a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

Moon River

Lyrics: Johnny Mercer

Music: Henri Mancini

Originally interpreted by: Audrey Hepburn

Covered by: Frank Sinatra / R.E.M. / The Divine Comedy


To see the lyrics, click on the name of the version you are interested in (on the left).




This short Henri Mancini song was written for the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s and sung by Audrey Hepburn. Being a classic, it had been often covered by many artists including Frank Sinatra, or R.E.M.. According to Neil Hannon [1] the home recording which is featured on Rarities was done in the early nineties. It is likely that Neil Hannon discovered the song through the movie with Audrey Hepburn, although perhaps Neil Hannon was also aware of R.E.M. version as Neil was a big fan of them in those days.

It was played live a few times in 1993/1994 and then later in 2004.

[1] The Divine Comedy Q&A, 2000