"Moon River" as written by Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini....
Moon river wider than a mile
I'm crossing you in style someday
You dream maker, you heartbreaker
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 rainbows end
Waiting round the band
My huckleberry friend, moon river
And me

Lyrics submitted by better half, edited by quizzicalsphinx

"Moon River" as written by Henry Mancini Johnny Mercer

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song represents a very classic drama, that of people who leave home, which is typically a small place, to search for fame, fortune and happiness in bigger places, to never be able to return or ever feel at home anywhere. Holly herself is a tragic character, so beautiful and glamorous, surrounded by reach people and celebrities, drifting in and out of her life, always fascinated with her, never loving her. In the book she actually doesn't end up with the poor writer, they are just friends and she sends him a postcard from buenos aires one day, so basically she keeps drifting in these strange circles to never find home again.
    mariaralucaon May 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOk so... Henry Mancini wrote the music... Johnny Mercer wrote the lyrics... and many people including Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's, Louis Armstrong, and Frank Sinatra sang it... Now that that's settled... I absolutely love this song and the movie of course... I like the version in the movie the best just because Hepburn has such a pretty soft voice but it's just a beautiful song in general and it definitely makes me cry too...
    AmylinaBallerinaon February 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti loved when Audrey Hepburn sung this in Breakfast at Tiffany's, how amazing.
    lack of coloron March 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy favorite song when I was about nine years old - nearly 40 yeas ago! - and still absolutely beautiful.
    jimqukon July 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyay for breakfast at tiffany's
    cowgirl18on April 02, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song! and i thought audrey hepburn sang it beautifully in Breakfast at Tiffanys
    tasha_kon June 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdo you know there was a critic who said that the film would be a lot better if they got rid of "that damn song"? well, it just so happens that "that damn song" is right on this page. the critic? well...
    classicsfanon February 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm crossing you in style
    noppadollaon May 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love Audrey Hepburn singing it! It's ironic because my mom loved Audrey Hepburn and she named me after her, and I totally love Audrey too!!
    AudreyDeanna287on May 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLyrics correction:
    "Oh, dream maker" should be
    "Old dream maker".

    Also, I don't get the exclamation mark at the end, but that's a matter of taste I guess.

    Beautiful lyrics, so you gotta be careful with them!
    perry79on March 27, 2009   Link

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