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By The Light of The Silvery Moon - Chords, Lyrics and Origins

Origins

By the Light of the Silvery Moon is an American song from Tin Pan Alley song that was first published in 1909.  It was written by Gus Edwards and Edward Madden.  It has been recorded by Doris Day, Gene Vincent, Fats Waller, Little Richard and others.  The chords on this page will give you an approximate idea of what to play.  Watch the embedded YouTube video to see an exact walk through of the arrangement. 

Chords

C                                        
By the light

                        F               Am7 (E in the bass) D7
Of the silvery moon,

                 G              G7
I want to spoon.

                               C
To my honey, I'll croon

A7       G7
Love's tune.

           
C
Honey moon

                                F               Am7( (E in the bass)  Dm7
Keep a-shining in June;

         G7        C
Your silvery beams

       
F                   C
Will bring love's dreams;

                              A7        Dm7
We'll be cuddling soon

            G7        C
By the silvery moon.

Lyrics

By the light of the silvery moon,
I want to spoon.
To my honey, I'll croon
Love's tune.
Honey moon
Keep a-shining in June;
Your silvery beams
Will bring love's dreams;
We'll be cuddling soon
By the silvery moon.

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