Words by:  B.G. DeSylva (1895-1921)

Music by: Louis Silvers (1889-1954)

"April Showers" is a popular song.

The music was written by Louis Silvers, the lyrics by B. G. De Sylva. The song was published in 1921.

The song was introduced in the 1921 Broadway musical Bombo, where it was performed by Al Jolson. It has become a well-known Jolson trademark, recorded by him many times, but it has also been recorded by many other artists. "April Showers" is one of many popular songs whose lyrics use a "Bluebird of happiness" as a symbol of cheer. ("So keep on looking for a bluebird, and waiting for his song.") Jolson first recorded the song in October 1921 on Columbia records.

Also covered by Bing Crosby and Guy Lombardo.


 Al Jolson (1886-1950)

Sheet music cover

LYRICS:  April Showers

1. Life is not a highway strewn with flowers

Still it holds a goodly share of bliss

When the sun gives way to April showers

Here is the point you should never miss


Though April showers may come your way

They bring the flowers that bloom in May

So if it's raining, have no regrets

Because it isn't raining rain, you know

(It's raining violets)

And where you see clouds upon the hills

You soon will see crowds of daffodils

So keep on looking for a blue bird

And list'ning for his song

Whenever April showers come along

2. I have learned to smile when skies are gloomy

Smile although my heart's about to break

When I know that trouble's coming to me

Here's the happy attitude I take