I See The Moon and the Moon Sees Me is a traditional English rhyme that dates back to 1784 when it had just two couplets. It was first published in Gammer Gurton’s Garland or The Nursery Parnassus.
There are suggestions that this rhyme was sung when the new moon first appeared. Children would link hands and dance in a circle while keeping time to the recital of this rhyme. Over the years, there have been many different adaptations of the rhyme which would have been passed on by oral storytellers before they were eventually committed to memory and only recorded on paper many years later.
In 1953, a song was made from the nursery rhyme by Meredith Wilson, the songwriter who also composed the famous festive song “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”. The song gathered some acclaim and is still a popular choice in educational settings today.
I See The Moon and The Moon Sees Me Lyrics
I see the moon and the moon sees me,
The moon sees somebody I wanna see
God bless the moon and God bless me:
And God bless that somebody I wanna see.