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
See I don’t know where I’ll be
And I don’t know if I’ll see
Out the window of my room
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.