Some songs really get to me. This is one of them.
Moon River was originally performed by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, (1961) and won (among its many awards) a Best Original Song Academy Award for composer Henry Mancini and lyricist Johnny Mercer.
You can read the story behind the sone here, but it’s interesting to note the following:
“Mancini took a month to compose exactly the right melody to suit the waif-like good-time girl. In the movie, Hepburn sang the song herself, sitting with a guitar on the fire escape of a New York apartment, and the result was charming.
Mancini later reported that after the very first preview screening of the film, the president of Paramount Pictures puffed a cigar and announced that the song had to be removed. The normally gentle Hepburn told him firmly that it would be over her dead body.”
I couldn’t find my original image, so, please
excuse the blur created by editing one I’ve previously uploaded.
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