Monday, July 30, 2007

Cry Me A River, Bogsi!

When Bogsi discovered I knew how to play the keyboard, he, right then and there request Henry Mancini's "Moon River" (from Breakfast at Tiffany's). But what also learned at that time was that I haven't touched the piano keys for the longest time. Yup, there's an upright Wittemberg Harpitone at home but it's not being kept well (read or rather, hear: it needs a lot of tuning, fine and not fine).

Anyway, tuning is another story. Let's get back to Bogsi's crying. :)

So, it's also not that I do not know the piece; it's I "used to know" the piece (very different, eh?).

Well, I'll post the lyrics of the song below before closing. I'd like to honor the genius that gave us this very beautiful ("tearful") song: Henry Mancini, born... (drum roll, 1/16th beat... cymbals clap)! ENRICO NICOLA MANCINI! Henry was born April 16, 1924 to a family of Italian immigrants who settled in Cleveland, Ohio. His father was a steel worker, played the flute.

Little Henry started playing the flute at age eight, and with his father, played in the Aliquippa Italian immigrant band, "Sons of Italy".

He also fought in the war that kept him from school. Upon discharge, he started his musical career.

Among his great works were scores from "The Pink Panther," Alfred Hitchcock's "Frenzy," and theme from "Remington Steele".

Henry also won a record number of Grammy awards, including a posthumously awarded Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995. He passed on to the next world June 14, 1994.

The information here is from Wikipedia. :)

Music by Henry Mancini
Words by Johnny Mercer

Moon River, wider than a mile
I'm crossing you in style someday
Old 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 worlds to see
We're after the same rainbow's end
Waitin' 'round the bend
My Huckleberry friend
Moon River and me

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