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JUDY GARLAND: 'COME RAIN OR COME SHINE'. WAS SHE LIKE THIS AT CARNEGIE HALL?

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Uploaded on Sep 29, 2009

WOW! This makes me feel like I have a front row seat at Carnegie Hall! I can't imagine that this performance of 'Come Rain Or Come Shine' is any less magnetic, ... reverberating with Judy elements, like a storm rolling across our souls, ... than the nights she sang it at Carnegie Hall. She shook the earth, rocked it on it's axis & blasted the skies with her thunder. The sound waves are still traveling through the universe! It's the same arrangement ... Mort Lindsey directing the orchestra ... & Judy exploding like a Super Nova. It is a moment to see, to imagine, to experience.
Judy has never been 'just a voice' ... & this performance really emphasizes that fact. Watch her body ... every part of her is reaching for & holding onto the energy ... not just for a single note ... but throughout the song. No wonder she felt such exhaustion afterwards, crashing back down to earth. Her STAR burned brightly, then & now.
She starts the song softly & builds to a crescendo, hands flexed, arms outstretched, sometimes grabbing herself as if to hold back when she needs to ...& then letting herself explode. All of her is so fully expressed here, the gestures we know as Judy ... in a single song ... including finger snapping, the 'hair thing'- I don't know what else to call it - & her hand gesture ... thumb & index finger together. There's even a little hop - like she wants to jump out of herself! Look at the intensity of her face at 3:04. Also, if you can ... tell me what she says at the end of the song. I can't make it out.
This is quintessential Judy ... in all her wondrous beauty.

Performed on Episode 3 of "The Judy Garland Show," taped July 16, 1963 & Episode 21, taped January 31, 1964
"Come Rain or Come Shine" is a popular song written by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Johnny Mercer.
The song was written for the musical St. Louis Woman, and was published in 1946.

I'm gonna love you like nobodys loved you come rain or come shine
High as a mountain and deep as a river come rain or come shine
I guess when you met me it was just one of those things
But dont ever bet me cause Im gonna be true if you let me
You're gonna love me like nobodys loved me come rain or come shine
Happy together unhappy together and wont it be fine?
Days may be cloudy or sunny
We're in or were out of the money
But Im with you always, Im with you rain or shine
Im gonna love you like nobodys loved you come rain or come shine
High as a mountain deep as a river come rain or come shine
I guess when you met me it was just one of those things
But dont ever bet me cause Im gonna be true if you let me
You're gonna love me like nobodys loved me come rain or come shine
Happy together unhappy together and wont it be fine?
Days may be cloudy or sunny
We're in or were out of the money.
But Ill love you always, Im with you rain or shine
Rain or shine.

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