Moonbeam Boogie—Lyrics

Moonbeam Boogie

(A celebration of the Philadelphia Folk Festival)

Words & Music by Christopher Kent

It was a starry night
And we were feeling all right
Dancing in the grass
Watching the moon go past
People followed the sound
They came from miles around
Brought their friends and laid their blankets
Out on the ground
We just couldn’t sit down

We did the moonbeam boogie
You know we couldn’t go wrong
We did the moonbeam boogie
Everybody dancing and singing along
We did the moonbeam boogie
Five hundred strong
We did the moonbeam boogie
All night long

There was wind in the trees
Just as nice as you please
Singing and dancing
A lot of laughing and a little romancing
Sharing the night sky
Letting our spirits fly
Jumping and grinning
Shaking to the music ’til our heads were spinning

We did the moonbeam boogie
You know we couldn’t go wrong
We did the moonbeam boogie
Everybody dancing and singing along
We did the moonbeam boogie
One thousand strong
We did the moonbeam boogie
All night long

We were dancing on the hillside
Music as sweet as the sky is wide
Swinging and shaking
And the night was full of the love we were making

We did the moonbeam boogie
You know we couldn’t go wrong
We did the moonbeam boogie
Everybody dancing and singing along
We did the moonbeam boogie
Five thousand strong
We did the moonbeam boogie
All night long

Copyright 1992 by Christopher Kent–All Rights Reserved