Track Title: Early Autumn
Album Title: Johnny Mercer Songbook, disc 16
Prime Artist: Ella Fitzgerald
Arranger: Nelson Riddle
Lyrics by: Johnny Mercer
Music by: Woody Herman (Woodrow Charles H)
Music by: Ralph Burns
Producer: Norman Granz
Orchestra: Nelson Riddle
When an early autumn walks the land and chills the breeze
and touches with her hand the summer trees,
perhaps you'll understand what memories I own.
There's a dance pavilion in the rain all shuttered down,
a winding country lane all russet brown,
a frosty window pane shows me a town grown lonely.
That spring of ours that started so April-hearted,
seemed made for just a boy and girl.
I never dreamed, did you, any fall would come in view
so early, early.
Darling if you care, please, let me know,
I'll meet you anywhere, I miss you so.
Let's never have to share another early autumn.