The lyrics here are as irritatingly maudlin – and unintentionally hilarious – as Ervin Drake\’s \”September of My Years\”, but Hazlewood\’s lowing burr elevates the performance into something genuinely affecting. The strings, though, almost blow it in the final bars.
Last orders. I wonder if Bernard Manning ever covered this in cabaret ?
▼ LEE HAZLEWOOD: MY AUTUMN\’S DONE COME from \”The Very Special World Of Lee Hazlewood\” LP (MGM) 1966 (US) OUT OF PRINT