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Thin lizzy - Dancing in the moonlight



This uptempo, slightly jazzy number was clearly influenced by Van Morrison, of whom Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott was a big fan. One of Morrison's famous songs is "Moondance."


The subtitle was added by the band's American record company, Mercury, to distinguish it from the King Harvest song with the same title released four years earlier.


Lyrics


When I passed you in the doorway


Well, you took me with a glance


I should have took that last bus home


But I asked you for a dance



Now we go steady to the pictures


I always get chocolate stains on my pants


And my father he's going crazy


He say's I'm living in a trance



But I'm dancing in the moonlight


It's caught me in its spotlight


It's all right, all right


Dancing in the moonlight


On this long hot summer night



It's three o'clock in the morning


And I'm on the streets again


I disobeyed another warning


I should have been in by ten



Now I won't get out until Sunday


I'll have to say I stayed with friends


Oh but it's a habit worth forming


If it means to justify the end



But I'm dancing in the moonlight


It's caught me in its spotlight


It's all right, all right


Dancing in the moonlight


On this long hot summer night



And I'm walking home


The last bus is long gone


But I'm dancing in the moonlight



But I'm dancing in the moonlight


It's caught me in its spotlight


It's all right, all right


Dancing in the moonlight


On this long hot summer night



But I'm dancing in the moonlight


It's caught me in its spotlight


Dancing in the moonlight


On this long hot summer night



But I'm dancing in the moonlight


It's caught me in its spotlight


It's all right, all right


Dancing in the moonlight


On this long hot summer night



But I'm dancing in the moonlight


It's caught me in its spotlight


It's all right, all right


Dancing in the moonlight


On this long hot summer night


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