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September Song/September Morn

on September 14, 2022
(Photo by Sandy Millar on Unsplash)

My autumn decorations are up, and I’m already planning menus for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. My husband was recently diagnosed with borderline diabetes, so cooking will be a little more challenging this year. But we can enjoy the changing season and all that nature brings us. One of my favorite jazz standards that I always think of at this time of year is “September Song.” Originally introduced on Broadway in the 1938 musical, Knickerbocker Holiday, it has been performed by Frank Sinatra and other acclaimed crooners. Chances are good that you’ve heard it.

(Frank Sinatra – September Song)

September Song

When I was a young man courting the girls
I played me a waiting game
If a maid refused me with tossing curls
I’d let the old Earth take a couple of whirls
While I plied her with tears in lieu of pearls
And as time came around she came my way
As time came around, she came

When you meet with the young girls early in the spring
You court them in song and rhyme
They answer with words and a clover ring
But if you could examine the goods they bring
They have little to offer but the songs they sing
And a plentiful waste of time of day
A plentiful waste of time

Oh, it’s a long, long while from May to December
But the days grow short
When you reach September
When the Autumn weather turns the leaves to flame
One hasn’t got time for the waiting game

Oh, the days dwindle down to a precious few
September, November
And these few precious days
I’ll spend with you
These precious days
I’ll spend with you

Songwriters: Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson. For non-commercial use only.

And then, there’s the beautiful “September Morn” performed by the fabulous Neil Diamond:

(For the lyrics, click here: https://genius.com/Neil-diamond-september-morn-lyrics)

This year, the autumn equinox will occur on Thursday, September 22, 2022. I’ve already treated myself to a generous cup of hot chocolate, which sounds crazy in the heat, but the temperature was actually pretty cool this morning.

And right now, we’re enjoying the last of the harvest moon in-between cloud covers.

(Photographer unknown)

Happy September! Autumn will be here soon!

Dawn Pisturino

September 14, 2022

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31 responses to “September Song/September Morn

  1. aparna12 says:

    Excellent, dear Dawn. Loved the songs. How’s your husband doing? Do take care and my warm regards to both of you. 😊😊😊🌹🌹🌹β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

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    • I picked my husband up from the hospital yesterday, and he’ doing well. He’s able to walk with a walker, but he’s still having some nausea and a lot of pain. But his surgery went well, and he will go to physical therapy. Thank you for asking, Aparna, that is very kind of you. Namaste.

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      • aparna12 says:

        My good wishes to him for a speedy recovery and to you as well. β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️🌹🌹🌹. Take care and do take rest. Namaste.

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  2. spwilcen says:

    Lovely. You can whoop that diabetes thing. Thanks for the read this morning.

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  3. Neal Saye says:

    Hurray for approaching autumn. Please hurry up a bit.

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  4. What a beautiful post and message Dawn. Wishing you, your husband, and the rest of your family peace, blessings and good wishes. This time of the year has us feeling nostalgic, but no matter what, we continue to celebrate life, even with its bumps and bruises, we are still alive and have so much more to give than we know. Cheers my friend! 😍🌺πŸ₯°πŸ’–πŸŒž

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  5. Michele Lee says:

    A lovely September share, Dawn. Cooler days are on their way. Thank goodness!

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  6. robertcday says:

    Christmas? Nooooooooo – It’s too soon!!

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  7. Thanks sounds like fun Dawn and some challenging cooking ahead but hope it’s helpful to his health! πŸ’–

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  8. Priti says:

    Good news that your husband is doing well beautiful song!

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  10. Everything Plant says:

    hope your husband is doing well! Enjoyed your September Song!

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  11. Jeff Flesch says:

    A wonderful selection. Wishing you and your hubby a wonderful fall season!

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