Monday, September 26, 2016

Music Monday - Autumn

I had to travel this past weekend.

Living here in the Northeast United States, I realize that, by the end of September, leaves are going to start to turn.  And temperatures are going to start to drop.

So, on the drive from upstate New York to New Jersey, I was not surprised to see some trees starting to turn, both in Pennsylvania, and even northern New Jersey.  The changing trees have a long way to go at this point, though.

Because of a drought, our leaves are turning earlier than usual, so it is time to turn our Music Monday ears to songs about fall and autumn leaves, songs that make you think of fall weather or songs that mention leaves.

More Than This by Roxy Music.  "Falling leaves in the night...."

Autumn in New York, as sung by Billie Holiday.

Autumn Leaves, as sung by Nat King Cole.  More a song about love, but it qualifies, in my opinion.

November Rain, by Guns and Roses.  True, it isn't quite about autumn rain, and more about love, but I'm including it because - what it is about autumn and lost love, anyway?

Let us enjoy autumn while we can - the pumpkin spice, the apples, the falling leaves, the beautiful blue skies and everything else that comes with it, for all too soon winter will be here.


9 comments:

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! I would never have heard these if you had not compiled them... I wouldn't mind more such theme based lists (The only ones I can think of are Christmas based songs!)

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  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! I would never have heard these if you had not compiled them... I wouldn't mind more such theme based lists (The only ones I can think of are Christmas based songs!)

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  3. Hey, that was lovely...the autumnal touch to the post with those lovely songs! I absolutely love King Cole's Autumn Leaves...and November Rain always always reminds me of college days and listening to all the Guns and Roses songs because it was my brother's favourite band! So memories came flooding by...

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  4. I thought the only drought was here on the west coast. How disappointing that the east has it too.

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  5. My favorite is "California Dreamin'" by The Mamas and The Papas. "All the leaves are brown..."

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  6. Cooler temps? Oh, I wish. It hit 105 today (that's Fahrenheit, of course).

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