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Thread #118348 Message #2557721
Posted By: Genie
05-Feb-09 - 03:51 AM
Thread Name: Query re lyrics in Blue Moon - 'will ever hold'??
Subject: RE: Query re lyrics in Blue Moon'
Bit of music trivia:
Did you folks know that the Lorenz Hart lyrics to the classic "Blue Moon" are the THIRD set of lyrics to be put to Richard Rodgers's tune? (I learned this from an NPR program about a decade ago.) The melody was released twice in the 1920s with other (and more complex) lyrics, and it flopped both times. Third time was the charm, I guess. Anyway, Hart's exquisitely simple lyrics finally met their rightful mate in Rodgers's tune -- ca. 1925 if I recall correctly. (I was just a little kid at the time. *g*) And the rest is classic song history.