If you can’t beat the heat, you sing about it. This song was originally composed as an aria for the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. It has since become a jazz standard and is considered one of the covered songs in the history of recorded music! This version is in D minor.
Parting is such sweet sorrow and so is this song. A jazz standard, it can be played many ways and has been recorded by many.
Tonight we started learning this song from 1933. The memorable lyrics (by E. Y. Harburg & Billy Rose) describe the emptiness of a world without love.
Can anyone give an example of honky tonk country music? Why would this song paint it in such a light?
Originally a 1945 French song, ‘Les feuilles mortes’. Music by Joseph Kosma and lyrics by Jacques Prévert. Johnny Mercer wrote the English lyrics in 1947.