Lead-sheet page for

The Autumn Years

A heart-felt ballad.   Nat "King" Cole had set this aside to record, but died too young.  It was perfect for him.  Certainly it is still perfect for someone.  The recording quality on this demo suffers for sure.  However, the performance is fine, and it's better to have something to hear how The Autumn Years goes, than to have nothing to listen to at all.  Hear it all for free below.

 Things to be aware of:

  • If you need a key that isn't listed, let us know and we'll get you that key. 

  • As a rule our melodies are published so the largest part of them falls on the staff.  However, if you want your purchased lead sheet's melody to be an octave higher or lower on the staff, let us know and we'll fix it.

  • The lead sheet sample is in the key of the related audio track.

  • EXTRA VALUE: All lead sheets come with 3 types of lyric sheets.  Samples of the lead-sheet, and the 3 included lyric sheets can be seen below.  Regarding the 3 types of lyric sheets, there's one Lyric vocal only, one Lyric with chord spaces, and one Lyric with no chord spaces. The Lyric with chord spaces is formatted so you can write in the chords according to your key.  The Lyric with no chord spaces is formatted for arrangers so they can write in the chords the way they hear them.  

  • IMPORTANT: when printing-out, be careful to select only the pages you want.  If you don't, since each download purchase is a single document, where in this case the concerned download is 4 pages long, all the pages will print.  To make sure you don't print pages that you didn't intend to, please select the pages you want to print BEFORE clicking on "print."


Lead Sheet

Lead Sheet

Lyric sheet, vocal only

Lyric sheet, vocal only

Lyric sheet, with chord spaces

Lyric sheet, with chord spaces

Lyric Sheet, no chord spaces

Lyric Sheet, no chord spaces