Till the Clouds Roll By song lyrics by Jerome Kern
Performed by June Allyson, Ray MacDonald and Chorus in the movie, Till the Clouds Roll By
I’m so sad to think that I had to
Drive you from your home so coolly
I’d be gaining nothing by remaining
What would Missus Grundy say?
Her conventions, kindly recollect them!
We must please respect them duly
My intrusion needs explaining;
I felt my courage waning
Please, I beg don’t mention it!
I should not mind a bit
But it has started raining
Oh, the rain comes a pitter, patter
And I’d like to be safe in bed
Skies are weeping, while the world is sleeping
Trouble heaping on our head
It is vain to remain and chatter
And to wait for a clearer sky
Helter skelter, I must fly for shelter
Till the clouds roll by
What bad luck, It’s coming down in buckets;
Have you an umbrella handy?
I’ve a warm coat, waterproof, a storm coat
I shall be alright, I know
Later on, too, I will ward the grippe off
With a little nip of brandy
Or a glass of toddy draining
You’d find that more sustaining
Don’t be worried, I entreat
I’ve rubbers for my feet
So I don’t mind it raining