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GUEST,Willa ADD: Autumn Leaves / Les Feuilles Mortes (16) RE: 'Autumn Leaves' lyrics, please 12 May 01


Music by Joseph Kosma,English lyrics by Johnny Mercer, French Lyrics by jacques Prevert
French words as above (the English translation is not a literal one, but quite close

Verse
Autumn leaves fall and are swept out of sight, the words that you said have come true
Autumn leaves fall and are swept out of sight. so are the memories of love that we knew
The wind of forgetfulness blows them,into the night of regret
The song you would so often sing is echoing, echoing yet

Refrain
The falling leaves drift by my window
The Autumn leaves of red and gold
I see your lips, the summer kisses,the sunburnt 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

My copy shows the refrain repeated

Translation (roughly)
Verse
The dead leaves curl up on the shovel;
you see, I've not forgotten
The dead leaves curl up on the shovel; the souvenirs and the regrets too
The North wind blows them into the cold night of forgetfulness
You see, I've not forgotten the song you used to sing to me

Refrain
We're like a song;you loved me and I loved you
We lived both together; you who loved me, I who loved you
But life separated those who loved
Gently, without a sound
and the sea wiped from the sand the footsteps of the disunited lovers


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