Autumn Nocturne
Cassandra Wilson Lyrics


When autumn sings her lullaby
And green leaves turn to gold
Then I remember last September
You and I said goodbye
Whispering that we would be returning
When autumn comes again

Now autumn roams the hills once more
But you forgot your vow
Now here am I with, alone with only memories
Only lonely memories, autumn memories of you

Love, when the leaves are turning
I get a hungry yearning for your arms
Love, when a heart is so blue
It shadows bright October's golden charm

The flaming moon reminds me of
The night of love that we once knew
Each tiny star is but a prayer
That when it's fall again, love will call again
And you'll be beside me to make
My autumn dreams come true

Love, when the leaves are turning
I get a hungry yearning for your arms
Love, when a heart is so blue
It shadows bright October's golden charm

The flaming moon reminds me of
The night of love that we once knew
Each tiny star is but a prayer
That when it's fall again, love will call again
And you'll be beside me to make
My autumn dreams come true

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: JOSEF MYROW, KIM GANNON

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Comments from YouTube:

Kent Hewitt

Beautiful, I lived this song, so it has so much meaning, esp. thanks to you, Cassandra, a great trio, and killer words and music. Bless you for posting this!

Jill G.

This is one of my absolute favorite albums. From the moment I bought it, I have remained hooked on all of the songs, not just because of Cassandra Wilson's exceptional singing & vocal qualities, but because of the arrangements, the accompaniment of her fellow musicians (Mulgrew Miller, piano; Lonnie Plaxico, acoustic bass; Terri Lye Carrington, drums), and the intense swing that characterizes the upbeat pieces. The tempo she takes on "I'm Old Fashioned," for example, is extraordinary, so much so that it is absolutely stupendous & jubilatory. Her rendition & the arrangement on "I didn't know what time it was" is just wonderful, too. These versions of both those tunes inspired me greatly & because of them, I added both songs to my repertoire as a vocal jazz apprentice in the 90s. Her voice & talent are just as admirable in rendering beauty & expressivity to the ballads, even if I personally prefer the hot swing. The only exception to that is this song, "Autumn Nocturne," which is rarely heard in vocal version. I love Sonny Rollins' exceptional instrumental version, of course, with the incredible solo sax intro, but it's a beautiful song to be sung. I have had continually renewed pleasure listening to this album, 'Blue Skies,' over the years & much pleasure singing the tunes.

yoichiro tani

@Rebecca Rebel Sorry, dear Rebecca!!
It is my Favorite album,too.
五野洋 is Hiroshi Itsuno.
He gave comment to me.

Jill G.

+五野洋 Are you Hiroshi Itsuno?

Jill G.

+yoichiro tani I'm sorry I don't understand Japanese!

yoichiro tani

@五野洋録音当時のExecutive Producer 五野洋様からのコメント、まことに恐縮いたします。
20数年ほど前に衝動買いしたJMT盤ですが、私にとっても長年、愛聴盤の一枚となっております。
 

五野洋

I'm glad you like it, because I was in the A&R studio, NYC in freezing winter of 1988. I am really proud of this album. Thanks again for your words.

local2458

Wow. Autumn should thank Cassandra Wilson for that.

Steve S

Damn, that's a real smooth sipper right there!

坂巻洋

😃🐥🐞🎶