Collected by Bill Reynolds Sung by
For Mary C. Parler Mr. Gerald Harriman
Transcribed by Bill Reynolds Fayetteville, Ark.
January 11, 1960
Reel 335, Item 5
Moonlight and Skies
Oh, come hear my story my heart aches and sighs I'm a prisoner whose lonely for moonlight and skies I have a sweetheart, who is waiting for me Back in old Oklahoma not far from Shanee.
Her lips like sweet cherries her little heart sighs She said daddy don't leave me your moonlight and skies
My pal's name was Blackie, a lad of true heart A robbery we planned so decided to start.
I went to my darling with tears in her eyes She said daddy don't leave me your moonlight and skies.
The next scene was fatal a shot through the heart Poor Blackie died sending love to his sweetheart Go tell her, go tell her I send her my love And I'll meet her in heaven with the angels above.
That night I was captured out under the stars Now life is to linger behind these iron bars You can see me at my window as the day slowly dies Dreaming of my darling, my moonlight and skies.
The pale moon is shining, yes shining so bright And loved ones are strolling by my window tonight. Their laughter so merry brings heartaches and sighs To a prisoner whose lonely for moonlight and skies.
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