Track Title:               Honorable Moon

Prime Artist:              Ira Gershwin     (b. Israel Gershvin)
Lyrics by:                 Ira Gershwin     (b. Israel Gershvin)
Lyrics by:                 B.G. DeSylva  (aka 'Buddy', aka, 'George Gard DeSylva')
Lyrics by:                 Arthur Francis (pseudonym for Ira Gershwin)

Music by:                  William Daly
From the Show:             Unproduced Chopin Show  1923 (S)

Far away in old Japan, a little maid is sad;
Tears arise in her eyes.
It's the same old story-
How a handsome Yankee lad
Loved a day - sailed away.
Patiently she waits, hoping to discover
Honorable boat that took her lover.
Always when the moon appears,
She hopes the news is glad
That it brings; so she sings:


Honorable Moon, I look to you,
Honorable Moon, as lovers do.
Make a silver path across the sea,
So my love'll find his way to me.
Must I wither like a flower without shunshine, without rain?
Must my weary nights of waiting be in vain?
Honorable Moon, oh, hear my plea,
Tell me he will soon come back to me.

Contributed by Carlene Bogle