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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Come Rain or Come Shine

By Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer
1946

One of the all-time classic songs Arlen composed with various partners for African-American musical revues, this one was written for St. Louis Woman. However, it was actually introduced on record by the Tommy Dorsey orchestra (Sy Oliver vocalist) two months before the show opened. Martin Scorsese would twist the Mercer lyric into an ode to obsessive fandom for his 1983 film The King of Comedy.

Lyrics:

I'm gonna love you,
Like nobody's loved you,
Come rain, or come shine.
Happy together, unhappy together,
Now won't that be fine?

Days may be cloudy or sunny,
We're in or we're out of the money,
But I'm with you always,
I'm with you, come rain or shine.

I'm gonna love,
Like nobody's loved you,
Come rain, or come shine.
High as a mountain, deep as a river,
Now won't that be fine?

I guess when you met,
It was just one of those things.
But don't ever bet me,
Cause I'm gonna be true, if you let me.

You're gonna love me,
Like nobody's loved me,
Come rain, or come shine.
Happy together, unhappy together,
And won't it be fine?

Days may be cloudy or sunny,
We're in or we're out of the money,
But I'll love you always,
I'm with you, rain or shine.

Recorded By:

Billie Holiday
Frank Sinatra
Ray Charles
Dinah Washington
Dexter Gordon

2 comments:

emma said...

Really, really love this tune. I never knew its history!

iamemmamusic.blogspot.com

B-Sol said...

My favorite commenter! :-)

Yes, I adore this song too...

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