The music was written by Louis Silvers, the lyrics by B. G. De Sylva. The song was published in 1921.
The song was introduced in the 1921 Broadway musical Bombo, where it was performed by Al Jolson. It has become a well-known Jolson trademark, recorded by him many times, but it has also been recorded by many other artists. "April Showers" is one of many popular songs whose lyrics use a "Bluebird of happiness" as a symbol of cheer. ("So keep on looking for a bluebird, and waiting for his song.") Jolson first recorded the song in October 1921 on Columbia records.
_________________ "Dont it always seem to go That you dont know what youve got Till its gone They paved paradise And put up a parking lot" Joni Mitchell
Rain heads south along the Western edge of The Emerald Canyon. This was less than 24 hours later from the storms than knock down more than 25 trees.
On of my favorite tunes written in 1 take by Elmore James to be put on the B-Side of his blues classic Dust My Broom. He looked out of the studio window and saw the rain coming down and wrote "The Sky Is Crying." Performed here by Stevie Ray Vaughn, who does it as well as anyone.
11 year old Grant Austin Taylor says move over Stevie!
Elmore Jame's Version
_________________ Jim O'Bryan Lakewood Resident
"The very act of observing disturbs the system." Werner Heisenberg
"If anything I've said seems useful to you, I'm glad. If not, don't worry. Just forget about it." His Holiness The Dalai Lama
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