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Moon River

Remember that Henry Mancini wrote Moon River in 3/4 or "waltz" time. So make sure you play it: ONE two three, ONE two three, ONE two three, ONE two three...

The tenor guitar sounds great in the key of F, and with this song you not only get the open strings ringing, but you have to go up the neck and work your way back down to get, what are essentially piano voicing or orchestral type voicing, which is another reason why "four is more". You cannot get this type of movement on a traditional guitar. Our fingers are not long enough to be able to stretch from the bottom of the guitar to the top. On the tenor guitar such voicing are easily possible. I think that after you strum "Moon River" a few times you'll will appreciate, even more, what a great instrument you have.


Blues in C
House of the Rising Sun
Basic Chord Patterns

Moon River for tenor guitar


Moon River
Wider than a mile
I'm crossing you in style
Some day....

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 world
To see...

We're after the same rainbow's end
Waiting round the bend
My Huckleberry friend
Moon River and me...

(Music by Henry Mancini, lyrics by Johnny Mercer)
Chord arrangement  2001, Mark Josephs

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