Lena Horne

MANDOLIN RAINBruce Hornsby & the RangeThe song came and wentLike the times that we spentHiding out from the rain under the carnival tentI laughed and she'd smileIt would last for awhileYou don't know what you got till you lose it all againCHORUS:Listen to the mandolin rainListen to the music on the lakeListen to my heart break every time she runs awayListen to the banjo windA sad song drifting lowListen to the tears rollDown my face as she turns to goA cool evening danceListening to the bluegrass band takes the chill>From the air till they play the last songI'll do my timeKeeping you off my mind but there's momentsThat I find, I'm not feeling too strongCHORUSRunning down by the lakeshoreShe did love the sound of a summer stormIt played on the lake like a mandolinNow it's washing her away once againCHORUSThe boat's steaming inI watch the sidewheel spin and IThink about her when I hear that whistle blowI can't change my mindI knew all the time that she'd goBut that's a choice I made long agoCHORUS


Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York. She had recorded and performed extensively, both independently, and with other jazz notables, including Artie Shaw, Teddy Wilson, Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, Charlie Barnet, Benny Carter, and Billy Eckstine.

In her biography she stated that on the day she was born, her father was in the midst of a card game trying to get money to pay the hospital costs. ... Read More