Kentucky Waltz

Melody - Bill Monroe, 1946

Bill Monroe, 1946

|: We were waltzin' that night in Kentucky
Beneath that beautiful harvest moon
I was the boy who was lucky
But it all ended too soon
As I sit here alone in the moonlight
I see your smiling face
And I long once more for your embrace
And that beautiful Kentucky waltz. :|

This was Monroe's first attempt at writing lyrics to a song. Until then, he had written 74 instrumental songs.