CAT STEVENS – THE BOY WITH A MOON AND STAR ON HIS HEAD (“…and love it’s all”, he said)

A gardener’s daughter stopped me on my way, on the day I was to wed
It is you who I wish to share my body with she said
We’ll find a dry place under the sky with a flower for a bed
And for my joy I will give you a boy with a moon and star on his head.

Her silver hair flowed in the air laying waves across the sun

Her hands were like the white sands, and her eyes had diamonds on.
We left the road and headed up to the top of the Whisper Wood
And we walked ’till we came to where the holy magnolia stood.

And there we laid cool in the shade singing songs and making love…

With the naked earth beneath us and the universe above.
The time was late my wedding wouldn’t wait I was sad but I had to go,
So while she was asleep I kissed her cheek for cheerio.

The wedding took place and people came from many miles around

There was plenty merriment, cider and wine abound
But out of all that I recall I remembered the girl I met
‘Cause she had given me something that my hear could not forget.

A year had passed and everything was just as it was a year before…

As if was a year before…
Until the gift that someone left, a basket by my door.

And in there lay the fairest little baby crying to be fed,

I got down on my knees and kissed the moon and star on his head.
As years went by the boy grew high and the village looked on in awe
They’d never seen anything like the boy with the moon and star before.

And people would ride from far and wide just to seek the word he spread

I’ll tell you everything I’ve learned, and Love is all…he said.

4 responses to “CAT STEVENS – THE BOY WITH A MOON AND STAR ON HIS HEAD (“…and love it’s all”, he said)

  1. Oh my. I can picture it all in my mind. Thanks, george. For a beautiful image this morning.


    • You, are so kind Gemma: What you say really moves me, as I feel the same way, when I hear Cat’s music: He is one of the most expressive artists, able to put into words fundamental truths, beyond doubt. Very few were gifted with such a bundle of talents!

      Thanks Gemma,



  2. One of my favourite singers, thank you!!!


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