Autumn is my favorite time of year. I love the cool, foggy mornings and the mild afternoons of the Virginia weather. And the leaves, turning from green to a beautiful red, orange and gold. I love the melancholy that the season brings.The dead leaves of fall that cover the earth so it can sleep, only to wake up again in spring; change that comes before a new beginning. And I love how it has inspired poets and song writers to create songs that have become unforgettable classics. Like Johnny Mercer’s “Autumn Leaves”, that was originally written by Hungarian-French composer Joseph Kosma, with lyrics by French poet Jacques Prévert in 1945. Ever since I discovered the original version, as sung by Yves Montand in the movie “Les Portes de la Nuit”, I’ve never gone back. I hope you enjoy my version of “Autumn Leaves”…….
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