Now I didn't just choose this song because it was one that she sang, I've actually had a liking for it for quite some time. Back when I used to take voice lessons, this was one of the very pieces I practiced and has been a favorite of mine whenever I have those singing sessions in my car or in front of the mirror (come on guys, don't we all?). It struck me as really quaint and pretty. And then when I saw Audrey singing it in one of my favorite movies of all time Breakfast at Tiffany's and then I loved the song even more!
She's sitting there so gingerly on her windowsill, longingly singing it and it's just a really nice scene. And Audrey doesn't have that intense technicality in her singing voice, which I adore, because she sings it so uniquely and it's so much her own version. I love that.
The lyrics just add to the whole package. And I love the way the some of the lines end on a low note, then on a high note. There's so much beauty in this song.
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..