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“It’s a tale of two torch songs. The original, written in French as “Les Feuilles Mortes” (literally, “Dead Leaves”) was a dark lament of lost love and regret. The translated version, “Autumn Leaves,” touched on the same theme, but in a gentler, more wistful way.

The song began its life in 1945 as a poem. It was written by screenwriter and Left Bank intellectual Jacques Prévert as part of the script for a ballet called Le Rendezvous. Two years later, when director Marcel Carné made a film of the ballet, a Hungarian-born film composer named Joseph Kosma set Prévert’s poem to music. Maybe because the words weren’t conceived in song form, it took on a slightly unwieldy structure. Kosma interpreted it as 24 bars of introductory verse containing two distinct moods and melodies, followed by a 16-bar refrain (half the length of a traditional Tin Pan Alley song)."

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My Fo!rmative years were spent between two wartime airfields, so each night was spent sleeping in shelters, and school was always tense as dogfights were being fought overhead,
We made our own amusement in those days, and presents were second hand wooden toys if any could be found.
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  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 1 year ago

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 1 year ago

    This is lovely, Malcolm – have you heard Susan Boyle’s rendition of “Autumn Leaves” – beautiful, just like your image !

  • No Mattie I haven’t, thank you yoiur comment and Susan Boyle, I’ll check it out,#

    – mrcoradour

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Beautifully captured.

  • Thank you very much Julie

    – mrcoradour

  • rasim1
    rasim1over 1 year ago

    An excellent work.

  • Morning Rasim thank you very muchj

    – mrcoradour

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 1 year ago

    Fantastic capture

  • Morning Kathy thank you

    – mrcoradour

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 1 year ago

    beautiful my sweetcakes!!! XOXO

  • AHHH Cheesecake, thank you, when are you going to the Opera again???

    – mrcoradour

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 1 year ago

    beautiful shot

  • Many thanks for stopping by

    – mrcoradour

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work
    .

  • Thank you very much Ann

    – mrcoradour

  • Sue Ballyn
    Sue Ballynover 1 year ago

    I love autumn colours and this so reflects what I feel when I see them A wonderful piece. Thank you

  • Your very kind Sue thank you

    – mrcoradour

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 1 year ago

    Personally I like the version sung by Mireille Mathieu

    A wonderful capture Malcolm!!! Bill

  • Gosh Bill i’m gorgotten about her she was a bit of alright EH? had a good voice as well.

    – mrcoradour

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