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About the Song
"The Song from Moulin Rouge" (also known as "Where Is Your Heart") is a popular song that first appeared in the 1952 film Moulin Rouge. The music was written by Georges Auric. The original French lyrics were by Jacques Larue, the English words by William Engvick. However, in the film the song is called "It's April Again", and there is no mention of the phrase "Where Is Your Heart". A similar instance occurred in Romeo and Juliet, in which the love theme was entitled "What Is a Youth?" in the film, but became "A Time For Us" when recorded as a popular song. In Moulin Rouge, the theme song was sung by Muriel Smith, dubbing for Zsa Zsa Gabor who lip-synched to Smith's singing. The most popular version of the song was made by Percy Faith's Orchestra, with a vocal by Felicia Sanders. The recording by Faith and Sanders was made on January 22, 1953 and released by Columbia Records as catalog.    Download this sheet!
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Moulin Rouge! is a 2001 musical film directed by Baz Luhrmann; based largely on the Giuseppe Verdi opera La Traviata. It tells the story of a young British poet/writer; Christian; who falls in love with the star of the Moulin Rouge; cabaret actress and courtesan Satine; played by Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman; respectively. It uses the musical setting of the Montmartre Quarter of Paris; France. The film was nominated for eight Oscars; including Best Picture; and won two: for art direction and costume design. It was shot at Fox Studios in Sydney; Australia. "The Song from Moulin Rouge" (also known as "Where Is Your Heart") is a popular song that first appeared in the 1952 film Moulin Rouge. The music was written by Georges Auric. The original French lyrics were by Jacques Larue, the English words by William Engvick. However, in the film the song is called "It's April Again", and there is no mention of the phrase "Where Is Your Heart". A similar instance occurred in Romeo and Juliet, in which the love theme was entitled "What Is a Youth?" in the film, but became "A Time For Us" when recorded as a popular song. In Moulin Rouge, the theme song was.
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