The fall season also brings to mind some music I've listened to through the years. Most of the songs are rather melancholy, perhaps because the season represents to many as a time to let go, as in the falling leaves.
Here are some of my favorite songs for the season:
Justin Hayward, the lead singer of the legendary Moody Blues, recorded my fall favorite, "Forever Autumn." Some believe it's a Moodies' song, but actually it was from Jeff Wayne's musical, "War of the Worlds," from the late '70s.
The first verse sets the tone for the song:
Frank Sinatra sang about autumn in Ervin Drake's unforgettable "It Was a Very Good Year," a No. 1 song on Billboard's Easy Listening charts for Ol' Blue Eyes in 1965
Another memorable tune is Bobby Goldsboro's "Blue Autumn," written by Andrea, Caroline, Sharon and James Corr, from the '60s.
Again, the opening verse sets the tone for this song of lost love:
Goldsboro also recorded, "Autumn of My Life," another break-up song, a hit from 1968:
But not all autumn songs are sad.
Singer-songwriter Neil Young sang about being in love with a special lady in his "Harvest Moon."
And the great Van Morrison with his timeless, "fantabulous" song "Moondance" that speaks of love and romance:
Do you have any favorite songs of autumn?
Until the next time...