Walking in the Rain

"Walking in the Rain" is the second song of John Duke's 1974 song cycle Good Morning: A Cycle of Six Songs For High Voice, which sets the poetry of Mark Van Doren.

The song cycle is published as part of the collection Songs by John Duke, Vol. 3 (Southern Music Company).
The poetry of Good Morning: A Cycle of Six Songs For High Voice is from Van Doren's 1973 volume Good Morning: Last Poems.

Date: 1974Composer: John Woods DukeText: Mark Van DorenSong Collection: Good Morning: Six Songs for High Voice

Print vitals & song text

Text

Walking in the Rain
by Mark Van Doren

Walking in the rain
By myself all alone,
Without anybody here
To notice where I go,
Without any worry
Over when to start home,

Walking in the rain
With the cool coming at me
Like an old friend, softly,
Like–maybe–a lover
Whispering to me, “Hush,
Be still, breathe deep,”

Walking in the rain
By myself all alone
Is having all the warm world
Secretly inside me
ALl the cool while,
All, all the wet way.

Sheet Music

Songs by John Duke, Vol. 3

Composer(s): John Duke

Buy via Sheet Music Plus

Support us and help us grow

Dear friends, Thank you for helping us build a comprehensive online archive of American song. Your gift is greatly appreciated.