♫ Kentucky Rain ♫

I am not a big Elvis fan … au contraire.  But there are some of his songs that I do love, and Kentucky Rain is one of them.

Featuring pianist Ronnie Milsap and written by Eddie Rabbitt and Dick Heard, the single peaked at #16 on the pop charts when it was released in 1970.

Kentucky Rain
Elvis Presley

Seven lonely days
And a dozen towns ago
I reached out one night and you were gone
Don’t know why you’d run
What you’re running to or from
All I know is I want to bring you home

So I’m walking in the rain
Thumbing for a ride
On this lonely Kentucky back road
I’ve loved you much too long
My love’s too strong
To let you go, never knowing
What went wrong
Kentucky rain keeps pouring down
And up ahead’s another town that I’ll go walking through

With the rain in my shoes (rain in my shoes)
Searchin’ for you
In the cold Kentucky rain
In the cold Kentucky rain
Showed your photograph
To some old gray-bearded men
Sitting on a bench outside a gen’ral store
They said “yes, she’s been here”
But their memory wasn’t clear
Was it yesterday?
No, wait, the day before?

Finally got a ride
With a preacher man who asked
“Where you bound on such a cold dark afternoon?”
As we drove on through the rain
As he listened, I explained
And he left me with a prayer
That I’d find you

Kentucky rain keeps pouring down
And up ahead’s another town that I’ll go walking through
With the rain in my shoes (rain in my shoes)
Searchin’ for you
In the cold Kentucky rain
In the cold Kentucky rain
In the cold Kentucky rain
In the cold Kentucky rain
Songwriters: Dick Heard / Eddie Rabbitt
Kentucky Rain lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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