Moon River – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Moon River … is …  Savannah. The song was written by Johnny Mercer, a Savannah boy, for the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Sung and made famous by Audrey Hepburn. Credit for writing the extraordinary and original music goes to Henry Mancini.

If you have never seen this movie, you MUST!

For those of you who’d like to read the story by Truman Capote, on which the film was based,  there is now a bilingual edition in the Bilingual Folio Series (ISBN: 9782070403882)

Here are the lyrics:

“Moon River”

music by Henry Mancini, lyrics by Johnny Mercer


Moon River, wider than a mile,
I’m crossing you in style some day.
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker,
wherever you’re going I’m going your way.
Two drifters off to see the world.
There’s such a lot of world to see.
We’re after the same rainbow’s end–
waiting ’round the bend,
my huckleberry friend,
Moon River and me.   

© 1961 Paramount Music Corporation, ASCAP


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