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"The Boy With a Moon & Star on His Head" was written by Islam, Yusuf.
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Gardener's daughter stopped me on my way on the day I was to wed
"It is you who I wish to share my body with," she said
"We'll find a dry place under the sky with a flower for a bed
And for my joy I will give you a boy with a moon and star on his head"

Her silver hair flowed in the air, laying waves across the sun
Her hands were like the white sands and her eyes had diamonds on
We left the road and headed up to the top of the Whisper Wood
And we walked till we came to where the holy magnolia stood

There we laid cool in the shade singing songs and making love
With the naked earth beneath us and the universe above
The time was late, my wedding wouldn't wait, I was sad but I had to go
So while she was asleep I kissed her cheek for cheerio

The wedding took place and people came from many miles around
There was plenty merriment, cider and wine abound
But out of all that I recall, I remembered the girl I met
'Cause she had given me something that my heart could not forget

A year had passed and everything was just as it was a year before
Oh, as it was a year before
Until the gift that someone left, a basket by my door
And in there lay the fairest little baby crying to be fed
I got down on my knees and kissed the moon and star, oh, on his head

As years went by the boy grew high and the village looked on in awe
They'd never seen anything like the boy with the moon and star before
And people would ride from far and wide just to seek the word he spread
"I'll tell you everything I've learned and love is all", he said

Songwriters
ISLAM, YUSUF

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Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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