'Tis AutumnWords & Music by Henry Nemo, 1941
Recorded by Nat 'King' Cole, 1949
D D6 Dm+7 Dm6 Old Father time checked, so there'd be no doubt; AM7 F#m C#m7-5 F#7 Called on the North wind to come on out, A E D9 B7 Then cupped his hands so proudly to shout, D9 E7 D9 A "La-di-dah di-dah-di-dum, 'tis autumn!" D D6 Dm+7 Dm6 Trees say they're tired, they've born too much fruit; AM7 F#m C#m7-5 F#7 Charmed on the wayside, there's no dispute. A E D9 B7 Now shedding leaves, they don't give a hoot -- D9 E7 D9 A La-di-dah di-dah-di-dum, 'tis autumn! Bridge: Em7 A7 G/B A7 Then the birds got together to chirp about the weather D alt G/B A7 D6 Mmmm - mmm - mmm - mmm. F#m7 B7 F#m7 B7 After makin' their decision, in birdie-like precision, E7 F3m B7 E7 Turned about, and made a beeline to the south. D D6 Dm+7 Dm6 My holding you close really is no crime -- AM7 F#m C#m7-5 F#7 Ask the birds and the trees and old Father Time. A E D9 B7 It's just to help the mercury climb. D9 E7 D9 A La-di-dah di-dah-di-dum, 'tis autumn. (Instrumental Interlude - first 2 lines of verse) A E D9 B7 It's just to help the mercury climb. D9 E7 F7 A La-di-dah di-dah-di-dum, 'tis au - tumn.