YOU CAN'T EAT THE MOON (2005)


(v1)
The man in the moon woke up one day
Hungry as you please
He got his knife and fork and looked
For those piles of green cheese
But all he found was an orchestra
Who saw he had a question
So they sang for him this little song
To help with his digestion

(chorus 1)
Oh, you can’t eat the moon
No, you can’t eat the moon
We can get you a tart
Or a fig macaroon
You can toot our trombone
You can blow our bassoon
But you can’t eat the moon
No you can’t eat the
Can’t eat the moon

(v2)
The man in the moon was shocked to hear
There was no cheese to eat
The orchestra leader smiled and waved
And offered him a seat
There’s music to be made, my friend
Don’t sit there in a stew
We’ll dine when the moon is waxing full
And sup when the moon is new


(chorus 2)
Cause you can’t eat the moon
No, you can’t eat the moon
We can spare you a plum
Which turned into a prune
You can hold a note
You can carry a tune
But you can’t eat the moon
No you can’t eat the
Can’t eat the moon


(bridge)
The man in the moon
Put down his spoon
And got his clarinet
He got back later
Jumped into the crater
And played a minuet


(v3)
The man in the moon now spends his time
Playing with the band
He does get hungry once in a while
But they grab a snack when they can
So late at night when you lie in bed
And see the moon appear
Listen for that lunar orchestra
This is what you’ll hear:


(chorus 3)
Oh, you can’t eat the moon
No, you can’t eat the moon
We’ll have dinner on Mars
And dessert on Nep-TUNE
Why stop for lunch
When there’s time to croon
But you can’t eat the moon
No you can’t eat the
Can’t eat the moon


Figured I should try writing kids’ songs. My older son liked it, especially when I half-sang what I thought it should sound like.

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