HENRY MAN-CHENEY


You gave us "Moon River" for "Breakfast at Tiffany's" --
"The Baby Elephant Walk" for a movie named "Hatari,"

Your music will forever live in our hearts --
Imprinted like, "Long Ago and Far Away,"

We all loved the theme from "Mister Lucky" --
As popular as "Casablanca's" sound track,

These beautiful pieces were never really gone --
Unlike Bergman and Bogie, no need to bring them back,

The "C" in Mancini -- as in Pavarotti's "Luciano" --
Didn't become "Ch" in our vocabulary,

How can you ever forgive us, Henry
For pronouncing your name, "Man Seeny?"

by D. Edgar Murray 06/16/2000.