Sunday, 6 January 2013

Jazz Standards Part 1: Come Rain or Come Shine

To include a standard or two in your repertoire is a given for a jazz singer/musician. Over the next few weeks, we will look at some of the songs Jamie has covered over the years, along with a couple of other takes on the same song. 

 The first in this series is the beautiful Come Rain or Come Shine. A song written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer for the musical St Louis Woman, it was published back in 1946. 

So many singers have recorded the song including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Art Pepper, Dr John, Frank Sinatra, Eric Clapton and more. Enjoy these versions from Julie London, followed by Ray Charles and Jamie Cullum. 

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Lyrics: Come Rain or Come Shine
Harold Arlen / Johnny Mercer 

I'm gonna love you like nobody's loved you come rain or come shine
High as a mountain and deep as a river come rain or come shine
I guess when you met me 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'm with you always, I'm with you rain or shine

I'm gonna love you like nobody's loved you come rain or come shine
High as a mountain deep as a river come rain or come shine
I guess when you met me 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.

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