i though autumn leaves was in a minor key.
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looks like c minor to me.
the relative major of c minor is eb, the key signature is that of eb.

autumn leaves goes back and forth between  

ii v i in eb and ii v i in c minor

it's the best of both worlds!
that is also the key signature of c minor.
it's in a minor key, regardless of modulations.
i know it ends up in c minor, but you don't think of the first four measures as ii v i in eb?
don't start with me, mister man!
you know it's how it ends that matters!
actually, i think of the first four bars as being ii-v-i of iii.
the tune is definitely in a minor key (c minor in this case) - maybe you should have asked if anyone does it in 3 flats...

in the old days when i first started gigging, the players would point three fingers down for 3 flats or 3 fingers up for three sharps - they didn't usually specify tonal center - you'd be playing a tune, a dude would turn around, give you a hand signal for a new key and change tunes - i had to just grab a hold and stay with em - learned a bunch of tunes that way :)

as for what key i do autumn leaves?  i do it in a different key each time i play it - keeps me in touch with the keyboard:)
i like to play it in c# minor.  it gives it that tragic aura.
reason being, i have always loved the key of e major due to its etherial, poignant quality.  it only follows that its relative minor would be tres pathetique.
thems some fancy words there cynbad!  i'm impressed!
7 will just hate it.
he's probably whistling something neither of us will understand :)
me neither
i am trying to make sense of the broken circle but i cant get it from the explanation? maybe its just me
many singers like to do this tune in c minor, i've noticed.  

i agree with 7, i think of the first chord as iv.
yes, the first chord is iv, but iv is also the ii of iii if you are doing a ii-v-i pattern on iii, which is what is happening.
the fun thing about autumn leaves is it gives you both sides of the coin, it jumps back and forth from the ii v i in major and ii v i in the relative minor.
is that the fun thing about it?

how many keys would you say "all the things you are" is in?
i play it in ab, but it modulates around a lot.
you mean, "all the chords you know"?
is that what people call it?  lol
i like to play it in g..

........or em!
you mean 1 sharp ?  heh heh
this tune is particularly easy to play in other keys - the first note is the tonic - ya wanna play it in fm?  start on f...
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