The movie, GENIUS , is the story of author, Thomas Wolfe and his editor, Max Perkins of Shribner’s Publishing.
One scene’s set is a speak easy in Harlem. Wolfe, exasperated at Perkins lack of vices, finally tries music?
Wolfe: What kind of music?
After a long pause and thought, the famous editor ventures “…well, I like FLOW GENTLY SWEET AFTON!” Of course the lyrics of this song are from a poem by Robert Burns. Known widely almost hymn-like. And done in somber fashion.
Wolfe responds by going to the band’s director, putting a bill in his hand as requests the song.
CLIP THE ARROW ABOVE TO HEAR THE BAND’S RENDITION.