Heptune presents:

Me and the Man in the Moon

    (Edgar Leslie, Jimmy Monaco)

Transcribed from vocals by Helen Kane, recorded 12/20/1928,
From Helen Kane, the Original 'Boop-Boop a-Doop' Girl: Great Original Performances 1928 - 1930; Robert Parker's Classic Years in Digital Stereo, Louisiana Red Hot Records, RPCD-323,
Photograph of Helen Kane CD.

Why did my sweetie leave me?
Why did we have to part?
You know, no other sweetie can relieve me
Of this aching heart.

Why can't I have the sunshine?
The sunshine instead of gloom?
Why must I have these little shadows
Creeping in my room?

When the night is dark and peaceful,
Loving hearts are all in tune,
There's two lonesome people in the whole wide world,
It's me and the man and the moon.

When the little birds are nesting,
And I listen to them croon,
There are two lonesome people in the whole wide world,
It's me and the man and the moon.

While I lie there counting sheep,
Through my window he comes to peep,
And with each other we're sympathizing!

Oh, I'm looking at those happy people,
While they sit around and spoon,
There's two lonesome people in the whole wide world,
It's me and the man and the moon.

Oh, but if my sweetie keeps me waiting,
You know what I'm gonna do? I'll get another sweetie, soon;
Because there's two lonesome people in the whole wide world,
It's me and the man and the moon.

Oh, how I miss his ukulele,
And the way he strums those tunes,
'Cause there's two lonesome people in the whole wide world,
It's me and the man and the moon.

When the creepy shadows fall,
And the boogie man comes to call,
I need two lovable arms around me!

You know, and if my sweetie keeps me waiting,
You know what I'm gonna do? I'm gonna get myself a big balloon, a big one,
And I'll travel through the air in that big balloon and have a love affair,
With the man in the moon!


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Published 4/1/00.

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