Mr. Moon – A Poem with an MP3 Recording

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The poem "Mr. Moon: A Song for Little People" is about a fairy ring calling the moon to come down.  It was written by Bliss Carmen.  You can listen to the recording and read along with the poem below…

MP3 of Mr. Moon

Mr. Moon: A Song of the Little People
By Bliss Carmen

O Moon, Mr. Moon,
When you comin’ down?
Down on the hilltop,
Down in the glen,
Out in the clearin’,
To play with little men?
Moon, Mr. Moon,
When you comin’ down?

O Mr. Moon,
Hurry up your stumps!
Don’t you hear Bullfrog
Callin’ to his wife,
And old black Cricket
A-wheezin’ at his fife?
Hurry up your stumps,
And get on your pumps!
Moon, Mr. Moon,
When you comin’ down?

O Mr. Moon,
Hurry up along!
The reeds in the current
Are whisperin’ slow;
The river is a-wimplin’
To and fro.
Hurry up along
Or you’ll miss the song!
Moon, Mr. Moon,
When you comin’ down?

O Mr. Moon,
We’re all here!
Honey-bug, Thistledrift,
White-imp, Weird,
Wryface, Billiken,
Quidnunc, Queered;
We’re all here,
And the coast is clear!
Moon, Mr. Moon,
When you comin’ down?

O Mr. Moon,
There’s not much time!
Hurry, if you’re comin’,
You lazy old bones!
You can sleep to-morrow
While the Buzbuz drones;
There’s not much time
Till the church bells chime.
Moon, Mr. Moon,
When you comin’ down?

O Moon, Mr. Moon,
When you comin’ down?
Down where the Good Folk
Dance in a ring,
Down where the Little Folk
Sing?
Moon, Mr. Moon,
When you comin’ down?

Recited by Oxenhandler.

The full poem has more verses.  You can read them here.

Enjoy!

Mama Lisa

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