Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves
(french lyrics by jacques prvert,
English lyrics by johnny mercer,
Music by joseph kosma)

The falling leaves drift by the window
The autumn leaves of red and gold
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sun-burned hands I used to hold
Since you went away the days grow long
And soon Ill hear old winters song
But I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall
Cest une chanson, qui nous ressemble
Toi tu maimais et je taimais
Nous vivions tous, les deux ensemble
Toi que maimais moi qui taimais
Mais la vie spare ceux qui saiment
Tout doucement sans faire de bruit
Et la mer efface sur le sable les pas des amants dsunis
From Wikipedia:

“Autumn Leaves” is a much-recorded popular song. Originally a 1945 French song “Les feuilles mortes” (literally “Dead Leaves”) with music by Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prévert, English lyrics were written in 1949 by the American songwriter Johnny Mercer. It has become a pop standard and a jazz standard in both languages, and as an instrumental. “Les feuilles mortes” was introduced by Yves Montand in 1946 for the film Les Portes de la Nuit.
The film Autumn Leaves (1956) starring Joan Crawford featured the song, which was sung by Nat King Cole over the title sequence. The French songwriter Serge Gainsbourg wrote “La chanson de Prévert” as a tribute to this song. The tribute added much color into the song.

I love this song!

One Response to “Autumn Leaves”

  1. Matthew says:

    Truly, one of the most beautiful and haunting songs out there. It’s so gorgeous. It captures the beauty of fall perfectly. One of my favorite versions is by Laura Fygi.
    Another song that holds a similar appeal to me is Angel Eyes.

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