Silver Dew on the Blue Grass Tonight

Words and Music by Ed Burt 

The moon was softly shining on an old Kentucky home,
The fragrance of magnolia filled the air
A lonely girl was writing to her sweetheart ‘cross the foam
“May God protect you, darling, over there!” 

Silver dew on the blue grass tonight
How it shines in the moon’s silver light!
Soldier boy, so far from me,
How I wish that you could see
Silver dew on the blue grass tonight. 

Stars of gold on the old flag tonight
While you fight for a cause that is right,
You will keep that flag on high
For those boys who had to die
Stars of gold on the old flag tonight. 

Silver dew on the blue grass tonight
While I pray you’ll come sage through the fight
Close your eyes and think of me,
Then, my darling, you will see,
Silver dew on the blue grass tonight.