Singing in the Rain – Song Lyric Sunday – Musical/Opera

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Singing in the Rain – Song Lyric Sunday – Musical/Opera

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Today’s SLS has us finding songs that are from a musical or an opera.

To join in, and also see other entries, just click the above link. Thanks, Jim!

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I’ve always enjoyed watching the movie musical, “Singing in the Rain”. The details of this is below, but I have a strange connection to the star of the show, Gene Kelly.

Back when we lived in Japan, my husband was in the Army, and worked with a fellow soldier he met who was the nephew of Gene Kelly. Our families visited, and at one time they asked could I baby sit their children (a girl and a boy of elementary school age). Of course I did, as my two girls were friends with their kids anyway.

I babysit them every school day (before and after classes), and was paid well. They also bought me a bicycle so I could ride around with all the kids.

As it happens, we all lost contact with each other as the men were transferred to other military locations in the world.

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From the Wiki article:

Singin’ in the Rain is a 1952 American musical romantic comedy film directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds, and featuring Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell and Cyd Charisse. It offers a lighthearted depiction of Hollywood in the late 1920s, with the three stars portraying performers caught up in the transition from silent films to “talkies“.

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“Singing in the Rain”, was released in 1952, at the Radio City Music Hall.  The story was written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

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I’m singin’ in the rain
Just singin’ in the rain
What a glorious feeling
I’m happy again.
I’m laughing at clouds.
So dark up above,
The sun’s in my heart
And I’m ready for love.
Let the stormy clouds chase.
Everyone from the place
Come on with the rain
I’ve a smile on my face
I walk down the lane
With a happy refrain
Just singing,
Singing in the rain
Dancing in the rain
La ri la la ri la,
I’m happy again
I’m singin’ and dancing in the rain
I’m dancing and singin’ in the rain
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Freed Arthur / Brown Nacio Herb
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27 responses »

  1. What a glorious feeling I got listening to this wonderful song. That was some interesting baby sitting job that you had Barbara. This song took many takes to get it right as Gene Kelly was sick with a high fever when they were filming this.

    • Thanks, Jim! So glad you enjoyed this song today. I like it a lot, too. Yes, the babysitting job was fun, and to know the family a little. I hadn’t heard of Gene Kelly being sick while filming. Must have been a trial to get all the shots done as well as they did. 🙂

      • Wow that was some super tapping on the video! I love hearing the clicking sound. I know I couldn’t get my feet to move that fast. Reminds me of when I was in school, I got some add on taps to put on my penny loafers, so I could click down the halls. haha! 🙂

  2. I just mentioned this song to a friend a bit ago. I love it with the dance. I see you played catch up in my site today. Thank you. Your attention is encouraging. I’m a bit like you. I get behind but some are just to good to pass by for long. You are one of them. I love your creativeness.

    • Thanks, Oneta! I kind of like musicals, at least watching them on TV. I think it would be fun if people in the here and now would burst out singing at random times like in the musicals. Of course they would tell me to stop, since I can’t sing a tune at all. haha!
      I like reading your posts, too. I mostly just see them on Mondays, so that’s when I get to catch up! 🙂

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