A Rainy Day

Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz

Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz

Composer Arthur Schwartz
Lyricist Howard Dietz
Year Written 1932
About A Rainy Day
The great songwriting team of Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz wrote “A Rainy Day” for the 1932 Broadway musical revue Flying Colors, which starred Clifton Webb, Patsy Kelly, Imogene Coca and Buddy and Vilma Ebsen.


You like the blue and the sun with a glare
Give me a shade of gray
For when the storm clouds were hovering there
My future came my way

When there’s a shower or when there’s a squall
I’m more than gay for after all

A rainy day was when I met her
A rainy day, there’s nothing better
You see, it happened, we were sharing a taxi
It was a rainy day

Of course, at first we both were formal
But soon we veered around to normal
And then we sort of spent the day in a taxi
It was a rainy day

What I sought long in vain
I had caught in the rain that day, my day
As we wove through the crowd
And she drove every cloud away, away

We fell in love and weren’t guessing
Now we spend the time in blessing
The chance, romance that came to us in a taxi
All in a rainy day

Session / Album Information


“A Rainy Day” was recorded in January, 1986 and was released that year on The Art of Excellence. The album was orchestrated and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli.

This recording released on:

  • 1986: Columbia LP 12″: FC 40344 — The Art Of Excellence
  • 1986: CBS LP 12″: 26990 — The Art Of Excellence (UK)
  • 1986: Columbia CD: CK 40344 — The Art Of Excellence
  • 2011: Disc #55 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK54) The Art of Excellence

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