Today’s theme on the OTB Zone was rain.

The rainy season has begun. I started the show with Fats Waller asking the musical question Where’ s The Sun?


Where is the sun, oh clouds above me?

Where are the birds that used to sing?

Everything’s wrong, oh where is their song of love?

Where is the one who said she loved me?

Gone, like the flowers I used to bring!

Can it be true there’s somebody new to love?

Listen, my heart,

Don’t feel so bad,

Think of the kisses we knew!

You know, my heart,

The moments we had,

Maybe she misses them too!

Where is the sun, oh clouds above me?

Don’t take the dreams to which I cling!

Where is the sun, oh where is the one I love?

Fats Waller is one of my favorite pianists. He is very underrated, but if you listen to his piano solos, you will hear a master musician.

I also played Johnny Ray singing  Just Walking in the Rain. A great song for practicing your word chunks. Listen to the phrases, practice the rhythm.

Just walking in the rain

Getting soaking wet

Torturing my heart

By trying to forget

Just walking in the rain

So alone and blue

All because my heart

Still remembers you

People come to windows

They always stare at me

Shaking their heads in sorrow

Saying, who can that fool be

Just walking in the rain

Thinking how we met

Knowing things could change

Somehow I can’t forget

Today’s vocabulary tidbit – soaking wet.  It means very, very wet, like if you get caught in the rain without your umbrella and have to walk all the way home from the train station.

soaking wet – also dripping wet, and drenched – they all mean very, very wet. Useful words for this time of year.