The Autumn Waltz

Composer Cy Coleman
Lyricist Bob Hilliard
Year Written 1956


Chill winds and blue
Skies are everywhere
And I’m sentimental
Cause I still care

Constantly dreaming
Of one love affair
When I hear the autumn waltz

Golden October is when we met
The wind dries the leaves
But my eyes stay wet

You are the one love
That I can’t forget
When I hear the autumn waltz

Come back to me
Come back to me
High on the haystack
Is where I’ll be

The new harvest dance
Is about to begin
And the barn is a palace
When sweethearts walk in

No strings this season
I’m on my own
It’s the loneliest feeling
I’ve ever known

If you don’t show up
I’ll just walk home alone
When they play the autumn waltz

Session / Album Information


“The Autumn Waltz” was recorded on September 19, 1956 and released as a single that year. It was arranged by Percy Faith.

The Autumn Waltz

Listen to The Autumn Waltz on Spotify. Tony Bennett · Song · 2011.

This recording released on:

  • 1956: Columbia 78: 40770
  • 1956: Columbia 45: 4-40770
  • 2011: Disc #6 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK6) The Columbia Singles, Vol. 4

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