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Re: Hang the moon

Posted by Bruce Kahl on March 31, 2001

In Reply to: Re: Hang the moon posted by ESC on March 31, 2001

: : Has anyone ever heard of this phrase and what it means? Is it s commonly know phrase? I have a wager riding on whether or not this is actually a widely known phrase or not. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
: : thanks,
: : -sam-

: I have heard it in the context of: "He thought she 'hung the moon.'" Meaning he thought she was super wonderful. I first heard it in the early 80s -- Kentucky Gov. John Y. Brown Jr. said it about his new wife Phyllis George.

Stars Over Texas
(written by Larry Boone, Paul Nelson and Tracy Lawrence)

As you lie in my arms
Girl my heart's on my sleeve
Words come so hard in moments like this
There's feelings I have that are so hard to show
But right now there's one thing
I want you to know

(Chorus)
As long as the tides ebb
The earth turns the sun sets
I promise I'll always be true
And as long as there's stars over Texas
Darling I'll hang the moon for you

I know I have stumbled and caused you some tears
When you needed me the most I haven't always been here
I know I'm not always the man I should be
But don't ever wonder what you mean to me

(Repeat chorus)

And as long as there's stars over Texas
Darling I'll hang the moon for you
Darling I'll hang the moon for you