Track Title:               Singing In The Rain

Prime Artist:              Ira Gershwin     (b. Israel Gershvin)
Lyrics by:                 Arthur Francis (pseudonym for Ira Gershwin)
Lyrics by:                 Ira Gershwin     (b. Israel Gershvin)
Music by:                  Joseph Meyer

From the Show:             Unproduced Chopin Show  1923 (S)
[Special Note:  Written in May 1923.  Ira Gershwin was not enamored of this
lyric (especially since "Singin' in the Rain", bearing a lyric by Ira's close
friend and pool-playing partner Arthur Freed, is vastly more famous), so
Michael Feinstein used to play and sing it during the last two years of Ira's
life-to make him laugh.]

Verse 1

Even though the wind is roaring
And the torrent keeps on pouring,
Somewhere you can always hear a robin singing.
He knows, though the skies are cloudy,
Soon the sunshine will say "Howdy";
He has always found it so.
Dear, let's learn from him-
Let's go on

Refrain 1

Singing, singing in the rain.
Don't mind the patte on the windowpane;
For if the robin sings on, so can we.
You see, the thing to do is
Dry that tear up - Smile and cheer up,
There's a rainbow overdue;
Why let a rainstorm be a Waterloo?
Just cuddle close and we'll go
Helter-skelter to our shelter,
Singing in the rain.

Verse 2

I was frightened for a minute;
But if you've a song, begin it-
I'll be brave and try to string along with you, dear.
And if I'm no Tetrazzini
Singing tunes by G. Puccini
Still, I'll do my best, I know,
And I promise that
I'll go on

Refrain 2

Singing, singing in the rain,
Nor mind the pitter-patter on the pane;
For if the robin sings on, so can we.
With you beside me, I'll be
Ever cheerful, never tearful.
You will see, I'll not complain;
I'll show the bird his song is not in vain.
Just hold me tight and we'll go
Hurry-scurry, not a worry,
Singing in the rain.

Contributed by Carlene Bogle