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Moonrise.   By Paul Goldfinger  ©

Today, the glow of the moon, of the moonrise, or the moon over the ocean, or over the river….makes me think of Andy Williams.  I  first listened to his new song, “Moon River,” playing on my car radio one night in 1961. That evening I was alone in my old Plymouth driving home from a date with my future wife, Eileen.  I knew that “Moon River” had to be our song.

Johnny Mercer wrote the lyrics, and Henry Mancini the music. It was very beautiful, but I never exactly knew what a “huckleberry friend” was;  somehow I imagined I knew what kind of friend that was.  Today I finally looked it up, and the Urban Dictionary says, “There are your good friends: people who love you. And then there are your huckleberry friends: people who’ve known you for years and have stuck by you and love you no matter what.”

Here are some of the lyrics from a song that was featured in the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s:”

“There’s such a lot of world 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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  Paul Goldfinger photograph at Tent Village; Ocean Grove.

 

ANDY WILLIAMS:

 

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