Autumn songs

Autumn songs September 30, 2011

And soon I’ll hear old winter’s song …

All Four Seasons,” Sting
Autumn in New York,” Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Autumn Leaves,” Eva Cassidy
Autumn Leaves,” Nat King Cole

Autumn Sweater,” Yo La Tengo
Autumngirlsoup,” Kirsty MacColl
“Door Into September,” Jacob Altemus
Four Seasons in One Day,” Crowded House
“Four Seasons in One Day,” Mary Chapin Carpenter
The Late September Dogs,” Melissa Etheridge
“Leaves on the Sidewalk After the Rain,” Jonathan Richman
Lullaby of the Leaves,” Chet Baker
Moondance,” Van Morrison
“My Fall With Harriet,” Ticklepenny Corner
November Rain,” Guns and Roses
“Seasons Always Change,” Sarah Masen
September,” Earth Wind & Fire
September Gurls,” The Bangles
Snowfalls in November,” Julie Doiron
Wake Me Up When September Ends,” Green Day

My having the Bangles’ cover of “September Girls,” but not the original by Big Star, is another one of those facts that would let a savvy observer calculate my age pretty precisely based on these lists.


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  • Skiriki

    The First of Autumn – Enya
    September – J. M. Jarre
    Syksyn Sävel – Juice Leskinen
    Marraskuu – Miljoonasade
    My October Symphony – Pet Shop Boys

    The Finnish songs are pretty much about humanity and human condition itself as well as about the time of the year. We have a word — “kaamos” — which describes both the darkest time of the year (usually mid-October ’till snowfall, so mid- or late November, but of course after we have had snowless seasons thanks to climate change, this has been re-evaluated…) and mindset that goes with it.

  • Skiriki

    The First of Autumn – Enya
    September – J. M. Jarre
    Syksyn Sävel – Juice Leskinen
    Marraskuu – Miljoonasade
    My October Symphony – Pet Shop Boys

    The Finnish songs are pretty much about humanity and human condition itself as well as about the time of the year. We have a word — “kaamos” — which describes both the darkest time of the year (usually mid-October ’till snowfall, so mid- or late November, but of course after we have had snowless seasons thanks to climate change, this has been re-evaluated…) and mindset that goes with it.

  • StuJay

    75 Septembers (by Cheryl Wheeler; I like Peter Paul and Mary’s version better but I cannot find a video)
    And one of my all time favorites songs: The Boys Of Summer by Don Henley and longtime Tom Petty collaborator Mike Campbellhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsqcDXizFmEIn spite of its title it is about the end of summer. To me this is a herald of fall, so much so that I prefer to listen to it only at or near the season. First Lines: “Nobody on the Road. Nobody on the Beach. I feel it in the air. Summer’s out of reach. 

  • StuJay

    75 Septembers (by Cheryl Wheeler; I like Peter Paul and Mary’s version better but I cannot find a video)
    And one of my all time favorites songs: The Boys Of Summer by Don Henley and longtime Tom Petty collaborator Mike Campbellhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsqcDXizFmEIn spite of its title it is about the end of summer. To me this is a herald of fall, so much so that I prefer to listen to it only at or near the season. First Lines: “Nobody on the Road. Nobody on the Beach. I feel it in the air. Summer’s out of reach. 

  • StuJay

    75 Septembers (by Cheryl Wheeler; I like Peter Paul and Mary’s version better but I cannot find a video)And one of my all time favorites songs: The Boys Of Summer  by Don Henley and longtime Tom Petty collaborator Mike Campbell.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsqcDXizFmE watch?v=UsqcDXizFmE In spite of its title it is about the end of summer. To me this is a herald of fall, so much so that I prefer to listen to it only at or near the season. First Lines: “Nobody on the Road. Nobody on the Beach. I feel it in the air. Summer’s out of reach.”(I really wish this site had the same preview feature as the former). 

  • StuJay

    75 Septembers (by Cheryl Wheeler; I like Peter Paul and Mary’s version better but I cannot find a video)And one of my all time favorites songs: The Boys Of Summer  by Don Henley and longtime Tom Petty collaborator Mike Campbell.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsqcDXizFmE watch?v=UsqcDXizFmE In spite of its title it is about the end of summer. To me this is a herald of fall, so much so that I prefer to listen to it only at or near the season. First Lines: “Nobody on the Road. Nobody on the Beach. I feel it in the air. Summer’s out of reach.”(I really wish this site had the same preview feature as the former).