Chanson Du Jour 10/30/2016 Yves Montand – Les Feuilles Mortes
Looking outside the cafe window on Blackstone Boulevard, multi-colored leaves are swirling about Lippit Park. Autumn seems fully arrived, and this beautiful melody came to mind.
“The Autumn Leaves” is a jazz standard covered by Harry James, Doris Day, Chet Baker, Bill Evans, Erroll Garner and many others.
The song originated in France in 1941 as “Les Feuilles Mortes.” It was composed by Hungarian-French composer Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet French Jacques Prévert.
The song and was made popular by the cool singing Yves Montand. This clip appears to be from a film – if you know the title, please leave a comment.