Mr. Moon

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Mr. Moon, he's a powerful man
Pull the ocean upon the land
Make men tell their women lies
When he comes over the rise

I was strolling through the town
Big old moon was a-smiling down
I had a bottle in my hand
Oh, that night was a-looking so grand

I ran into this girl I know
And we talked both soft and low
Then we went out for a ride
My blood was surging like the tide

Mr. Moon, he's a powerful man
He pull the ocean upon the land
And makes men tell their women lies
When he comes over the rise

Now it's late and she has to go
She said "Be there," and I say, "Well I show"
Tomorrow's sun shine upon the world
And I forget my little girl

Mr. Moon, he's a powerful man
Pull the ocean upon the land
Makes men tell their women lies
When he comes over the rise

Mr. Moon
Mr. Moon
Mr. Moon


Mr. Moon
Written byAlex Call
Performed byClover featuring Elvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals
John McFee - electric and acoustic guitars, pedal steel, dobro, banjo, mandolin, violin, viola, cello, bass, keyboards
Alex Call - acoustic guitars, background vocals
Pete Thomas - drums
McFee and Call play the listed instruments on the album but not necessarily on this song.
ReleasedJuly 2018
AlbumsClover: Homestead Redemption, 2018
Length3:10

First known performance:
November 8, 2007, San Francisco, CA, early show
Last known performance:
November 8, 2007, San Francisco, CA, late show
     (2 known performances, 1 as a snippet)


Clover Homestead Redemption album cover.jpg


Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
Clover  1971 Forty-Niner AMGclover-infopage.com
Ian Gomm & Jeb Loy Nichols  2009 Only Time Will Tell JebLoyNichols.co.ukCDBabyAmazon

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