May 27, 1962 – Moon River (Andy Williams) from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s, wins the Grammy for Record of the Year. (turns out this isn’t exactly accurate – the 1962 Grammy’s were held on May 29th. oops – well my heart was in the right place.)
I love songs in 3/4.
Moon River is in 3/4. This time signature or feel evokes something in me that other feels don’t. I can picture where I was or imagine some fantasy place or just smile at right now.
On a more philosophical note the 3/4 represents the Trinity.
In music and in life there are always 3 rules. I can’t remember what they are but I remember there are 3 of them.
Some country songs in 3/4 stick with me like Kenny Rogers’ Lucille. A story song fits so well in 3/4 – John Mayer’s Daughters and Hank Williams’ Tennessee Waltz to name a couple. Some classical pieces, also. The 2nd movement to Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A is so freakin moving I cry when I hear it. Okay, I might not cry but I do get a little teary eyed.
I know Moon River holds a warm place in my wife Claudia’s heart cause her dad used to sing it to her when she was young.
Let me know what your favorite songs in 3/4 are. I’m always looking for new ones.