February 24, 2009

Goodnight moon, goodnight stars

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Oh, this song is all kinds of wonderful tonight; simple like the last waltz across a darkened kitchen, easy like front porch swings and fireflies. Wistful and wonderful as the moon rises.

Goodnight Moon – Will Kimbrough

Goodnight moon, good night stars
Goodnight old brokedown cars
Gone away, leaving soon
Goodnight darlin’
Goodnight moon

See I don’t know where I’ll be
And I don’t know if I’ll see
Out the window of my room
Shining down
Goodnight moon

Thank you babe, I’m gonna miss you
When the night comes ’round
That’s when I long to kiss you
With the moon shining on the ground



Will Kimbrough is from Mobile, Alabama, and currently calls Nashville home. This song was featured on the Oxford American Southern Music Sampler in 2003. In addition to having that lovely clear tenor voice and songwriting chops, Kimbrough also has produced albums for folks like Matthew Ryan and Josh Rouse. He’s released some stuff on the Lost Highway label, and seems to have been laying low since his 2007 EP.


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5 Comments »

  • Hey Heather,

    Will Kimbrough actually wrote that song, though I prefer Jack’s version from the Electric record. Check it out.

    Jeff — February 25, 2009 @ 7:28 am

  • noted and fixed! thank you Jeff!

    browneheather — February 25, 2009 @ 7:54 am

  • Wow. So good. Thanks for posting.

    Tim — February 25, 2009 @ 10:08 am

  • Effortless. It’s summer at night in a song.

    Digging For Days

    Kip — February 27, 2009 @ 11:52 am

  • I heard this song on the Oxford Mag CD and it has a very special place in my heart–thanks for posting.

    Ed Diket — September 29, 2010 @ 6:25 pm

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