Les Feuilles Mortes

The falling leaves
Drift by the window
The autumn leaves
Of red and gold

I see your lips
The summer kisses
The sunburned hands
I used to hold

Since you went away
The days grow long
And soon I’ll hear
Old winter’s song

But I miss you most of all
My darling
When autumn leaves
Start to fall.

Notes: Roger Williams had a number 1 hit with the instrumental version in 1955. Above he is playing in 2010 on his 86th birthday.

Andy Williams (no relation) appeared with Jose Feliciano in 1969. He first recorded the song in 1959.

Yves Montand introduced the song in 1945 in the movie “Les Portes des la nuit.” Above is from a 1951 movie “Parigi è sempre Parigi.”

Songwriters: Jacques Prevert (music) / Joseph Kosma (lyrics) /  Johnny Mercer (English Lyrics)

Categories: Autumn, lyrics, Music, Rich Paschall

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10 replies

  1. Reblogged this on rjptalk and commented:

    The autumn leaves may still be on many of the trees, but they have been killed off by the early arctic weather here. Enjoy three versions of the popular Autumn Leaves, whether they are drifting past your window or not. Be sure to click on “View original post” at the bottom to head over to SERENDIPITY for these classic tunes.


  2. The autumn leaves are quite literally drifting past my window. As they play …

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  3. Many years ago I was studying voice and that was one of the songs I was working on. It’s a classic.

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  4. Beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing

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