Ricky Skaggs – Cajun Moon

Reached number #1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts and remained a total of 20 weeks on the charts. A week later, it also peaked at # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts. It was the 10th number one in Ricky Skaggs's career.

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Lp cover Ricky Skaggs ( Epic 1985 )
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“Cajun Moon”, a song written by Jim Rushing, was first recorded by Ricky Skaggs, for the Epic label, between May 18 and 19, 1985, at the Dominion Theater, London, UK (live). Ricky was accompanied on the recording by: Richard Dennison (vocals / guitar), Lou Reid (vocals / guitar / banjo and violin), Bruce Bouton (guitar / steel and dobro) Gary Smith (piano), Jesse Chambers (bass) and Bobby Hicks (violin and banjo). Produced by Ricky Skaggs, the song was released in January 1986. On April 19, 1986, it reached number #1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts and remained a total of 20 weeks on the charts. A week later, it also peaked at # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts. It was the 10th number one in Ricky Skaggs’s career.



The song inclouded on the album, Live In London (Epic 1985), was released in October 1985, the album reached at # 1 on March 29, 1985, and remained a total of 50 weeks on the U.S. Top Country Albums charts . The album was certified a gold record in the United States.





Ricky Skaggs – Cajun Moon Lyrics
The moon is full and my heart is why
I love to dance oh me, oh my
Gonna have more fun than a tree in a coon
Tonight’s the dance of the cajun noon

Cajun moon nugget of gold
River of light on the bayou
You’re just like rain
To a love in bloom so
Shine on me oh, cajun moon

Pick ups and wagons ’round the river road shack
Bonfires draw in a crowd out back
Step through the door and I see my Sheri
That’s when I see her mamas eyes on me

Cajun moon nugget of gold
River of light on the bayou
You’re just like rain
To a love in bloom so
Shine on me oh, cajun moon

Guitar, a squeeze box, a fiddle, a bow
Little band a-playin’ every song they know
Old woman sittin’ there and yellin’ for more
My heart is willin’, but my feet – they’re so sore!
Cajun moon nugget of gold
River of light on the bayou
You’re just like rain
To a love in bloom so
Shine on me oh, cajun moon

Once more we’re waltzin’ to Jolie Blond
I lean in closer and Sheri responds
Her mama’s smilin’ as we slip from the room
To sit and stare at the cajun noon

Cajun moon nugget of gold
River of light on the bayou
You’re just like rain
To a love in bloom so
Shine on me oh, cajun moon…

Single Ricky Skaggs ( Epic 1986 )
Single Ricky Skaggs ( Epic 1986 )
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