“Shine On Harvest Moon” is a fun and familiar love song. You’ll see eyes twinkle while singing this tune as people remember romantic days of courting.
Composer Nora Bayes and lyricist Jack Norworth debuted the song in the Ziegfield Follies of 1908. Norworth also wrote the words to “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” around the same time.
The song does have verses, but they are rarely sung. For our singalong version, we simply sing through the chorus twice.
Karaoke Version of “Shine On, Harvest Moon”
Our friends at Karaoke Version offer a lively arrangement of “Shine On, Harvest Moon.” Please note: Songs & Smiles is part of the Karaoke Version Affiliate Community, so we will receive a small commission if you purchase through the link below.
Various file formats are available. For karaoke videos, we suggest switching from the colorful animated background to the black background. The colorful version is fun, and the designs synch to the beat of the music, but we find the neutral black backgrounds to be less distracting and easier to follow, especially for your audience members who have Alzheimer’s.