Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Date 1960
Source Breakfast at Tiffany's (film)

"Moon River" is a song written for the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's and performed by Audrey Hepburn. The song subsequently won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and later became a big hit for Andy Williams. Toots Thielemans, who provided harmonica solos for the "Sesame Street Theme," performed the harmonica during the song's use in the opening sequence of the film.


  • In episode 4157 of Sesame Street, Elmo, Luis and Miles perform a concert for "cuchara" (the Spanish word for "spoon") by playing various items with spoons. A talking spoon happens by and requests they play "Spoon River."