RIDIN' AROUND IN THE RAIN Carmen Lombardo (m) Gene Austin (l) Bing Crosby w Jimmie Grier & his Orch rec Mar 13th 1934 Los Angeles also- Guy Lombardo & his Royal Canadians '34 Guy Mitchell I recall the night, The stars were out of sight, We were ridin' around in the rain. I asked her for a kiss, She said she didn't kiss, We kept ridin' around in the rain. Then I held her hand But she didn't understand, And it all seemed so in vain. Then she answered yes And I found happiness, A-ridin' around in the rain. So don't wait for June nights And don't wait for moonlights, Don't linger down in Lovers' Lane; Wait and pick a dark night, A dark and stormy night, Take her ridin' around in the rain. A penthouse, apartments, were all the same to me, My sweetie was very discontented. No chance for romance as far as I could see, But now my sweetie has repented! I recall the night, The stars were out of sight, Ridin' around in the rain; And I asked her for a kiss, She said she didn't kiss, Kept ridin' around in the rain. Then I held her hand But she didn't understand, And it all seemed so in vain. Then she answered yes Found happiness, A-ridin' around in the rain. So don't wait for June nights, Don't look for moonlights, Don't linger down in Lovers' Lane; Wait and pick a night, Some dark and stormy night, Take her ridin' around in the rain, Oh how they weaken in the rain! (Contributed by Peter Akers - August 2008)