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|Oh mother, how pretty the moon is tonight|
It was surfer Marilyn Evans who put me onto this lullaby in September 2001. It was sang to her by her English grandmother and she was looking its lyrics and melody. An Internet search turned up the lyrics which fascinated me, I would just love to sing it myself! Now there are at least two of us looking! Any help out there?
Thanks a lot Marilyn.
Well as of November 2002, surfer Marion Scherer of Florida, USA has offered help saying both that she knows the song and melody. Her version can be by clicking lyrics above. In her email she goes on to say that she learned it from her grandmother who arrived in Canada from Guernsey, in the Channel Islands, when she was seven years old. She always thought that the lullaby was English but wasn't sure if the song was specific to Guernsey or had originated in England or some other part of the Britsih Commonwealth.