Singing in the Rain – Song Lyric Sunday – Musical/Opera
Today’s SLS has us finding songs that are from a musical or an opera.
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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.
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“.
“Singing in the Rain”, was released in 1952, at the Radio City Music Hall. The story was written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.
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.
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
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