The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Meet Me Tonight In The Moonlight

Cat. #0897 (MFH #521) - As sung by Jimmy (Driftwood) Morris, Timbo, Arkansas on August 30, 1969

VERSE 1
I'm a go'in to th Newgate tomorrow
An' leave my poor darlin behind
Cold bars of iron all around me
An' a plank fer a pillow I find

CHORUS:
Will ya meet me, will ya meet me tonight love
Will ya meet me in th moonlight alone
I have a sad story to tell you
Must be told in th moonlight alone

VERSE 2
I have a great ship on th ocean
It it loaded with silver an' gold
And before my poor darling shall suffer
That ship shall be anchored and sold

CHORUS:
Will ya meet me, please meet me tonight love
Will ya meet me in th moonlight alone
I have a sad story to tell you
Must be told in th moonlight alone

VERSE 3
O, I wish I had someone to love me
Some-one to call me their own
Some-one I could live with, forever
I'm tired of living alone

CHORUS:
Will ya meet me, will ya meet me tonight love
Will ya meet me in th moonlight alone
I have a sad story to tell you
Must be told in th moonlight alone

(Jimmy plays and talks about his guitar)

Variants