Carl Smith - "Mister Moon "

(Verse 1)
CAN I DEPEND ON YOUR LIGHT, PRETTY MOON
WHILE I'M HOLDIN' HER TIGHT, SILVER MOON
WILL YOU BE THERE ABOVE, HELPIN' ME WITH MY LOVE
CAN I DEPEND ON YOUR LIGHT, MISTER MOON

(Chorus 1)
EVERY TIME YOU'RE SHININ', THERE'S ROMANCE IN THE AIR
PLEASE ST HE HEART TO PININ', AND TELL HER I'LL BE THERE
AS I LOOK IN HER EYES, PRETTY MOON
WILL YOU LOOK FROM THE SKY, SILVER MOON
IF I ASK HER TO BE, MINE WILL YOU STAND BY ME
WILL YOU HELP ME TONIGHT, MISTER MOON

(Verse 2)
IF WE'RE WED IN THE MIDDLE OF JUNE
WILL YOU SHINE BRIGHT FOR OUR HONEYMOON
WHEN YOU SHINE YOU MAKE LOVE, SEEM TO COME FROM ABOVE
WILL I SEE YOU TONIGHT, MISTER MOON

(Chorus 2)
IT SEEMS YOUR GOLDEN BEAUTY JUST MAKES A PERFECT NIGHT
SOMEHOW IT SEEMS MY CUTIE, LOOKS CUTER BY YOUR LIGHT
THERE'LL BE JUST US THREE, PRETTY MOON
YOU AND HER, HER AND ME, SILVER MOON
AND FOR HELPING OUR ROMANCE, I THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
AND I'LL SEE YOU TONIGHT, MISTER MOON

(Verse)
1 1 57 57
57 57 1 1
1 1 4 4
57 57 1 1

(Chorus)
4 4 1 1
4 4 1 57
1 1 57 57
57 57 1 1
1 1 4 4
57 57 1 1

[Note to Greg: Greg -- it may be that the following is too basic for
Cowpie users. If so, it is a waste of space. Feel free to delete it if
you think so. However, if there are some who need it, it is extremely
valuable. Tom]

By the way, it just occurred to me that some of you may be beginners who
are not yet too familiar with the standard "Nashville Numbering System".
The following is for you:

The numbers come from scales. In a chord progression chart, each number
(or group of numbers within parentheses) is one measure. In 4/4 time,
that would be one count of four (four beats); and in 3/4 time, it would
be one count of three. In order to figure out the letter-names of the
chords in a given key, you refer to the scale of that key. Here are the
major keys done for you:

KEY: SCALES:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
C C D E F G A B C
D D E F# G A B C# D
E E F# G# A B C# D# E
F F G A Bb C D E F
G G A B C D E F# G
A A B C# D E F# G# A
Bb Bb C D Eb F G A Bb

So -- using the verse of the song above as an example:
1 1 57 57
57 57 1 1
1 1 4 4
57 57 1 1

The chords in the Key of A would be determined by going down the Key
column of the table above to "A", then across to the appropriate number
(at the top of the columns):
A A E7 E7
E7 E7 A A
A A D D
E7 E7 A A

In this way, the number system allow us to learn songs and then play them
in ANY key instantaneously. Anyone who hasn't already done so should
learn to build at least the scales above in their head in order to
convert numbers into letters in any key.

Tom Rivers
Tom Caine
tipper11@juno.com

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