Mele Fong & her husband Richard Tom – The Hawaiian Serenaders – sing and play the jazz standard Autumn Leaves on ukulele and u-bass over photos of past Fall trips while living in Maryland and traveling abroad. (words below) #playuke #ukulelejazz #ukulelemusic
Mele’s arrangement of Autumn Leaves is in Gm with Chuck Strum and Bossa Nova Strum for ‘ukulele.
This popular song has English lyrics by Johnny Mercer and music by Joseph Kosma, 1945. It was originally a French song.
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The autumn leaves drift by my window
The autumn leaves of red and gold
I see your lips the summer kisses
The sunburned hands I used to hold
Since you went away, the days grow long
And soon I’ll hear, old winter’s song
But I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall.