Cowboy Junkies: Blue Moon

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Blue Moon

I only want to say that if there is a way
I want my baby back with me
Because he's my true love
My only one, don't you see?

On that fateful day, perhaps in the new sun of May
My baby walks back into my arms
I'll keep him beside me forever from harm
You see I was afraid to let my baby stray
I kept him too tightly by my side
And then one sad day he went away and died

CHORUS: Blue moon, you saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own
Blue moon, you knew just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I really could care for

I only want to say, that if there is a way
I want my baby back with me
Because he's my true love, my only one, don't you see?






songwriters: Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
in 1934 for the film, "Hollywood Party"

performed by: Cowboy Junkies

release dates: 1954 by Elvis Presley; 1988 by the Cowboy Junkies

Rodgers and Hart wrote the lyrics to Blue Moon for actress, Jean Harlow, in a scene where she, as an innocent young girl, prays for stardom in the movies. The song has been covered by countless artists over time.

Wikipedia definition of a "blue moon":

the third full moon in a season of four full moons, or the second full moon in a calendar month. The term, 'blue moon' comes from folklore where different cultures and conventions place the 'blue moon' at different times of the year.

"Once in a blue moon" refers colloquially to mean 'a rare event'.


Blue Moon

I only want to say that if there is a way
I want my baby back with me
Because he's my true love
My only one, don't you see?

On that fateful day, perhaps in the new sun of May
My baby walks back into my arms
I'll keep him beside me forever from harm
You see I was afraid to let my baby stray
I kept him too tightly by my side
And then one sad day he went away and died

CHORUS: Blue moon, you saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own
Blue moon, you knew just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I really could care for

I only want to say, that if there is a way
I want my baby back with me
Because he's my true love, my only one, don't you see?






songwriters: Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
in 1934 for the film, "Hollywood Party"

performed by: Cowboy Junkies

release dates: 1954 by Elvis Presley; 1988 by the Cowboy Junkies

Rodgers and Hart wrote the lyrics to Blue Moon for actress, Jean Harlow, in a scene where she, as an innocent young girl, prays for stardom in the movies. The song has been covered by countless artists over time.

Wikipedia definition of a "blue moon":

the third full moon in a season of four full moons, or the second full moon in a calendar month. The term, 'blue moon' comes from folklore where different cultures and conventions place the 'blue moon' at different times of the year.

"Once in a blue moon" refers colloquially to mean 'a rare event'.


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Quiz #: 5503
The Cowboy Junkies of Canada revisit an old heartbreaker, 'Blue Moon' as a tribute to Elvis Presley.
Quiz by: Sharon Michiko Yoneda
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