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Autumn Leaves is a much-recorded popular song. Originally it was a 1945 French song "Les Feuilles mortes" (literally "The Dead Leaves") with music by Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prevert. Yves Montand (with Irene Joachim) introduced "Les feuilles mortes" in 1946 in the film Les Portes de la Nuit. 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 and both as an instrumental and with a singer.
On December 24, 1950, French singer Edith Piaf rendered both French and English versions of this song on the radio program The Big Show, hosted by Tallulah Bankhead.
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Autumn Leaves is in the
The Daily Ukulele — Leap Year Edition — 366 Songs for Better Living book.
Autumn Leaves is in the
Real Book - Volume 1 — Sixth Edition book.
The play-along track is in the Key of G/Em and the Melody & Chord Ukulele Arrangement in Bb/C.
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