Once in a Blue Moon Revisited

Here’s an Elvis song for you that doesn’t quite use the complete idiom from last week, but it does use the phrase “blue moon.” Listen, try to guess the words you hear in the blanks, then check your answers at the end!

Blue Moon of Kentucky

 Written by Bill Monroe

Performed by Elvis Presley

Blue moon, blue moon, blue moon,
Keep shining bright.
Blue moon, keep on shining bright,
You’re gonna bring me back my ___1____ tonight,
Blue moon, keep shining bright.

I said blue moon of Kentucky
Keep on shining,
Shine on the one that’s gone and ___2____ me blue.
I said blue moon of Kentucky
Keep on shining,
Shine on the one that’s gone and ____3___ me blue.

Well, it was on one moonlight night,
Stars shining bright,
Wish blown high
Love said ____4____.

Blue moon of Kentucky
Keep on shining.
Shine on the one that’s gone and ____5____ me blue.

Well, I said blue moon of Kentucky
Just keep on shining.
Shine on the one that’s gone and ___6____ me blue.
I said blue moon of Kentucky
Keep on shining.
Shine on the one that’s gone and ___7____ me blue.

Well, it was on one moonlight night,
Stars shining bright,
Wish blown high
Love said ___8___.

Blue moon of Kentucky
Keep on shining.
Shine on the one that’s gone and ___9___ me blue.

1.  baby

2.  left

3.  left

4.  goodbye

5.  left

6.  left

7.  left

8.  goodbye

9.  left

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