Moon River chords

by Andy Williams
  • Moon River was written by Henri Mancini (music) and Johnny Mercer (lyrics).
  • It was first performed by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie - Breakfast at Tiffany's.
  • Andy Williams recorded the song in 1961 and the song featured on his album Moon River and Other Great Movie Themes which was released in 1962.
  • Music: Key of C Major in 3/4 time at ~ 94 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: C, C6, C7, Am, Am6, Am7, Bb7b5, F, F7, Dm, Dm6, Dm7, E7, Em, Em7, B7, G7
  • Capo: 1st fret if playing with the video 
  • Video Key: Db Major 
Chart Legend
Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note
C Major C7 C6 Am Am6 Am7 F Major F7 Dm Dm6 Dm7 E7 Em Em7 Bb7b5 B7 Gmaj7 Eb Ab
C Major C7 C6 Am Am6 Am7 F Major F7 Dm Dm6 Dm7 E7 Em Em7 Bb7b5 B7 Gmaj7 Eb Ab

Moon River by Andy Williams

Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
               C  
Intro: 3/4 |       |   𝄎   | 
  
   C    Am       F             C 
1. Moon Riv-er   Wid-er than a mile;
       F                C          Dm6     E7
   I'm cross-in' you in style some day  |      |
       Am    C7           F     Bb7b5
   Old dream mak-er   You heart break-er
        Am    Am7    Am6   B7        Em7  A7         Dm7     G7
   Wher-ev-er you're go -  in'   I'm go - in' your | way  /      |

   C   Am          F              C 
2. Two drift-ers   Off to see the world
           F             C        Dm6     E7
   There's such a lot of world to see  |      |
         Am   Am7     Am6  F7         C    F                    C
   We're af - ter the same rain-bow's end   Wait-in' 'round the bend
 F                   C        Am   Dm     G7    C      F     Eb    Ab     Dm7
   My Huck-le-ber-ry friend   Moon Riv-er   And me  |     |      |     /       |

   C    Am       F             C
3. Moon Riv-er   Wid-er than a mile;
       F                C          Dm6     E7
   I'm cross-in' you in style some day  |      |
       Am    C7      F          Bb7b5
   Old dream mak-er   You heart break-er
        Am   Am7       Am6  B7        Em7  A7         Dm7     G7   
   Wher-ev - er you're go - in'   I'm go - in' your | way  /      |

   C   Am          F              C
4. Two drift-ers   Off to see the world
           F             C        Dm6     E7
   There's such a lot of world to see  |      |
         Am    Am7    Am6  F7         C   F                     C
   We're aft - er the same rain-bow's end   Wait-in' 'round the bend
  F                  C        Am   Dm     G7        F  Em  Dm7     C
   My Huck-le-ber-ry friend   Moon Riv-er   And...| me...       |     |


Andy Williams ending:
   Am   Dm     G7       C          Am      C      Am      C6
   Moon Ri-ver   And |  me  |(Moon River)|(Moon | River)|(Moon)|...

Please Note: If you use the Transposer and return back to the Original Key of C, you will find Bb replaced with A#, Eb replaced with D# and Ab replaced with G#. They are exactly the same notes (enharmonic equivalents). If you prefer to see Ab, Eb and Bb, simply refresh the page.


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