Blue Moon of Kentucky

Kentucky State Bluegrass Song

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Official State Bluegrass Song of Kentucky

Kentucky designated "Blue Moon of Kentucky" by Bill Monroe as the official state bluegrass song in 1988 ("My Old Kentucky Home" is the state song). All State Songs

LYRICS

Blue moon of Kentucky, keep on shining,
Shine on the one that's gone and proved untrue;
Blue moon of Kentucky, keep on shining,
Shine on the one that's gone and left me blue.
 
It was on a moonlight night, the stars were shining bright;
And they whispered from on high, your love had said goodbye.
Blue moon of Kentucky, keep on shining,
Shine on the one that's gone and said goodbye.
 

Bluegrass Music

Bluegrass is an American grass roots music influenced by Irish, Scottish and English traditional music. Bluegrass was inspired by the music of immigrants from the British Isles (particularly the Scots-Irish immigrants in Appalachia), as well as jazz and blues. The bluegrass music genre is associated with the entire state, not just the bluegrass geographic region (Kentucky's nickname is The Bluegrass State).

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Videos

Carson Peters and Ricky Skaggs - "Blue Moon of Kentucky" Live at the Grand Ole Opry