"Kentucky Rain" as written by and D. Heard E. Rabbitt....
Seven lonely days
And a dozen towns ago
I reached out one night and you were gone
Don't know why you'd run
What you're running to or from
All I know is I want to bring you home

So I'm walking in the rain
Thumbing for a ride
On this lonely Kentucky back road
I've loved you much too long
My love's too strong
To let you go, never knowing
What went wrong
Kentucky rain keeps pouring down
And up ahead's another town that I'll go walking through

With the rain in my shoes (rain in my shoes)
Searchin' for you
In the cold Kentucky rain
In the cold Kentucky rain
Showed your photograph
To some old gray-bearded men
Sitting on a bench outside a gen'ral store
They said "yes, she's been here"
But their memory wasn't clear
Was it yesterday?
No, wait, the day before?

Finally got a ride
With a preacher man who asked
"Where you bound on such a cold dark afternoon?"
As we drove on through the rain
As he listened, I explained
And he left me with a prayer
That I'd find you

Kentucky rain keeps pouring down
And up ahead's another town that I'll go walking through
With the rain in my shoes (rain in my shoes)
Searchin' for you
In the cold Kentucky rain
In the cold Kentucky rain
In the cold Kentucky rain
In the cold Kentucky rain


Lyrics submitted by Jeffyhash

"Kentucky Rain" as written by Eddie Rabbitt Dick Heard

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, IMAGEM MUSIC INC

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    General CommentWhat a terrific song, written by Eddie Rabbit. This song was one of Elvis' last hits (along with In the Ghetto, Suspicious Minds and Burning Love) - it is not an easy song at all to sing, and Elvis just does a phenomenal job with it.
    jimraw1on May 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite Presley song, it is so good. Meaning is pretty much self explanatory
    adam1986on July 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwith the rain in my shoes.... searching for you, in that old kentucky rain!!
    i really like this song... its unique, its elvis.
    paradise iceon December 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat I lie about this ong is the imagery it provokes, I always see a story board in my head when listening ot this song. I can see the grey bearded men sitting on the stoop.

    But this guy obviouly lovesd this woman to go trudging through the cold Kentucky rain. Is it his wife? Girlfirend? Or maybe a runaway?
    ephilbrookon January 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song doesn't get the respect it deserves. uh huh
    BubbaHotep18on February 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentephilbrook, i can see what your seeing! haha. This so was made vor elvis' voice..
    paradise iceon March 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is THE utmost best song in the world...I LOVE IT....its so powerful and i agree ephilbrook too....the imagery is amazing...i see the song everytime i hear it...(if that makes sence lol!)
    katboxon December 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentElvis never wrote music, and his real strength is his
    uncanny ability to interpret other composers' songs -
    he could make anything sound good; sort of like a
    chef who can make bean soup exciting -
    this is my favorite tune of his although I'm not as
    big a fan of his as are my aunts/uncles -

    also, I tend to like good bean soup
    rockboy52on March 01, 2013   Link

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