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

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

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Old Devil Moon is a classic song from the Broadway musical Finian's Rainbow, composed by Burton Lane and written by E.Y. Harburg. Frank Sinatra famously covered the song in the late 1950s, lending his unique baritone to the tune. The song is composed in the key of F major with some sections in D minor, and is 37 measures long. It features a swinging, jazzy melody that has become a classic in the American songbook. Lyrically, the song describes a person lamenting the advances of love and bemoaning its inevitability. It captures the bittersweet feeling of pursuing something that one knows will not last, but is still irresistibly drawn to. Old Devil Moon has been covered by many artists since its debut, and still has the power to make listeners smile and sway to its melody.