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1946 postcard of Sheboygan’s lakefront

Moon Over Michigan

Long before I ever saw the Pacific or Atlantic oceans, there was Lake Michigan. The third-largest lake in the world sat just a few blocks away from the house I grew up in; it was my backyard, and it’s been a constant presence in my life. I built forts in its overlooks as a kid, cruised its shoreline as a teenager, fished it from piers and jetties, and swam in its numbing waters at North Beach.

 

I was incredibly lucky to have my friend Andrea Zonn (the pride of neighboring Illinois) play violin and sing with me on this song.  

Ferry lights are fading in the distance

A quiet settles on the lake       

Listening for secrets by the shoreline    

Underneath the stars of Hika Bay

 

There’s a moon, tonight, over Michigan

And the light dances on her waves

Look to the east and make a wish again  

Wisconsin, I will stay

 

Why I ever left, I can’t remember

So many years have gone around the bend

Let’s sing a song of new beginnings  

It’s so good to see you, my old friend

 

There’s a moon, tonight, over Michigan

And the light dances on her waves

Look to the east and make a wish again  

Wisconsin, I will stay

 

It’s in the trees up in the Northwoods

It’s in the waters flowing through the Dells 

Standing in this spot of moonlight

I’m completely underneath your spell   

 

There’s a moon, tonight, over Michigan

And the light dances on her waves

Look to the east and make a wish again  

Wisconsin, I will stay

Wisconsin, I will stay

 

 

© 2020 Chris Richards / White Mare Music (BMI)