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Cover, sheet music, 1912
"Moonlight Bay" is a popular song. It is commonly referred to as "On Moonlight Bay". The lyrics were written by Edward Madden, the music by Percy Wenrich, and was published in 1912. It is often sung in a Barbershop Quartet style.
- Voices hum, crooning over Moonlight Bay
- Banjos strum, tuning while the moonbeams play
- All alone, unknown they find me
- Memories like these remind me
- Of the girl I left behind me
- Down on Moonlight Bay
- Candle lights gleaming on the silent shore
- Lonely nights, dreaming till we meet once more
- Far apart, her heart, is yearning
- With a sigh for my returning
- With the light of love still burning
- As in of days of yore
- We were sailing along
- On Moonlight Bay.
- We could hear the voices ringing;
- They seemed to say,
- "You have stolen her heart"
- "Now don't go 'way!"
- As we sang Love's Old Sweet Song
- On Moonlight Bay
Some sources alter the third line of the chorus from "voices ringing" to "darkies singing," to appeal to minstrel show tastes. However, the original sheet music and 1912 recordings use the lyrics above.
- On Moonlight Bay (film)