Bit of a positive endorsement from Arthur and Rick for Jimmy Rae, singer/songwriter of Under the Mersey Moon. The guys have known Jimmy for years now, love the song and wanted to share it with all the Liver Bird community.

In Jimmy’s words:

‘Under the Mersey Moon’ a musical tribute to the enduring spirit of Liverpool and its people down the years, written and performed by Merseyside songwriter Jimmy Rae. Available to buy on CD from www.jimmyrae.co.uk

Under the Mersey Moon Lyric Sheet

Under the Mersey moon, rooftops shining blue
Cats are prowling on the wall as I walk home with you
And in the stillness of the night a bell rings far away
As a riverboat salutes the passing of another day

Under the Mersey moon slave ships landed here
Laden down with stolen lives, misery and fear
And under this same Mersey moon men grew rich and poor
And women raised their sons with love and sent them off to war

Under the Mersey moon enemy bombs once fell
Whole streets turned to memories in the burning fires of hell
And under this big Mersey moon lives were changed for ever
As families and neighbours learned to stand their ground together

And its still shining, it’s still shining
It keeps on shining that big old Mersey moon

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Under the Mersey moon factories stood still
Counting change on kitchen tables to pay another bill
And under this same Mersey moon sailors said their prayers
As they kissed goodbye the ones they loved and left them in its care

Under the Mersey moon Liver Birds look down
At people battered by the winds that blow around this town
Winds of change that strip away the things we once held dear
But carry our music round the world year after year

And its still shining, it’s still shining
It keeps on shining that big old Mersey moon

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Under the Mersey moon is where we learned to fight
Where we went out dancing and kissed our girls goodnight
Walking home with bags of chips and laughing till we cried
Yes under the Mersey moon is where I’ve had the best of times

Under the Mersey moon is where I call my home
The place I want to raise my kids and watch them raise their own
And if I go away don’t worry, I’ll be coming home soon
And when I die let my ashes lie
Under the Mersey moon

© Copyright James David Rae (Jimmy Rae) 2008