Many people only sing the chorus of "Moonlight Bay".
We were sailing along
On Moonlight Bay
We could hear the voices ringing
They seemed to say:
"You have stolen her heart"
"Now don't go 'way!"
As we sang love's old sweet song
On Moonlight Bay.
Voices hum, crooning over Moonlight Bay
Banjos strum, tuning while the moonbeams play
All alone, unknown they find me
Memories like these remind me
Of the girl I left behind me
Down on Moonlight Bay.
Candle lights gleaming on the silent shore
Lonely nights, dreaming till we meet once more
Far apart, her heart, is yearning
With a sigh for my returning
With the light of love still burning
As in of days of yore.
The music was written by Percy Wenrich and the lyrics by Edward Madden. It was published in 1912.
"I remember my son Calvin singing this song to us was he was very, very young. It will always hold a special place in my heart." -Mama Lisa
"Moonlight Bay" is often sung by Barbershop Quartets.
Thanks and Acknowledgements
The 1st image is the Sheet Music Cover from 1912, it was edited by Mama Lisa. The 2nd illustration comes from "Little Wide-awake, Annual for Children" (1883) by Lucy D Sale Barker - it was heavily graphically altered by Mama Lisa.