Old Devil Moon – E.Y. Harburg (Easy Piano)

Sheet Music Old Devil Moon - E.Y. Harburg (Easy Piano)

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Old Devil Moon is a song from the 1939 musical film Finian's Rainbow written by composer Harold Arlen and lyricist E.Y. “Yip” Harburg. The song is set in G major and E minor and is composed of 37 measures. It deals with a lover's lament, as they express their longing for a reunion that seems impossible. The lyrics are heartfelt and poetic, with a mix of emotions and a sense of hopefulness that is present throughout. An overarching theme is the traditional Irish phrase, "May the road rise to meet you." This song is a testament to the power of love, and the resiliency found in individuals who are determined to stay connected despite any obstacles they may face.