Autumn Leaves

"Autumn Leaves" is a popular song. Originally it was a 1945 French song, "Les feuilles mortes" (literally "The Dead Leaves"), with music by Hungarian-French composer Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prévert.

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3 video versions - Nat King Cole (awesome), one by Eva Cassidy that that blew me away, and a neat instrumental jazzy one for you more advanced uke players to try out!

The Hungarian title is "Hulló levelek" (Falling Leaves). Yves Montand (with Irène Joachim) introduced "Les feuilles mortes" in the film Les Portes de la nuit (1946)

The American songwriter Johnny Mercer wrote English lyrics in 1947, and Jo Stafford was among the first to perform this version. "Autumn Leaves" became a pop standard and a jazz standard in both languages, both as an instrumental and with a singer.

****REVISED August 25, 2019 - SR****

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