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Sunlight and Moonlight


Lyrics composed by John Henderson on the 3rd of December, 2009,
to the traditional Irish song, 'The Mountains Of Mourne'.


When 'Sunlight' and 'Moonlight' met up on a hill,
Sneering 'Sunlight' told 'Moonlight', "You're dreary and chill,
With your gloomy outlook you're just a dull bore;
So begone or I'll scorch you with fire from my core.
I rev up each morning, then shine bright all day,
From my throne deep in space I rule all I survey;
As I climb the sky's heights so my beams hotter get,
But by night-fall I'm well charged before I must set.

..... Then you bring your shimm'ring and shiv'ring nearby,
Looking somewhat grotesque as you drift through the sky;
Without light and warming you're not of much use;
Worse you suck the seas both ways, you parasite sluice!"
Said 'Moonlight' to 'Sunlight', "It's true you shine bright,
But in all your abuse, you are clearly not right;
For my service is diff'rent as Earth needs its rest;
Satellite that I am I can fill such needs best.

I comfort the mountains with silvery clothes,
And such spill out quite gently where each river flows;
Things rural or urban and oceans I tend,
While you're circling afar in this world without end."
No more jealous chat did I hear from these two;
But I'm really quite certain they'll argue anew,
And was thinking, though without such power as them,
We too could be more use before saying amen!

Yes moons will clad mountains with silvery clothes,
And these will spill out gently where each river flows;
To cottage or city and wide seas moons go,
While suns circle afar in more worlds full of woe."
I hope jealous talk like we've heard from these two;
Will not come o'er the airways as I heard it do,
And I'm praying, though without such power as them,
We'll too be of more use before saying amen!

And I'm praying, though without such power as them,
We'll too be of more use before saying amen!


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