Songs About Autumn
[THIS IS AMERICA] > 2013-11-18
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It is autumn in the northern part of the world. Steve Ember and Barbara Klein play some of our favorite songs about this season.
People have written and recorded hundreds of songs about autumn. Many of these songs express sadness that summer is over. The days are shorter. It is getting darker earlier each day. The weather is cooler. The skies are gray. Birds fly south because they know winter is coming. The leaves turn colors of red and gold and then die, falling to the ground. Some songs about autumn also express the sadness of lost love.
Mary Dawson, in her Internet Writing Journal, writes that this season influenced songwriters to write some of the greatest songs of all time. Here are some of our favorite songs about autumn.
"September Song" by Kurt Weill is one of the most well known, and saddest, songs about the season. It was introduced back in 1938 in the Broadway musical "Knickerbocker Holiday." Many people have recorded this song. Probably the most famous version is sung by Frank Sinatra.
Another famous song about this season is "Autumn Leaves." This song also expresses