The Moon and I...

©Janis Zroback

Toronto, Canada

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The Sun whose rays are all ablaze with ever living glory
Does not deny his majesty, he scorns to tell a story
He don’t exclaim “I blush for shame” so kindly be indulgent
But fierce and bold in fiery gold, he glories all effulgent

I mean to rule the earth as he the sky
We really know our worth, the Sun and I
I mean to rule the earth as he the sky
We really know our worth, the Sun and I

Observe her flame that placid dame the Moon’s Celestial Highness
There’s not a trace upon her face of diffidence or shyness
She borrows light that through the night, mankind may all acclaim her
And truth to tell, she lights up well so I for one don’t blame her

Ah pray make no mistake, we are not shy
We’re very wide awake, the Moon and I
Ah pray make no mistake, we are not shy
We’re very wide awake, the Moon and I
Gilbert and Sullivan

The Mikado is one of my favourite G and S operettas, and the final song at the end a thrilling paean to the Sun and the Moon…that being said I am being just a little bit tongue in cheek here because it’s the little bird who is singing about his partnership with both denizens of the sky…
And why not, he flies to closer to them than I will ever do

Click for A favourite actress singing which for me is the best version of the song



Inspired by the super moon, the latest addition to my birds on branches series is in Watercolour on Fabriano Artistico Not Paper…best viewed large…

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