Come Rain or Come Shine

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composition date
1946
genre
Show
songwriter(s)
Harold Arlen
Johnny Mercer
related performer(s)
Frank Sinatra

Why didn't I think of that?

Arlen was noodling around on the piano looking for a tune when a phrase caught Johnny Mercer’s ear. Mercer exclaimed, “I’m gonna love you like nobody loved you…” Arlen jokingly replied, “Come hell or high water.” The proverbial light bulb went off over Mercer’s head and he answered, “Of course, why didn’t I think of that? ‘Come rain or come shine.’” The song was finished before the night was over.

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