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Moon River (1961)

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Rank 684
Music Henry N. Mancini
Lyrics Johnny Mercer

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Additional information for "Moon River" may be found in:

William Zinsser
Easy to Remember: The Great American Songwriters and Their Songs
David R. Godine Publisher
Hardcover: 279 pages


(1 paragraph including the following types of information: lyric analysis.)

David Ewen
Great Men of American Popular Song
Prentice-Hall; Rev. and enl. ed edition
Unknown Binding: 404 pages


(1 paragraph including the following types of information: history.)

David Ewen
American Songwriters: An H.W. Wilson Biographical Dictionary
H. W. Wilson
Hardcover: 489 pages


(1 paragraph including the following types of information: history and performers.)

Susan Sackett
Hollywood Sings!: An Inside Look at Sixty Years of Academy Award-Nominated Songs
Pub Overstock Unlimited Inc
Paperback: 332 pages


(9 paragraphs including the following types of information: anecdotal, history and song writer discussion.)

Caryl Brahms
Song by Song: The Lives and Work of 14 Great Lyric Writers
R. Anderson Publications
Paperback: 281 pages


(1 paragraph including the following types of information: history. (Page 163).)

Max Wilk
They're Playing Our Song: Conversations With America's Classic Songwriters
Da Capo Press; 1st Da Capo Press ed edition
Paperback: 296 pages


(3 paragraphs including the following types of information: anecdotal. (Page 136).)

Philip Furia
Skylark: The Life and Times of Johnny Mercer
St. Martin's Press; 1st edition
Hardcover: 320 pages


(3 pages including the following types of information: anecdotal and history.)

Robert Gottlieb, Robert Kimball
Reading Lyrics
Pantheon
Hardcover: 736 pages


(Includes the following types of information: song lyrics.)

David Ewen
All the Years of American Popular Music
Prentice Hall Trade
Hardcover: 850 pages


(1 paragraph including the following types of information: history.)
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Henry N. Mancini and Johnny Mercer

Year Rank Title
1962 135 Days of Wine and Roses
1961 684 Moon River

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