Drifters, The - Moonlight Bay Lyrics




We were sailin' along
On Moonlight Bay
We could hear the voices ringing
They seemed to say

You have stolen my heart
Now don't go away
As we sang love's old sweet song
On Moonlight Bay

We were sailin' along
On Moonlight Bay
We could hear the voices ringing
They seemed to say

You have stolen my heart
Now don't go away
As we sang love's old sweet song
On Moonlight Bay

We were sailin' along
On Moonlight Bay
We could hear the voices ringing
They seemed to say

You have stolen my heart
Now don't go away
As we sang love's old sweet song
On Moonlight Bay
On Moonlight Bay





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  1. Frantisek Albert

    BEST of ALL versions

  2. doowop '53-'63

    We heard this on KSAN SAN FRANCISCO OLE' Jumpin' George. A smamm hit in the City

  3. Kim K

    Entered Billboard Hot 100 on August 16, 1958 for 1 week. Peaked at #86.

  4. garfield Maloney

    This was done by the Drifters in a singalong Mitch Miller and the gang style, when the group was trying to reestablish itself. The Original Drifters drifted off into the sunset soon after to be replaced by the Ben E King Drifters. This song as most others by the Drifters however still remains a classic for Drifters fans.

  5. Ponkpolo

    A strange sound and peculiar arrangement from the group that drifting away from their established style. Can't complain but love it.

    Gary Walter

    It is a strange sound, but this was back in 1958; way before their "beach music sound". For another different Drifters sound, check out Drip Drop.

    Darryl C Preston

    +Ponkpolo I think that it may have been an attempt to find a new niche for a group that was fading into the ether at the time. If memory serves, this was the last recording put out by before George Treadwell replaced them with The Five Crowns, and kicked off the Ben E King era. It's an anomaly, but a well done anomaly.

  6. kellykalandria

    Thanks so much for the info. Well, that is right, but my ears decide at last. Music isn't only technic and vocal virtuosism. For example, I like Larry williams because he was a 'raw singer'. There are also beautiful melodies and I think Moonlight Bay is a delicious song, and this is a delicious cover for my ears, with delicious instrumentation. Really, I always adore The Drifters.

  7. RaananVolesPianist

    Writers who have written about the Drifters (Chaflie Gillett, Marv Goldberg) think of this song as one of the least Drifters-like songs that they did, a song that had very little in common with rock or R&B, and a song that didn't really show what the group could do vocally.

  8. Matthew Saracho

    Great upload. I first heard this particular tune on a radio station up in the Antelope Valley, the Northern part of LA. At the time, when I first heard this song, I didn't know who recorded it, due to the fact that there was no Dj behind the mike and everything was prerecorded. But thanks to YouTube the mystery has been solved forever! GREAT JOB!