Soon It’s Gonna Rain

Soon Its Gonna Rain

PROFILE
Composer Harvey Schmidt
Lyricist Tom Jones
Year Written 1960
About Soon It’s Gonna Rain
“Soon It’s Gonna Rain” is from the 1960 off-Broadway musical The Fantasticks, which ran for astounding 42 years and 17,162 performances at the Sullivan Street Playhouse.

Lyrics

Hear how the wind begins to whisper.
See how the leaves go streaming by.
Smell how the velvet rain is falling,
Out where the fields are warm and dry.
Now is the time to run inside and stay.
Now is the time to find a hideaway
Where we can stay.

Soon it’s gonna rain. I can see it.
Soon it’s gonna rain. I can tell.
Soon it’s gonna rain.
What are we gonna do?

Soon it’s gonna rain. I can feel it.
Soon it’s gonna rain. I can tell.
Soon it’s gonna rain.
What’ll we do with you?

We’ll find four limbs of a tree.
We’ll build four walls and a floor.
We’ll bind it over the leaves,
And duck inside to stay.

Then we’ll let it rain. We’ll not feel it.
Then we’ll let it rain, rain pell-mell.

And we’ll not complain
If it never stops at all.
We’ll live and love
Within our own four walls.

Session / Album Information

1962

Soon It’s Gonna Rain was recorded on March 16, 1962 for On The Glory Road, which was to be released in 1962, but was canceled. The song was arranged by Ralph Sharon.

This recording released on:

  • 1962: CBS 45: AAG 208
  • 1962: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8613 — On The Glory Road (release canceled)
  • 1962: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1813 — On The Glory Road (release canceled)
  • 1964: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8941 — The Many Moods Of Tony
  • 1964: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 2141 — The Many Moods Of Tony
  • 1964: CBS LP 12″: SBPG 62245 — The Many Moods Of Tony [UK]
  • 1971: Columbia LP 12″: C 30558 — Love Story
  • 2011: Disc #22 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK22) On the Glory Road
  • 2011: Disc #28 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK27) The Many Moods of Tony
  • 2011: Disc #41 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK40) Love Story

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