July 17th, 2003

turtle

By the Light Of the Silvery Moon

music Gus Edwards, words Edward Madden, c. 1909

Place, park, scene, dark,
Silv'ry moon is shining through the trees
Cast: two, me, you,
Sound of kisses floating on the breeze.
Act one, be-gun.
Dialog: "Where would you like to spoon?"
My cue, with you,
Underneath the silv'ry moon.

Act two, scene new,
Roses blooming all around the place.
Cast three: you, me,
Preacher with a solemn-looking face.
Choir sings, bell rings,
Preacher: "You are wed forever more."
Act two, all through,
Ev'ry night the same encore.

Refrain:
By the light of the silvery moon
I want to spoon,
To my honey I'll croon love's tune.
Honey moon,
Keep a-shinin' in June.
Your silv'ry beams
Will bring love dreams,
We'll be cuddling soon
By the silvery moon.


Note: I've found a couple of sources citing this song to 1919 rather than to 1909, but I'm going with 1909, the copyright date in the book I have out from the library.
turtle

Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Beth Slater Whitson and Leo Friedman, c. 1910

Let me call you Sweetheart
I'm in love with you.
Let me hear you whisper that you love me too.
Keep the lovelight glowing in your eyes so true
Let me call you Sweetheart
I'm in love with you!

I am dreaming, dear, of you
Day by day
Dreaming when the skies are blue,
When they're gray;
When the silv'ry moonlight gleams,
Still I wander on in dreams
In a land of love, it seems
Just with you....

Let me call you Sweetheart
I'm in love with you.
Let me hear you whisper that you love me too.
Keep the lovelight glowing in your eyes so true
Let me call you Sweetheart
I'm in love with you!