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    Les Feuilles Mortes Autumn Leaves - Larry Adair Bill Coones


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    Autumn Leaves by Larry and Bill. Larry Adair teaches guitar in Portland Oregon.

    "Composer Joseph Kosma and Jacques Prevert created one of the songs for Les Portes De La Nuit by setting a Prevert poem to music, Les Feuilles Mortes. (Dead Leaves) In 1949 Johnny Mercer wrote English lyrics for the tune changing the original French title to Autumn Leaves. Not surprisingly, Jo Stafford (1917-) was the first to record Autumn Leaves. From 1943 until 1950 she was under contract with Capitol Records, a company founded and co-owned by Mercer. Following Staffords recording were a number of covers including renditions by Bing Crosby, Edith Piaf, Artie Shaw, and Jo Staffords husband, Paul Weston."