Noir Music | “Stormy Weather” by Etta James

Noir Music Etta James

Etta James (via musicalcereal.blogspot.com)

This soulful rendition of “Stormy Weather” is a juicy slice of noir music. Softly lilting on the mellifluous vocals of Etta James, this easily breaks into my top ten faves– prepare yourself for chicken-skin when she hits “All I do is pray, the Lord will let me…”

Don’t know why
There’s no sun up in the sky
Stormy weather
Since my man and I ain’t together
Keeps raining all of the time

Oh yeah, life is bad
Gloom and misery everywhere
Stormy weather, stormy weather
And I just can get my poor self together
Oh, I’m weary all of the time
The time, so weary all of the time

When he went away
The blues walked in and met me
Oh yeah, if he stays away
Old rockin’ chair is gonna get me
All I do is pray, the Lord will let me
Walk in the sun once more

Oh, I can’t go on, can’t go on, can’t go on
Everything I have is gone
Stormy weather, stormy weather
Since my man and I
Me and my daddy ain’t together
Keeps raining all of the time

Oh oh, keeps raining all of the time
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, raining all of the time
Stormy, stormy, stormy weather, yeah

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