September Song is a song written by Maxwell Anderson and composed by Kurt Weill for the musical Knickerbocker Holiday in 1938 . Its first performer is Walter Huston , but it has beentaken up by many artists and has become a jazz standard .


In Knickerbocker Holiday , September Song is played by Pieter Stuyvesant , the main antagonist, and makes it more human to the public. Kurt Weill composed it especially for the voice of Walter Huston , actor with limited singer talent.

The first production of Knickerbocker Holiday did not meet a great success, any more than its adaptation to the cinema in 1944. The song became famous only a few years later, in 1950, when Huston interpreted it again for the film The Lovers of Capri ( September Affair ).