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Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes) (ver. 1) by Nat King Cole - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
"Autumn Leaves" is a much-recorded popular song. Originally a 1945 French song "Les feuilles mortes" (literally "The Dead Leaves") with music by Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prvert, English lyrics were written in 1947 by the American songwriter Johnny Mercer, and Jo Stafford was among the first to perform this version. It has become a pop standard and a jazz standard in both languages, and as an instrumental. "Les feuilles mortes" was introduced by Yves Montand in 1946 for the film Les Portes de la Nuit. French singer Edith Piaf rendered both French and English versions of this song on the radio program "The Big Show," December 24, 1950. The film Autumn Leaves (1956) starring Joan Crawford featured the song, which was sung by Nat King Cole over the title sequence. The French songwriter Serge Gainsbourg wrote "La chanson de Prvert" as a tribute to this song.[citation.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American musician who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. Although an accomplished pianist, he owes most of his popular musical fame to his soft baritone voice, which he used to perform in big band and jazz genres. He was the first black American to host a television variety show and has maintained worldwide popularity over 40 years past his death; he is widely considered one of the most important musical personalities in United States history. "Autumn Leaves" is a much-recorded popular song. Originally a 1945 French song "Les feuilles mortes" (literally "The Dead Leaves") with music by Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prvert, English lyrics were written in 1947 by the American songwriter Johnny Mercer, and Jo Stafford was among the first to perform this version. It has become a pop standard and a jazz standard in both languages, and as an instrumental. "Les feuilles mortes" was introduced by Yves Montand in 1946 for the film Les Portes de la Nuit. French singer Edith Piaf rendered both French and English versions of this.
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