Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1918

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I Just Stepped In To Get Out Of The Rain

Words by Al Harriman and Lew Brown

Music by Jack Egan

New York: Broadway Music Corporation (1918)

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Lyrics:

[Verse 1]

The night was dark and stormy and young Willie Snow had no place to go at all,
So he made up his mind that it was just the kind of a night to make a call
He rang the bell at Mary Brown’s and when he got inside
She said, “What brings you here tonight,” and Willie Snow replied,

[Chorus 1]

I just stepped in to get out of the rain,
I lost my umbrella, so be a good feller, and we can spend the evening here together,
You and I should worry ‘bout the weather,
You’re all alone and my time is all my own,
Ev’rything is all right,
I’ll sing a song and play a tune for you
And who can tell you may have talent too,
I just stepped in to get out of the rain and I don’t care if it rains all night.

[Chorus 2]

I just stepped in to get out of the rain,
I lost my umbrella so be a good feller, and if we find the rain gets any stronger,
You’ll have to let me stay a little longer,
You’re all alone and my time is all my own,
Ev’rything is all right,
Now we can sit beside the fire here.
And I can help you with your knitting dear,
I just stepped in to get out of the rain and I don’t care if it rains all night.

[Verse 2]

Now Willie always prayed for rain, and when it came
He’d dress up and start to roam,
He knew that he could call on any girl at all and be sure to find her home
She’d say, “Now Willie Snow, you know, you’re not my steady beau”
He’d say, “That’s true but I know you and you know me and so,”

[Chorus 1 & 2]

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