Here’s That Rainy Day

Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke

Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke


PROFILE
Composer Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyricist Johnny Burke
Year Written 1953
About Here’s That Rainy Day
“Here’s That Rainy Day” was written for the Broadway musical Carnival in Flanders, which only ran for six performances. This song, however, is quite good and has remained a popular ballad over the years. In addition to Bennett’s recording, it has also been recorded by those such as Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Steve Lawrence, Billy Eckstine and Ann Hampton Calloway. The song is also proved a favorite of jazz instrumentalists, including Dave Brubeck, Chet Baker, Paul Desmond and Art Pepper, among many others.

Lyrics

Maybe
I should have saved
Those leftover dreams
Funny
But here’s that rainy day

Here’s that rainy day
They told me about
And I laughed at the thought
That it might turn out this way

Where is that worn out wish
That I threw aside
After it brought my love so near

Funny how love becomes
A cold rainy day
Funny
That rainy day is here

It’s funny
How love becomes
A cold rainy day

Funny
That rainy day is here

Session / Album Information

1971

“Here’s That Rainy Day” was recorded on October 1, 1971 and released the following year on the album With Love. It was arranged by Robert Farnon.

This recording released on:

  • 1972: Columbia LP 12″: KC 31460 — With Love
  • 1972: Columbia LP 12″: CBS-64849 — With Love (UK)
  • 2011: Disc #44 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK43) With Love

1992

“Here’s That Rainy Day” was recorded in June 1992 and was released that year on Perfectly Frank. It was arranged by Ralph Sharon.

This recording released on:

  • 1992: Columbia CD: CK 52965 — Perfectly Frank
  • 1992: CBS/Sony CD: SRCS-6565 — Perfectly Frank [Japan]
  • 2011: Disc #58 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK57) Perfectly Frank

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