Songs for Eclipse 2017

The Eclipse is coming August 21!

To celebrate, below are some songs to sing for this auspicious occasion.

For PDF of the lyrics only, download these Eclipse Songs.

For lyrics with chords, download Eclipse SongsTab.

I have channeled my enthusiasm for the eclipse into rewriting some popular and easy to sing songs to celebrate this auspicious event.  My husband and neighbor helped rewrite the lyrics.

My family is joining neighbors and friends to go to Wyoming  to watch the Eclipse with 200 other eclipse enthusiasts from across the country.  We will be camping in the fields of the Sunburst Bed and Breakfast, which has been booked for months.   I called the hostess of Sunburst to see if she would like some Eclipse music and she said yes!  A fellow she knows will be there with a guitar.  My neighbor and I will also be bringing guitars.   On Sunday, we will be singing these Eclipse songs with 200 folks out in a meadow.

Like so many, I am deeply inspired by the glory of nature and the Power that creates it.  I am also amazed by humans’ astonishing ability to peer into the unseen aspects of nature and to predict events such as an eclipse.

 

Here are the lyrics.  Enjoy!

Oh What a Beautiful Eclipse

There’s a bright golden haze on the meadow
There’s a bright golden haze on the meadow
The spruce are as high as a grizzley bear’s eye
And it looks like it’s climbin’ clear up to the sky!

Oh, what a beautiful mornning
Oh, what a beautiful day!
I’ve got a beautiful feelin’,
Everything’s goin’ my way!

Now the moon is blocking the sunlight
That ol’ moon is blocking the sunlight
The sky is so dark we now see the stars
The corona’s so pretty,
let’s sing a few more bars

Oh, what a beautiful evenin’!
Right in the middle of the day!
I’ve got a beautiful feelin’,
Everything’s goin’ my way!

Oh the sun shines again in the heavens
The sun shines again in the heavens
I feel the sunlight and it makes my heart bright
I feel my joy warming and know all is right

Oh, what a beautiful daytime!
Oh, what a beautiful day!
I’ve got a beautiful feelin’,
Sunlight is shining my way!

You are my sunshine

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine,
You make me happy when skies are gray.
You’ll never know dear how much I love you,
Please don’t take my sunshine away.

The other day, dear, as I was playing,
I saw the day had turned to night.
When I looked up, dear, I was astonished,
The stars, they twinkled so bright.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine,
You make me happy when skies are gray.
You’ll never know dear how much I love you,
Please don’t take my sunshine away.

I love our universe, it makes me happy,
With all its galaxies, planets and stars
I love the eclipse, the sun’s corona,
And the love, that we all share

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine,
You make me happy when skies are gray.
You’ll never know dear how much I love you,
Please don’t take my sunshine away.

Mr. Sun, Mrs. Moon

Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun
Please shine down on me
Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun
Hiding behind the moon

We’ve come a long way to look at you
To see your cornona, to celebrate, too
Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun
Please shine down on me

Oh Mrs. Moon, Moon,
Bright and Silvery Moon
Please shine down on me
Oh Mrs. Moon, Moon
Bright and Silvery Moon
Blocking the sun from me

We like to ramble, We like to roam
We also like to find ourselves at home
With the full eclipse, Totality is come
and Stars shine down on me.

Oh Mrs. Moon, Moon,
Bright and Silvery Moon
Please shine down on me
Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun
Please shine down on me.

I see the Sun
(To the tune of I See the Moon)

I see the sun the sun sees me
Down through the boughs of the old pine tree
Please let the light that shines on me
Shine on the one I love

I see the moon the moon sees me
The moon takes a bite of the sun, you see
Please let the light that shines on me
Shine on the ones I love

I don’t see the sun, where can it be
Just a corona do I see
Behind the moon, is the sun still free?
To shine on the ones I love?

Now I see the sun, shining free
radiant bright for all to see
Please let the light that shines on me
Shine on the ones I love

Twinkle Twinkle Eclipsed Star

Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are.

Bang and boom exploding star
Hurling matter from afar
Fusing atoms in your core
Carbon, iron, many more
Twinkle twinkle little star
Now I know just what you are.

Twinkle twinkle nearest star
Behind the moon now you’re dark
Up above the world so high
Radiant crown up in the sky
Twinkle twinkle nearest star
We see your glory from afar.

Twinkle twinkle eclipsed star
Now I sing of who we are
Now I know we’re made of light
Now I know we sparkle bright
Twinkle twinkle, little star
We are all Light’s avatars.

This is the Day

This is the day Echo: This is the day
That Our Sun has made Echo: That Our Sun has made
Let us rejoice (Echo) Let us rejoice
And be glad in it. (Echo) And be glad in it.
This is the day that our Sun has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it, for

This is the day (Echo)
That Our Sun has made.

This is the day Echo: This is the day
That Our Moon has made Echo: That Our Moon has made
Let us rejoice (Echo) Let us rejoice
And be glad in it. (Echo) And be glad in it.
This is the day that our Moon has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it, for

This is the day (Echo)
That Our Moon has made.

This is the day Echo: This is the day
That Our Love has made Echo: That Our Love has made
Let us rejoice (Echo) Let us rejoice
And be glad in it. (Echo) And be glad in it.
This is the day that our Love has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it, for

This is the day (Echo)
That Our Love has made.