Stormy Weather Leo Reisman with Harold Arlen (author) (#1 in 1933), Ethel Waters (#1 in 1933),
Guy Lombardo (#2 in 1933), Duke Ellington (#4 in 1933), Ted Lewis (#6 in 1933), Lena Horne

Don't know why, There's no sun up in the sky
Stormy weather, Since my gal and I ain't together
Keeps raining all the time
Life is bare, Gloom and misery everywhere
Stormy weather, Just can't get my poor old self together
I'm weary all the time.
When she went away
The blues walked in and then they met me
If she stays away
That old rocking chair's bound to get me
All I do is pray
The lord above will let me
Just walk in that sun again
Can't go on, Everything I had is gone
Stormy Weather, Since my gal and I ain't together
Keeps raining all the time, Keeps raining all of the time

Ethel Waters knew she had a great song to sing the minute she heard this tune. "When I got out there in the middle of the Cotton Club floor... I was singing the story of my misery and confusion... the story of the wrongs and outrages done to me by people I had loved and trusted... I sang "Stormy Weather" from the depths of my private hell in which I was being crushed and suffocated. (The song was written for her, although other singers were to become associated with it, including Lena Horne).