Who Sang ’Tis Autumn? Esther Phillips

Esther Phillips And I Love Him cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1965
length: 2:25
conductor: Ray Ellis
vocal: Esther Phillips
engineer: Tom Dowd
arranger: Ray Ellis
Some other versions of "’Tis Autumn"

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Old Father time checked, so there'd be no doubt;

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Called on the North wind to come on out,

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Then cupped his hands so proudly to shout,

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"La-di-dah di-dah-di-dum, 'tis autumn!"

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Trees say they're tired, they've born too much fruit;

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Charmed on the wayside, there's no dispute.

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Now shedding leaves, they don't give a hoot --

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La-di-dah di-dah-di-dum, 'tis autumn!


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Then the birds got together to chirp about the weather

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Mmmm - mmm - mmm - mmm.

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After makin' their decision, in birdie-like precision,

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Turned about, and made a beeline to the south.

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My holding you close really is no crime --

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Ask the birds and the trees and old Father Time.

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It's just to help the mercury climb.

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La-di-dah di-dah-di-dum, 'tis autumn.

(Instrumental Interlude - first 2 lines of verse)

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It's just to help the mercury climb.

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La-di-dah di-dah-di-dum, 'tis au - tumn.

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 And I Love Him
  • 2 ’Tis Autumn
  • 3 Shangri‐La
  • 4 Moonglow & Theme From Picnic
  • 5 Out of the Blue
  • 6 People
  • 7 Makin’ Whoopee
  • 8 Girl From Ipanema
  • 9 I Wish You Love
  • 10 If You Love Me, Really Love Me
  • 11 Too Soon to Know
  • 12 Make Believe Dreams

  • Release information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin