The Gentle Rain

Composer Luiz Bonfá
Lyricist Matt Dubey
Year Written 1965
About The Gentle Rain
The Gentle Rain, though cast with primarily American actors, is set in Rio de Janeiro and concerns a relationship between a woman whose arranged marriage has been annulled and an American whose fiancée was killed in an automobile accident and who has not spoken a word since that time. Well, this song is really nice anyway.


We both are lost and alone in the world,
Walk with me in the gentle rain.
Don’t be afraid; I’ve a hand for your hand,
And I will be your love for a while.

I feel your tears as they fall on my cheek,
They are warm like the gentle rain.
Come little one you’ve got me in the world
And our love will be sweet, very sad, very sweet

Like the gentle rain, like the gentle rain, like the gentle rain

Session / Album Information


“The Gentle Rain” was recorded on December 28, 1965 and initially released in 1966 on The Movie Song Album. It was arranged by Johnny Mandel.

The Gentle Rain

Listen to The Gentle Rain on Spotify. Tony Bennett · Song · 1966.

This recording released on:

  • 1966: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9272 — The Movie Song Album
  • 1966: Columbia LP 12″: CL 2472 — The Movie Song Album
  • 1966: CBS LP 12″: BPG 62677 — The Movie Song Album (UK)
  • 1969: CBS LP 12″: 63612 — Greatest Hits, Volume II (UK)
  • 1969: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9814 — Tony Bennett’s Greatest Hits, Vol. IV
  • 1971: Columbia LP 12″: C 30558 — Love Story
  • 1997: Columbia CD: CK 09272 — The Movie Song Album
  • 2006: RPM/Columbia/Legacy CD: 82876 87233 2 — The Movie Song Album
  • 2011: Disc #32 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK31) The Movie Song Album
  • 2011: Disc #41 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK40) Love Story

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