Into Each Life Some Rain Must FallWords & Music by Alan Roberts & Doris Fisher
Recorded by The Ink Spots & Ella Fitzgerald, 1944
D DM7 D6 Gdim D9 Em7 D9 In - to each life some rain must fall G D F#m B7 Edim B7 Em7 A7 But too much is fall - ing in mine Em B+ Em7/6 Cdim Em B+ Em6 In - to each heart some tears must fall Em7 A7 Em7 A7 Edim D Cdim A7 But some day the sun will shine F#7 Gdim F#7 C#m7-5 B7 Cdim B7 Some folks can lose the blues in their hearts Bm7-5 E7 Cdim E7/9 E7 A7 G/B Fdim A7 But when I think of you an - oth - er show - er starts D DM7 D6 Gdim D F#m B7 In - to each life some rain must fall Cdim G G/F# Em7/6 Fdim A7 D But too much is fall - ing in mine.
This is one of a number of recordings on which The Ink Spots and Ella Fitzgerald combined the considerable individual talents -- and I've posted an example or two before. However, as I've discovered in the past when listening to their joint efforts, I invariably prefer The Ink Spots' take on the song to that of Fitzgerald. They were re-creating an arrangement style so profitably mined by Glenn Miller and other big-band performers of the era, whereby one vocalist would present the song as a ballad and would then be succeeded by a second vocalist in an uptempo swing version. But unlike so many of the Miller arrangements using this style, to my ear Fitzgerald's more energetic reading is usually the weaker of the two.