Jimmie Davis Sings “There’s A New Moon Over My Shoulder” Live Video.

The Tex Ritter version was the most popular, but Jimmie's version reached number # 1 in the Folk Juke Box chart, on 17 March 1945

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There’s A New Moon Over My Shoulder:

Lp cover Jimmie Davis ( Decca 1959 )
Lp cover Jimmie Davis ( Decca 1959 )

Song written by Jimmie Davis, Ekko Whelan, and Lee Blastic, was recorded for the first time by Tex Ritter, on November 23, 1943, for the Capitol label, was released in October 1944 on single, reached number # 2 on the Folk Juke Box chart (later it would become Hot Country Singles). Tex’s version was the most popular of the versions.

Jimmie Davis, released the song a month later in November 1944, for the Decca label, the Tex Ritter version was the most popular, but Jimmie’s version reached number # 1 in the Folk Juke Box chart, on 17 March 1945

The song was included in Jimmie Davis’ seventh studio album, You Are My Sunshine (Decca 1959). Jimmie earned the nickname of singing governor , because he was governor of Louisiana.

Single Tex Ritter ( Capitol 1944 )
Single Tex Ritter ( Capitol 1944 )

Versions:

Tex Ritter & His Texans 1944 (Capitol)
Jimmie Davis 1944 (Decca)
Bonnie Guitar 1957 (Dot Records)
Bill Haley & His Comets 1960 (Warner)
Jim Reeves 1964 (RCA Victor)
Wanda Jackson 1966 (Capitol)

And some more …..

Jimmie Davis – There’s A New Moon Over My Shoulder Lyrics

There’s a new moon over my shoulder
And an old love still in my heart

[Verse 1]
I remember now that I’m older
What you told me the day we had to part
You promised with the new moon
You’d be coming back to me
Many moons have passed
Still I’m waiting patiently

[Chorus][x2]

[Verse 2]
Now I’m wishing I had been bolder
Then perhaps we wouldn’t be so far apart
You promised you would write me
But so could not a line
Still I wait and make believe
That some day you’ll be mine

Single Jimmie Davis ( Decca 1944 )
Single Jimmie Davis ( Decca 1944 )

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