Moon River (Henry Mancini/Audrey Hepburn cover)26/365

 "We're after the same rainbow's end..." 

26/365 If ever there was a song associated with a film, this must be it. "Moon River", an iconic song from an iconic film, Breakfast at Tiffany's, starring the iconic Audrey Hepburn, was composed by Henry Mancini with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. It is an at times simple, haunting, wistful, playful, enchanting and just all around beautiful melody with lyrics that capture its essence.
I played this live a few times in my regular Thursday night gig at the Angel Azul in Zaragoza years ago but in another key. Don't usually play tunes with some many chord voicings, the melody is challenging (for me). My voice tends to get pitchy and I really have to focus to hit the right note without letting it stray to different ones in the chords This song was first heard instrumental in the opening of the film Breakfast at Tiffany's and then there's the iconic scene in which Holly gollightly (Audrey Hepburn) sings it accompanied by only a guitar at the window of her NY apartment. Apparently the studio heads wanted to cut that scene and Audrey refused.

Tomorrow another song from another film

26/365 Moon River - Audrey Hepburn (1961)


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