OH, MOON OF THE SUMMER NIGHT (TELL MY MOTHER HER BOY IS ALL RIGHT)
(Allan J. Flynn, 1918)
Over There, The silvry moon was shining,
Over There, A soldier boy while pining,
To the moon pleaded, And if it heeded,
This is what it heard him say, Oh!
Over There, The night was dark and dreary,
Over There, Two loving hearts were weary,
Sweetheart and mother, Asking each other,
Will our Soldier boy return, Oh!
Moon, of the summer night,
Your silvry beams bring me dreams,
of the loved ones way back home,
Could you only tell them all,
That I'm safe tonight,
How it would cheer up the loved ones far across the foam,
Over yonder in the golden west,
My mother's praying,
And the little girl I love the best, Is praying too,
So I'm asking you, Oh! Moon.
Won't you send your light,
And tell my mother for me, cross the sea,
Her boy's alright.