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Paul Bodden: Music & Lyrics

Autumn Weather

(PAUL BODDEN, vocals; SETH WEINSTEIN, piano)
Words & music by Paul Bodden & Fran MInarik; Arrangement by Bodden & Weinstein
One of the first songs I ever wrote. An even more nonsensical lyric came first but we discovered that it was there just to reveal the melody...
Music
Under an autumn sky,
The lovely AUTUMN WEATHER,
Music
I don't know why
I do love September weather

With the music
Up and away we fly
Like lovebirds of a feather
Music
Baby, you and I
Enjoying the time together

Whether or not we will dip and glide
Slip and slide
Or just subside
Whether or not we can learn to fly
Or yearn to cry,
“Oh why, oh why?”
And whether or not we even try,
We still have the AUTUMN WEATHER.

Now, you could say, but what could you say?
Whatever you say,
We will still be this way
A-slip and a-slide,
A-dip and a-glide
Abiding the AUTUMN WEATHER.

VERSE:
I'm a city boy,
And, boy, do I enjoy
Spinning like Nature's toy.
You're a city girl,
And, girl, are you a-twirl,
Spinning like Nature's pearl

Alternative:
I’m a city girl
And I am all a-twirl
Spinning like Nature’s pearl
You’re a city boy
And, boy, do you enjoy
Spinning like Nature’s toy

Just we two with nothing to do
The summer may fall
We don't care at all what a sight and sound:
Nature is all abound
A merry-go-round of Autumn.


And we have music
Under a clear Autumn sky,
The lovely, lovely AUTUMN WEATHER,
Music
Oh me, oh my,
We both love September weather.

Whether or not we will earn our pay
Mow the hay
Or go astray
Whether or not we are weak or strong
We’ll sing this song
We won’t go wrong
And whether or not we get along
We still have the AUTUMN WEATHER.


Now, you could say, but what could you say?
Whatever you say,
We will still be this way
A girl who's a pearl,
A boy who's a toy
Enjoying the AUTUMN WEATHER.
Now what kind of song is that I'd like to know?

Copyright © 2007 by Paul Bodden & Fran Minarik