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Come Rain or Come Shine

"Come Rain or Come Shine" is a popular music song, with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Johnny Mercer. It was written for the musical St. Louis Woman, which opened on March 30, 1946, and closed after 113 performances.

Chart performance

It "became a modest hit during the show's run, making the pop charts with a Margaret Whiting (Paul Weston and His Orchestra) recording rising to number seventeen, and, shortly after, a Helen Forrest and Dick Haymes recording rising to number twenty-three."

Other recordings

The song has subsequently been recorded by a host of artists, including:
  • In 1955, Billie Holiday included it on her Music for Torching LP.
  • In 1956, Judy Garland included it on her Judy LP, as well her 1961 live album, Judy at Carnegie Hall.
  • In 1956 Fran Warren included it on her album Mood Indigo.
  • In 1958 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers recorded it for their album released in 1959, Moanin.
  • In 1959, Connie Francis included it on her The Exciting Connie Francis LP.
  • In 1959, Ray Charles included it on his The Genius of Ray Charles LP.
  • In 1961, Ella Fitzgerald included it on her Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook LP.
  • In 1962, Frank Sinatra included it on his Sinatra and Strings LP.
  • In 1977, Return To Forever included it on their live 4LP Live
  • In 1979, Barbra Streisand included it on her Wet LP.
  • In 1991, Bette Midler sings the song in her film For the Boys and it is also featured in the movie's soundtrack.
  • In 1995, Don Henley for the Leaving Las Vegas soundtrack, and The Unplugged Collection, Volume One
  • In 2000, B.B. King and Eric Clapton recorded it for their collaborative album Riding with the King.
  • In 2001, Etta James included it on her Blue Gardenia album.
  • In 2007, Rufus Wainwright included on his tribute CD, Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall.
  • In 2009, Willie Nelson included it on his American Classic CD.
  • In 2014, Michelle Dowdy included it on her A Brass Act album in a mash-up with Shaking the Blues Away.
  • In 2018, Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa included as a Bonus Track on their Black Coffee CD.