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
Follow a girl (accompanied by her teddy bear—“two drifters”) as she dreams about the wide and wonderful world. Cozy scenes of pajamas and bedtime make this a perfect story to share at the end of the night.
<p><b>Johnny Mercer</b> (1909-1976) was the Academy Award-winning songwriter and lyricist of “Moon River” (music by Henry Mancini, from the film <i>Breakfast at Tiffany’s</i>), “Days of Wine and Roses” (music by Mancini, from the film of the same name), and many more. </p><p>Mercer also worked as a lyricist with such composers as Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael, and Duke Ellington, among others. After his death, his widow gave some of his unfinished lyrics to Barry Manilow to create complete songs.</p>
<b>Henry Mancini</b> (1924-1994) was a multiple Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning composer, known best for his film and television scores including “The Pink Panther,” “Moon River” (with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, from <i>Breakfast at Tiffany’s</i>), and “Peter Gunn.” He also received a Golden Globe and a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995.