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In the Evening By the Moonlight
Traditional
Recording sessions
1960 June 30: Newport (US-RI) 7th Jazz Festival
In the evening by the moonlight
When my mother had finished working
We used to sit around the fire place
Till the cornbread it was done

And then we all would eat our supper
After that we'd clean the kitchen
It's the only time they ever gave us to spare
To have a little fun

Then my daddy used to take his fiddle down
That hung upon the wall
While the silvery moon was shining
Clear and bright

How the old folks would enjoy it
They would sit all night and listen
As we used to sing
In the evening by the moonlight

In the evening by the moonlight
You could hear banjos ringing
You could hear them by the moonlight
You could hear my folks all singing

How my mother she would enjoy it
She would sit all night and listen
As we sang
In the evening by the moonlight oh yeah

In the evening by the moonlight
You could hear folks all singing
In the evening by the moonlight
You could hear my folks all singing

How my mother she would enjoy it
She would sit all night and listen
As we sang
In the evening by the moonlight oh yeah

In the evening by the moonlight
You could hear banjos ringing
In the evening by the moonlight
You could hear my folks all singing

How my mother she would enjoy it
She would sit all night and listen
As we sang
In the evening by the moonlight

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)
 
 
1988 May 6: Hamburg (DE) Fabrik