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