Vintage Sheet Music: April Showers, Words by B.G. DE SYLVA Music by LOUIS SILVERS
April Showers, Sheet Music for Piano from the 1921 Musical "Bombo" performed by Al Jolson, Composed by Louis Silvers, Lyrics by B. G. DeSylva.
Title: April Showers, 1921
Composer: Louis SILVERS
Lyrics by: B. G. DeSYLVA
Performed by: Al Jolson
Published: Sunshine Music Company, Inc. | HARMS, New York
Sheet Music Item #: 6390_3
Genre: Popular Music for Piano
Hits in Messrs. Lee & J. J. Shubert's Production of the Musical Extravaganza "BOMBO"
- Don't Send Your Wife to the Country
- It's You
- April Showers
- Down South
- Give Me My Mammy
Front Cover, April Showers, Vocals by Al Jolson
April Showers Sheet Music Page 3
Life is not a high - way when strewn skies with flow - ers,
I have learned to smile are gloom - y,
Still it holds a good - ly share of bliss,
Smile al - though my heart's a - bout to break,
When the sun gives way to A - pril show - ers,
When I know that troub -le's corn - ing to me,
April Showers Sheet Music Page 4
Heres the point that you should nev - er miss
Here's the hap - py at - ti - tude I take
Refrain Slow with expression
Though A - pril
show - ers may come your way, They ring the flow - ers
that bloom in May So if it rain - ing, ___ have no re - grets
— Be-cause it is - nt rain - ing rain you know-, It's rain - ing vi - o -
April Showers Sheet Music Page 5
- lets,) And where you
see clouds_ up - on the hills) You soon will
see crowds _ of daf - fo - dils, ___ So keep on look-ing for a
blue bird And list - ning for his song,' When - ev - er A - pril
show-ers come a - long.— Though A - pril -long.
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Four AL JOLSON Hits FROM THE MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA "BOMBO"
- April Showers, Words by B. G. DE SYLVA. Music by LOUIS SILVERS
- Down South, Words by B. G. DE SYLVA. Music by WALTER DONALDSON
- In Old Grenada, Words by HAROLD ATTERIDGE, Music by SIGMUND ROMBERG
- Give Me My Mammy, Words by B. G. DE SYLVA, Music by WALTER
Copyright MCMXXI by sunshine Music Co., Inc.'
All Rights Reserved International Copyright Secured
Bombo is a Broadway musical with a book and lyrics by Harold R. Atteridge and music by Sigmund Romberg.
Produced by Lee Shubert and J. J. Shubert, the Broadway production, staged by J. C. Huffman, opened on October 6, 1921 at the Jolson Theatre, where it ran for 219 performances. The cast included Al Jolson and Janet Adair.
The musical has a thin story designed to showcase Al Jolson, who was at the height of his popularity. Songs were added by several composers during the run of the show so that, by the end of the run, there were more songs by composers other than Romberg than by him. The success of the musical on Broadway led to a national tour.
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