Playlist of the Month: Autumn Songs to Add to Your Music Therapy Repertoire

Updated: Oct 18

Fall is here! I love this time of year. I find it very refreshing, providing an overall sense of renewal and change. Using fall themed recreative interventions in your music therapy sessions can be especially pertinent for clients who are going through change and transitions. I hope you enjoy the following playlist of fall-inspired songs and that you can add them to your music therapy repertoire.

1. Autumn Leaves - Eva Cassidy

Lyric: Since you went away the days grow long And soon I'll hear old winter's song But I miss you most of all my darling When autumn leaves start to fall

2. Autumn in New York - Frank Sinatra

Lyric: Autumn in New York

Why does it seem so inviting

Autumn in New York

It spells the thrill of first-knighting

3. Harvest Moon - Neil Young

Lyric: Because I'm still in love with you

I want to see you dance again

Because I'm still in love with you

On this harvest moon.

4. Leaves that are Green - Simon & Garfunkel

Lyric: Time hurries on.

And the leaves that are green turn to brown,

And they wither with the wind,

And they crumble in your hand.

5. November Rain - Guns N' Roses

Lyric: Nothin' lasts forever

And we both know hearts can change

And it's hard to hold a candle

In the cold November rain

6. September - Earth, Wind, Fire

Lyric: Do you remember the 21st night of September?

Love was changing the minds of pretenders

While chasing the clouds away

7. Autumn Serenade - John Coltrane

Lyric: Let the years come and go,

I'll still feel the glow that time can not fade

When I hear that lovely autumn serenade.

8. Forever Autumn - Moody Blues

Lyric: I watch the birds fly south across the autumn sky And one by one they disappear. I wish that I was flying with them Now you're not here

9. October Road - James Taylor

Lyric: Let the sun run down right behind the hill,

I know how to stand there still till the moon rise up

right behind the pine, oh, Lord, October road.

10. Puff the Magic Dragon - Peter, Paul and Mary

Lyric: Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea

And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee

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