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The sun is shining here in California, but a great political storm awaits the release of the full Mueller Report. So, Stormy Weather is an apt title. In any case, Maybank and myself have been playing it recently. I’ve put two recordings on this post. (No pity) It’s just a great song. It’s considered a blues somehow – probably because it’s just so sad – but the chords are like a pop song progression. Ella Fitzgerald’s recording is the standard. She was such a great singer. Lena Horne, and I think Billie Holliday did it, amongst many others. Ethel Waters had the original recording back in the 1930’s. Anywaze, Maybank  has really been getting a handle on it, and I got to play some of my chromatic harmonica.

Don’t know why
There’s no sun up in the sky
Stormy weather
Since my man and I ain’t together
Keeps rainin’ all the time
Life is bare
Gloom and misery everywhere
Stormy weather
Just can’t get my poor self together
I’m weary all the time, the time
So weary all the time
When he went away, the blues walked in and met me
If he stays away, old rocking chair will get me
All I do is pray the Lord above will let me
Walk in the sun once more
Can’t go on
All I have in life is gone
Stormy weather
Since my man and I ain’t together
Keeps rainin’ all the time
Keeps rainin’ all the time
I walk around, heavy-hearted and sad
Night comes around, I’m still feelin’ bad
Rain pourin’ down, blindin’ every hope I had
This pitterin’, patterin’, beatin’ and spatterin’ drives me mad
Love, love, love, love
This misery is just too much for me
Can’t go on
Everything I had is gone
Stormy weather
Since my man and I ain’t together
Keeps rainin’ all the time
Keeps rainin’ all the time
Here it is again, recorded last night
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