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Re: Moon Going Down....Charley Patton
Um ..... I could be being a little dim here (heh) and I hate to muddy the waters with 'original research', but I always heard it as 'morn star' .... the morning star being a name for Venus when it appears in the east before sunrise, thus giving it a kind of lurrrrrve angle. It certainly makes more sense that 'north star' and sounds closer than 'the sun'.
Hope that shines a little light on ya, JE :)
waxwing, don't I remember you from WeenieCampbell (going back some)?
: Hi Ari, Received wisdom has the first line
: ending "...sun's about to shine".
: The dissident view has it as "...North
: Star's 'bout to shine". Can anyone
: shine some light on this question? Kind
: regards, the unenlightened JE.