Autumn Leaves 

 

Originally from the 1946 French Film "Les Portes  De La Nuit," Johnny Mercer wrote the English lyrics changing the name from "Feuilles Mortes" to "Autumn Leaves." Today it is a jazz standard. The song alternates between major and minor tonalities. It begins with a II-V7-I cadence in G followed by a minor II-V7-I in E minor.

 

 Autumn Leaves MP3 Sound File