FRIDAY SONG: Yves Montand, LES FEUILLES MORTES (Jacques Prévert and Joseph Kosma, 1946)

If you want to see the difference between a great lyric and a moderately good one,  here’s a place to start  –  compare and contrast Jacques Prévert’s 1946 song ‘Les Feuilles Mortes’  to the later American version,by Johnny Mercer, released in 1950. One tells a story; the other expresses a general feeling. One feels original …