Ricky Skaggs performs “Cajun Moon” Live on Grand Ole Opry 1986.

Reached number # 1 on the lists of US Hot Country Songs, remained 13 weeks on the charts, and April 26, 1986, I get to number # 1, in the Canadian RPM Country Tracks lists. It was the tenth number one of Ricky's career.

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Cajun Moon:

Lp cover Ricky skaggs ( Epic 1985 )
Lp cover Ricky skaggs ( Epic 1985 )

Song written by Jim Rushing, was recorded by Ricky Skaggs, for the Epic label, was recorded live between May 18 and 19 at Dominion Theater, London, UK, Ricky was accompanied on stage by, Richard Dennison (vocal & guitar) , Lou Reid (vocal & guitar, banjo & fiddle), Bruce Bouton (guitar, steel & dobro), Gary Smith (piano), Jesse Chambers (bass & guitar), and Bobby Hicks (fiddle & banjo). Production of Ricky Skaggs, the single was released in December 1985, on April 19, 1986, reached number # 1 on the lists of US Hot Country Songs, remained 13 weeks on the charts, and April 26, 1986, I get to number # 1, in the Canadian RPM Country Tracks lists. It was the tenth number one of Ricky’s career.

The song was included on the album, Live in London (Epic 1985), was released in October 1985, and reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums. The album was certified gold record in the USA.

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 1985 )
Single ricky Skaggs ( Epic 1985 )

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