Shine On, Harvest Moon (1908)
(w) Jack Norworth (m) Nora Bayes (I) Revue: Follies of 1908 by Bayes and Norworth
[Verse 1]
The night was mighty dark so you could hardly see,
For the moon refused to shine.
Couple sitting underneath a willow tree,for love they pine.
Little maid was kind afraid of darkness,
So she said, “I guess I’ll go.”
Boy began to sigh, looked up at the sky,
Told the moon his little tale of woe.

Oh, shine on, shine on harvest moon up in the sky.
I ain’t had no lovin’ since January, February, June or July.
Snow time ain’t no time to stay outdoors and spoon.
So shine on, shine on, harvest moon for me and my gal.