Moonshine Lullaby

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"Moonshine Lullaby" is a song from the 1946 musical Annie Get Your Gun, by Irving Berlin. It was first performed by Ethel Merman.[1] Other singers to have recorded the song include Bernadette Peters in 1999,[2] Doris Day,[3] and Mary Martin in 1957.[4] The song itself is considered a lullaby, but the lyrics are about a still where moonshine is brewed illegally.[5]

Lyrics[edit]

Annie:

Behind the hill
There's a busy little still
Where your Pappy's workin' in the moonlight
Your lovin' paw
Isn't quite within the law
So he's hidin' there behind the hill
Bye bye baby
Stop your yawnin'
Don't cry baby
Day will be dawning
And when it does
From the mountain where he wuz
He'll be coming with jug of moonshine
So count your sheep
Mama's singing you to sleep
With the Moonshine Lullaby

Trio: Loo Loo

Behind the hill
There's a busy little still
Where your Pappy's workin' in the moonlight
Your lovin' paw
Isn't quite within the law
So he's hidin' there behind the hill

Annie and Trio:

Bye bye baby
Stop your yawnin'
Don't cry baby
Day will be dawning

Trio:

And when it does
From the mountain where he wuz
He'll be coming with jug of moonshine

Annie:

So count your sheep
Mama's singing you to sleep
With the Moonshine Lullaby

Kids:

Dream of Pappy
Very happy
With his jug of mountain rye

Annie:

So count your sheep
Mama's singing you to sleep
With the Moonshine Lullaby

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mordden, Ethan (27 August 1999). Beautiful Mornin' : The Broadway Musical in the 1940s: The Broadway Musical in the 1940s. Oxford University Press, USA. p. 114. ISBN 978-0-19-535176-7. 
  2. ^ "Bernadette Peters' "Moonshine Lullaby"". Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Doris Day's "Moonshine Lullaby"". Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Mary Martin's "Moonshine Lullaby"". Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Moonshine Lullaby". ST Lyrics. Retrieved 2 October 2012.