"Cavatina" is a 1970 classical guitar piece by British composer Stanley Myers written for the film "The Walking Stick" (1970), and popularized as the theme from "The Deer Hunter" some eight years later. As the Italian diminutive of 'cavata', 'cavatina' is a musical term frequently applied to any simple, melodious air.

The piece had been recorded by classical guitarist John Williams, long before the film that made it famous. It had originally been written for piano, but at Williams' invitation Myers re-wrote it for guitar and expanded it. After this transformation, it was first used for the film "The Walking Stick" (1970). In 1973, Cleo Laine wrote lyrics and recorded the song as "He Was Beautiful", accompanied by Williams.

"The Walking Stick" is a 1970 British crime drama film directed by Eric Till and starring David Hemmings and Samantha Eggar. It was based on the 1967 novel by Winston Graham.

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