SEPTEMBER OF MY YEARS
(James Van Heusen (m) / Sammy Cahn (l) )
Frank Sinatra May 27 1965
One day you turn around, and it's summer
Next day you turn around, and it's fall
And the springs and winters of a lifetime
Whatever happened to them all.
As a man, who has always had the wandering ways
Now I'm reaching back for yesterdays
'Til a long forgotten love appears.
And I find, that I'm sighing softly as I near
September, the warm September of my years.
As a man, who has never paused at wishing wells
Now I'm watching children's carousels
And their laughter's music to my ears.
And I find, that I'm smiling gently as I near
September, the warm September of my years…
All the golden warm Septembers of my years.
(Transcribed by David Story - September 2013)