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Withlacoochee Moon



Credits
Lyric Credits: Dan Gribbin
Music Credits: Dan Gribbin
Producer Credits: Dan Gribbin
Publisher Credits: Dan Gribbin
Description
Short Song Description:
Sad ballad of lost love.
Metadata
Song Length 4:23
Primary Genre Blues-Traditional
Tempo / Feel Folk-Traditional
Tempo / Feel Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Lyrics
WITHLACOOCHEE MOON

There's a river that I know, moving west, moving slow,
Stretching wider than these aging eyes can see.
Upon that river i will row, dip my oars, feel the flow,
Whispering softly to the one who's lost to me.

Withlacoochee moon, high among the trees,
Pale amid the mists of memory.
Daylight's coming soon, won't you shed your mystery,
Before you fade, my Withlacoochee moon?

I was a lad of seventeen, and the river was the scene
Of all the beauty that my heart had known.
But when she called me to her there, pulled my cheeck against her hair,
I thought that Withlacoochee princess was my own.

Withlacoochee moon, high among the trees,
Pale amid the mists of memory.
Daylight's coming soon, won't you shed your mystery,
Before you fade, my Withlacoochee moon?

In that fleeting rendezvous, it was clear to me she knew
That I could never live but by her side.
She promised on that fateful night that she'd return by full moonlight
If ever she could hope to be my bride.

And so I row and dream those eyes, whispering vows she'll never hear.
Only the owl, the alligator comprehend.
But sure one night the moon will rise on a vision sweet and clear
Of my Withlacoochee princess again.

Withlacoochee moon, high among the trees,
Pale amid the mists of memory.
Daylight's coming soon, won't you shed your mystery,
Before you fade, my Withlacoochee moon?

© 2011 by Daniel V. Gribbin