Moon Song

We had a bonfire for our homegroup tonight. While it was wonderful to spend time with our friends and eat ‘wummy’ food, including fall favorite hot apple cider, the best part for me was watching Aviana. There was a seven year old and a nine year old there who just love to play with Aviana and they let her boss them all around. Then after it got dark, Aviana was eagerly waiting for the moon to rise. She asked about it every five minutes or so. It was a cloudy night so we couldn’t see it right away, but once she spied the moonbeams peeking out from behind the clouds, she was content to sit on one of our friends laps and just gaze contentedly at it.

It was very cool the other morning when the sun was rising, and the moon was still glowing. She’s still talking about that.

She doesn’t get to stay up past 7:30 very often, and even then, we are rarely outside, so her love of all things lunar must have something to do with seeing it as a special treat. On the way down to my parents last weekend, she couldn’t stop talking about it and wanted me to sing a moon song. I don’t know any moon songs, so I thought of a few that have the word moon in them. One is “I see the moon, the moon sees me, God bless the moon and God bless me” Another is “Skid-a-ma-rink, a dink, a dink, Skid-a-ma-rink, a doo, I love you”, (I love you in the morning, and in the afternoon, I love you in the evening, and underneath the moon). The only other one I could come up with is quite a stretch: “The Cannibal King” It has a line “and every night, by the pale moonlight, it sounded like this to meeeeeee”. So if you know of any moon songs, Aviana keeps asking for more, and I love to oblige my little luna.

2 thoughts on “Moon Song

  1. Aunt Twila says:

    Hi Jessica,
    I just found your Farm Fresh website. I have never answered a “BLOG” before.
    There is a song called “Blue Moon”
    It is sort of a love song but has a nice melody.
    Loved the chicken story. Nothing like really fresh eggs. You know how protective mothers are of their off spring….. No wonder you had to fight for them.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hi Jessica-
    I met you at New Oaks a few weeks ago and am friends with your parents. Your mom forwarded this blog to me and I’m enjoying reading about how you delight in your children! They are amazing, aren’t they.

    Music is kind of my thing, so I thought I would help you out with a few more moon songs. I am a music therapist and find myself singing to Gabriel all the time. He’ll probably go to kindergarten singing songs from the 30’s and 40’s as that’s what a lot of my clients like. With that in mind, some of these songs are old, but I think it’s good for kids to have a broad range of knowledge.

    “It’s Only a Paper Moon” is a Frank Sinatra song and it really catchy. There is also “When the moon comes over the mountain” by Kate Smith which is more sober. Others are “Shine on Harvest Moon” and “By the Light of the Silvery Moon.” Most of these are love songs, like your Aunt Twila’s suggestion of “Blue Moon” but the great thing about music is you can change any words you want or you can use it as an opportunity to teach. Apart from the lyrics, the melody and rhythm can be very engaging as well.

    Good luck – she will love anything you sing!


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