Sing I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon for Your Kids as a Lullaby

Today, I came across the song below somehow via one of those suggestions on YouTube as I was watching something else. You’ve got to love these seemingly random recommendations when they work. I know it’s some intelligent algorithm that’s essentially a bet you’d like something based on a few features it has in common with something else you watched, but it sure seems random sometimes.

Very philosophically cute!

Anyhow, as I listened to the song, with the bedtime video featuring Ernie (my fav) from Sesame Street, I thought wouldn’t that be a nice song to sing for your kids as a lullaby?

It’s easy enough to do so, and would sound fine without accompaniment.

So here it is, video and lyrics, for those of you who might want to try.

Get guitar and ukulele chords and tabs for this song here!

Well, I’d like to visit the moon
On a rocket ship high in the air.
Yes, I’d like to visit the moon,
But I don’t think I’d like to live there.
Though I’d like to look down,
At the Earth from above,
I’d miss all the places,
and people I love,
So although I might like it for one afternoon,
I don’t want to live on the moon.

I’d like to travel under the sea.
I could meet all the fish everywhere.
Yes, I’d travel under the sea,
But I don’t think I’d like to live there.
I might stay for a day there,
If I had my wish,
But there’s not much to do,
When your friends are all fish,
And an oyster and clam, aren’t real family,
So I don’t want to live under the sea.

I’d like to visit the jungle,
Hear the lion’s roar,
Go back in time and meet a dinosaur.
There’s so many strange places I’d like to be,
But none of them permanently.

So if I should visit the moon,
Well, I’ll dance on a moonbeam, and then,
I will make a wish on a star,
And I’ll wish I was home once again.
Though I’d like to look down at the earth from above,
I would miss all the places and people I love,
So although I may go,
I’ll be coming home soon,
‘Cause I don’t want to live on the moon.
No, I don’t, want to live, on the moon.

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