Who Sang The Voyage of the Moon? Donovan

Release information
Writer(s): Donovan Leitch
Release Date: 1971
Genre: Children's Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk
length: 5:18
lyricist: Donovan
composer: Donovan
The moon is like a boat, my love
Of lemon peel afloat, my love
And with a sail of gauze, my love
She seems to slightly pause
Upon her silent way, all on her silent way.

I see her pearly decks, my love
Set in with twinkling specks, my love
I see her pearly mast, my love
Far from her seashell past
And gently does she sway, all on her starry way.

Of silk they have been spun, my love
Her ropes that limply run, my love
Down to her carved prow, my love
Down to her mermaid prow
And softly does she sway, all on her starry way.

All in the Sea of Sky, my love
The moon ships sail and fly, my love
Though many are their kind, my love
Though all need but one wind
To make their starry way, to make their starry way.

And there will come a time, my love
O may it be in mine, my love
When men will proudly rise, my love
And board to sail the skies
Moon ships from all the spheres, moon ships from all the spheres.

The men he bathed in light, my love
The women clothed in white, my love
All in that wondrous fleet, my love
As each the other meets
Will smile and softly sing, will smile and softly sing.

And on some distant sand, my love
The ships will gently land, my love
Fair folk will meet them there, my love
With golden flowing hair
And great will be their joy, and great will be their joy.

The moon is like a boat, my love
Of lemon peel afloat, my love
And with a sail of gauze, my love
She seems to slightly pause.

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Walrus and the Carpenter
  • 2 Jabberwocky
  • 3 The Seller of Stars
  • 4 Lost Time
  • 5 The Little White Road
  • 6 The Star
  • 7 Coulter's Candy
  • 8 The Road
  • 9 Things to Wear
  • 10 The Owl and the Pussycat
  • 11 Homesickness
  • 12 Fishes in Love
  • 13 Mr. Wind
  • 14 Wynken, Blynken and Nod
    Vinyl 2
  • 1 Celia of the Seals
  • 2 The Pee Song
  • 3 The Voyage of the Moon
  • 4 The Unicorn
  • 5 Lord of the Dance
  • 6 Little Ben
  • 7 Can Ye Dance
  • 8 In an Old Fashioned Picture Book
  • 9 The Song of the Wandering Aengus
  • 10 A Funny Man
  • 11 Lord of the Reedy River
  • 12 Henry Martin
  • 13 Queen Mab
  • 14 La Moora