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West Moon

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Oh, tonight the west moon hangs over the harbour,
Shines down 'cross the headland and out 'cross the bay,
Shines down 'thru the trees and rests on the graveyard,
The only reminder of a long ago day.

My mind takes me back to a time in that harbour
When stout boats at anchor dozed on the sway,
When the laughter of children sent glad cries to Heaven
And woman looked sea-ward from meadows of hay.

But no longer I see those fish-covered flakes now,
No green rows of garden stretched over the hill,
No punt in the beach gleaming red with fresh copper,
No fine sturdy stick freshly cut for a keel.

For the government men came bribing and preaching,
They convinced all the livyers to just move away.
Now they're scattered like dried leaves from Hell to high water,
But the wind and the west moon elected to stay.

So, tonight the west moon hangs over the harbour,
Shines down 'cross the headland and out 'cross the bay,
Shines down 'thru the trees and rests on the graveyard,
As if lookin' for the souls of the ones moved away.

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{G}Oh, tonight the west moon hangs {F}over the {G}harbour,
Shines down 'cross the headland and {F}out 'cross the {D}bay,
{G}Shines down 'thru the trees and {F}rests on the {G}graveyard,
The only {F}reminder of a {D}long ago {G}day.

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