“Autumn in New York
Why does it seem so inviting
Autumn in New York
It spells the thrill of first-knighting”
“Autumn in New York” was composed by Vernon Duke in the early 1930’s for the musical revue Thumbs Up! As a revue, there wasn’t truly a plot that can be recounted, though it includes some songs that you may be able to still readily hum as we sit over eighty years since the revue’s premiere on December 27, 1934. If you’re familiar with “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart” or “Merrily We Roll Along,” you have Thumbs Up! to thank.
Vernon Duke happened to be no slouch when it came to songs that stand the test of time. He composed “Taking a Chance on Love” “April in Paris” and “Can’t Get Started” all of which were also recorded by Frank Sinatra.
Take a listen here –>autumn_in_new_york.mp3