"The Sterling Silver Moon" lyrics - IRVING BERLIN

"The Sterling Silver Moon"

[Music and lyrics later revised as "Mandy" (1919)]

I was strolling out one evening 'neath the sterling silver moon
I could hear somebody singing a familiar tune
So I stopped a while to listen
Not a word I wanted to miss
It was just somebody serenading something like this

Sweeter than a bushel of candy
Don't you know the summer is dandy
For a sterling silver spoon?
My pretty Mandy
Don't you know the parson is handy?
Come and talk it over with Andy
'Neath the sterling silver moon