He shared a great acoustic cover of the band’s 90’s heartbreaker “The Moon Over Georgia” on Instagram, and you simply cannot beat a sad song country like that… they always make me so damn happy.
“The Moon Over Georgia” was written by Mark Narmore and originally recorded by Larry Boone for his 1990 Down That River Road album. Shenandoah released their version as the fourth single from their Extra Mile album in April of 1991.
It peaked at #9 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, which is a cryin’ shame (shoulda been much higher), because it paints such a vivid picture of the heartbreak the narrator feels as the girl he loves “took the moon over Georgia”:
“Shadow dancing till dawn with a full moon shining And those occasional clouds all have a silver lining There really must be something about that old yellow light”
If that don’t make ya wanna shed a tear or two, I don’t know what will…
And I mean, if Ernest is taking requests, with him gearing up to drop his deluxe record FLOWER SHOPS (THE ALBUM): Two Dozen Rosesand all, I think we need one of Shenandoah’s iconic tune “Two Dozen Roses” next…
“I guess im doin covers now… Shoutout @shenandoahband … 🌙”