The Moon of Manakoora

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"The Moon of Manakoora" is a popular song written by Frank Loesser (lyrics) and Alfred Newman (music) for the 1937 Paramount film The Hurricane starring Dorothy Lamour. Lamour sang the song in the film and also made a commercial recording of it.[1] The song "The Moon of Manakoora" is considered a standard and was Loesser's first success as a lyric writer.

Manakoora, loosely translated to English, is "witchcraft", derived from "mana" meaning "magic" and "koora/kura" (pronounced "KUU-rah") meaning "lore" or "school" or "body of knowledge".

Other recordings[edit]

The song has been covered by many other artists, including:

The melody of the song appears in themes for the movies The Hurricane and Mr. Robinson Crusoe.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "45cat.com". 45cat.com. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  3. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 106. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  5. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  6. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 337. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  8. ^ "45cat.com". 45cat.com. Retrieved April 2, 2017.