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Updated March 30, 2018

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(from "Age Only Matters If You're Cheese)

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About "Rain"

In 2010 I was commissioned to write the music for "Age Only Matters If You're Cheese," a musical comedy by West Seattle playwright Yvonne Belshaw. It's the story of two people who had been romantically involved back in their college days, had gone their separate ways in life, and find themselves attending their 50th college reunion and falling in love all over again. Besides composing the music for "Cheese" (as we all fondly called it), I wrote a couple of additional songs and lyrics to round out the story. Finally, I found myself directing the production. With a very talented local cast, we put on an energetic and spirited performance with sold-out audiences for every show.  "Cheese" was such a great experience for me and I grew in so many ways as a writer, director and musician.

Earlier this year, I reworked my simpler stage version of "Rain" into a fuller SATB version for my South Seattle College Community Choir. Additional performance flair can be accomplished with a flourish of umbrellas at the start of the song (see video).

For SATB and piano
Lyrics by Yvonne Belshaw
Music by Bronwyn Edwards

Level of difficulty: Easy-Medium

Performed by:

Originally performed in the musical "Age Only Matters If You're Cheese" by the cast at Fauntleroy Church, UCC in 2010.

Performed by the South Seattle College Community Choir in March 2018


by Yvonne Belshaw

In Seattle please remember

The rainy season last from October to September

When you're planning outdoor fun

Rest assured there'll be no sun,

the weatherman cannot explain

the fecklessness of summer rain.

We know it's useless to complain

Just smile and sing this old refrain

Enjoy the rain, enjoy the rain

Rain rain, rain rain, rain rain, rain rain

Seattleites don't tan, they rust

Mud we have but never dust

Rain, rain, rain, rain.

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