Neil Young/Cassandra Wilson: Harvest Moon

The “Harvest Moon” was believed by the Norsemen to be the most powerful of the full moons, granting Loki’s blessing for a bountiful harvest. The Harvest Moon is the one closest to the equinox that marks the beginning of fall. Our current beautiful full moon is actually not the “Harvest Moon”, which was last month; it’s the “Hunter’s Moon”. But it’s so huge in the sky and the nights are so mild here in Munich that we may be excused for humming Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” … and for hoping that we can soon reap what we have sown. Because, baby, we know where the music’s playin’.



Come a little bit closer
Hear what I have to say
Just like children sleepin’
We could dream this night away.

But there’s a full moon risin’
Let’s go dancin’ in the light
We know where the music’s playin’
Let’s go out and feel the night.

Because I’m still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I’m still in love with you
On this harvest moon.

When we were strangers
I watched you from afar
When we were lovers
I loved you with all my heart.

But now its gettin’ late
And the moon is climbin’ high
I want to celebrate
See it shinin’ in your eye.

Because I’m still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I’m still in love with you
On this harvest moon.

learning english with songs :-) englischlernen mit liedern

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Anne

Teaching English for business communication skills, writing online for learners, translating, sailing whenever I can, from Washington, D.C.

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