It’s raining…raining and raining, according to the weather report, here in Nova Scotia we are in for some heavy rain tonight and tomorrow, accompanied by some high winds as well. Always a worry when you have a boat in the lake tied to a wharf somewhere. The rain doesn’t worry me much because there is nowhere on a our Starcraft Pontoon Boat that it can fill up with water and sink. However, the high winds are always a concern, especially with a canvas canopy that is sitting up there nice and high, just waiting for the wind to tear it off.
However…what can ya do. No sense in getting into a panic, just gotta sit back, relax and enjoy the rain. And perhaps a nice rain song…like this one from the legendary Ronnie Milsap, This is Smokey Mountain Rain.
That song, written by Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan was a big hit for Ronnie Milsap in 1980 also became Tennessee’s eighth state song as a result of action by the Tennessee General Assembly on June 3, 2010. Number 8…means there are 7 more “state songs in Tennessee. Cool.
Before hitting the big time in his own right, Ronnie Milsap, a trained pianist, worked as a session musician in Nashville with several of the hottest acts of the day. During those days, he added his musical talents as a session musician for Elvis Presley, with Elvis’ 1970 hit, written by Eddie Rabbitt, another song about endless rain, Kentucky Rain.
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