from Oannes * and a contribution by yours truly in his absence.
5 μέρες πριν την επίσημη έναρξη του Φθινοπώρου [Φθινοπωρινή Ισημερία – 22 Σεπτεμβρίου] και απόντος του οικοδεσπότη, ακούμε το “Early Autumn“. Σϋνθεση των Ralph Burns και Woody Herman με στίχους του Johnny Mercer.
Ορχηστρική έκδοση [Woody Herman – The Third Herd, 1999] και τραγούδι με την Jo Stafford [με διευθυντή ορχήστρας τον Paul Weston].
5 days before officially entering Autumn [Fall Equinox – September, 22] and in the absence of the host, here’s “Early Autumn“. A song composed by Ralph Burns and Woody Herman with lyrics by Johnny Mercer.
Instrumental version [Woody Herman – The Third Herd, 1999] & sung by Jo Stafford [orchestra directed by Paul Weston].
❝ When an early autumn walks the land and chills the breeze
And touches with her hand the summer trees,
Perhaps you’ll understand what memories I own.
There’s a dance pavilion in the rain all shuttered down,
A winding country lane all russet brown,
A frosty window pane shows me a town grown lonely.
That spring of ours that started so April-hearted,
Seemed made for just a boy and girl.
I never dreamed, did you, any fall would come in view
So early, early.
Darling if you care, please, let me know,
I’ll meet you anywhere, I miss you so.
Let’s never have to share another early autumn. ❞
As always, I’m happy to hear your thoughts, however I’d highly recommend a direct dialogue with the …’source’ so please visit Oannes’ page where you can also listen to the song !
* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. • Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!