Okay, I’ll admit, I don’t really like this song. Like, at all. I think it’s maudlin and stupid. (Also, who ever gets sunburned hands? Seriously? Anyway.) But – Edith Piaf could sing an economics textbook and make it riveting. And, since it’s the first day of autumn here in the northern hemisphere, I kind of had no choice. No! Really! I didn’t! What else was I going to post? “Autumn in New York?” I’m not in New York. “California Dreamin’?” The singer is taking a walk in winter. Really, my hands were tied. Unless you know of alternatives? Tell me you know of alternatives.
8 thoughts on “Termagant Tuesday: “The Autumn Leaves,” Edith Piaf”
Autumn Leaves, Miles Davis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsp5OASh7bg
Or Rather, Fiona Apple, Pale September: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKakSadB8pQ
Fiona Apple! Inspired. I haven’t thought about her since I was in combat boots and lip gloss.
You’re right. Kind of a lugubrious song not improved by Piaf’s intensity. Sinatra’s version is not bad.
You know, funny you should say that – I started looking for a Sinatra version first. But then I remembered Edith and thought how unconscionable it was I hadn’t posted anything by her yet. So, Edith. I’ll have to post something else by her later.
But yeah. Lugubrious is the word.
I’m so sorry. I love Fiona Apple, but she’s so damn dark. And Miles Davis is, of course, incredible. But forgive me a tribute to the classic, crazy Savannah songwriter who wrote it in the first place. This is the only way I ever hear the song in my memory.
Oh, This is nice… and, I need a suit like that.
Every man needs a suit like that.