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Post by dii » September 29th, 2013, 8:43 am

The Rainy Day by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. (1807 - 1882).

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The Rainy Day by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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The day is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the moldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.

My life is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
My thoughts still cling to the moldering Past,
But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,
And the days are dark and dreary.

Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.


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Post by Ernst Pattynama » September 29th, 2013, 9:26 am

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Post by Vandermast » September 29th, 2013, 9:41 am

Cheer up, Longfellow, it might never 'appen! - Oh, it did. :P

URL: http://librivox.org/uploads/dii/rainyday_longfellow_jcm_128kb.mp3
Duration: 1:09.

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Post by J_N » September 29th, 2013, 10:44 am

After 2 weeks of recording abstinence:

http://librivox.org/uploads/dii/rainyday_longfellow_jn_128kb.mp3 1:03

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Post by dii » September 29th, 2013, 12:42 pm

Wow, so many early birds! Thank you, Ernst, Jason and Julia, a great start :wink:
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Post by LenXZ1 » September 29th, 2013, 3:38 pm

Ah, love this old familiar poem--pure lovable Longfellow all the way:

http://librivox.org/uploads/dii/rainyday_longfellow_llw_128kb.mp3
Duration: 1:17

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Post by dii » September 30th, 2013, 12:35 am

Thank you, Len, glad you liked it! :D

Moving to Short Works.
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Post by Ernst Pattynama » September 30th, 2013, 3:17 am

That song "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall (but too much is falling in mine)" so swingingly sung by Ella Fitzgerald and the Ink Spots (?) must have taken its title from this poem . . .
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Post by RuthieG » September 30th, 2013, 4:03 am

That song "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall (but too much is falling in mine)" so swingingly sung by Ella Fitzgerald and the Ink Spots (?) must have taken its title from this poem . . .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye_JSIVl4z8 The backing (sans piano) reminds me of my beloved Quintet of the Hot Club of France.

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Post by stevelawrence » September 30th, 2013, 2:04 pm

Hello again, Please accept my recording for this project. I promise I am not stalking you Diana :wink:
Just cutting my teeth on some short works to gain some experience, :)

http://librivox.org/uploads/dii/rainyday_longfellow_sl_128kb.mp3

Recording length 1 minute.

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Post by Vandermast » September 30th, 2013, 2:22 pm

I've been cutting my teeth on the short works for over 4 years now! :mrgreen:

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Post by stevelawrence » September 30th, 2013, 2:29 pm

LOL oh that's great, in four years time we could have a poem readers gathering. I have not much idea of what I'm doing, just trying to find a good mix for my voice.

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Post by dii » September 30th, 2013, 3:02 pm

stevelawrence wrote:I promise I am not stalking you Diana :wink:
Hehe, that's fine, I love to have faithful stalk... readers! :D

Great reading, only one minor thing, you added my before sad in "Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;". Let me know if you want to correct this :)
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Post by Claire » September 30th, 2013, 3:29 pm


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Post by stevelawrence » September 30th, 2013, 4:48 pm

Great reading, only one minor thing, you added my before sad in "Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;". Let me know if you want to correct this :)
Oh boy I replayed that over several times against the text and I still missed it sheesh. The problem being ' still,my and sad' I ran the words together especially my sad and I don't know the software well enough to correct it. Will it be ok to leave it as it is? I must be more careful and pay attention to what I'm doing :wink: and here was I thinking I was so darn perfect :lol:

Thankx Diana

Steve

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