Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Being Autumn

Happy Autumn!

Autumn Leaves

The falling leaves drift by the window
The autumn leaves of red and gold
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sun-burned hands I used to hold

Since you went away the days grow long
And soon Ill hear old winters song
But I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall


septembermom said...

I love watching musicians immerse themselves in their music. It truly becomes their world for that time. It must be such a cathartic experience each time they start playing. Lovely way for me to start my day. Happy Autumn to you too, Judith!

Judith Ellis said...

So do I, Kelly. As a singer since my early youth I can vouch for the cathartic release during performance. What about his off-key audibles? Did you catch those? Funny. The jazz pianist extraordinare, by they way if you didn't know, is Keith Jarrett.

septembermom said...

I was going to ask you about the pianist's name. Thank you. He is a gifted musician.

Do you get the chance to sing formally? It must be so satisfying to see the effect of your voice on the audience. Your song lifts them to a new, and hopefully better place. I so envy that talent. Judith, I think you need a fan club :)

Marion said...

I love this song, "Autumn Leaves". I have it on my playlist sung by Diana Krall. It's so soothing. Thanks for posting this, Judith! Blessings.

Judith Ellis said...

Yes, Kelly, I have been singing opera since the age of 12. I have not performed professionally steadily in over 13 years, but I try to do a concert of some kind once a year.

Regarding the fan club, smiles over here, friend.

Judith Ellis said...

Marion - I love the Krall version. It was between him or her. He beat out this time. :-)

Brosreview said...

Just beautiful! The blend between the lyrics and the music, the melody, is just so beautiful! I could listen to this all day.

Judith Ellis said...

Oh, Ajey, I am so happy that you enjoyed this piece. I have been playing it all day as I work on my novel. It's beautiful and Jarrett is such the virtuoso, eh?