This song is luminous in its sorrowful thread. The allegory of falling leaves symbolizing a lost relationship is just brilliant.
The song, Autumn Leaves, was written in 1945 in French, "Les feuilles mortes" ("The Dead Leaves") with music by Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prévert.
Yet!... I felt something was missing, I sensed there must be another part to this song and after a lot of searching I found there was! Kosma and Prévert had written a two verse intro section, two opening verses which Johnny Mercer did not translate. So with some help from Google translations and my sister Becky (who is married to a Frenchman and fluent in French) I translated and worked the lyrics. For me the intro sections really deepen this song, which is already so lovely.