Autumn Leaves

Something for the weekend.  Autumn Leaves (1945) composed by Joseph Kosma with English lyrics by Johnny Mercer.  Sung by the unforgettable Nat King Cole, it is a good welcome for Autumn, my favorite season of the year.


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  1. Jo Stafford once interviewed said that when she entered the music business, there were commonly several versions of a given song in circulation at one time, and ‘a song had a chance to find itself among them’. (She also said singers were seldom composers, roles should thought it suboptimal to combine). So, in the spirit of that, the distaff version of a great song:

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