Rivers, Johnny - Rainy Night In Georgia Lyrics

Hoverin' by my suitcase
Tryin' to find a warm place to spend the night
Heavy rain fallin'
Seems I hear your voice callin': It's all right

A rainy night in Georgia, a rainy night in Georgia
It seems like it's rainin' all over the world
I feel like it's rainin' all over the world

Neon signs a-flashin'
Taxi cabs and buses passin' through the night
A distant moanin' of a train
Seems to play a sad refrain to the night

A rainy night in Georgia, such a rainy night in Georgia
Lord, I believe it's rainin' all over the world
I feel like it's rainin' all over the world

How many times I wondered
It still comes out the same
No matter how you look at it or think of it
It's life and you just got to play the game

I find me a place in a box car
So I take my guitar to pass some time
Late at night, when it's hard to rest
I hold your picture to my chest and I feel fine

But it's a rainy night in Georgia, baby, it's a rainy night in Georgia
I feel it's rainin' all over the world, kinda lonely now
And it's rainin' all over the world

Oh, have you ever been lonely, people?
And you feel that it was rainin' all over this man's world
You're talking 'bout rainin', rainin', rainin', rainin', rainin', rainin', rainin'
Rainin', rainin' rainin', rainin', rainin'

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  1. Wolfsky9

    This IS a worthy version, but for me, no one will ever beat Brook Benton's glorious version. ------------It's simply a matter of preference, & I love Johnny's voice, but for this-------------Brook's version, & arrangement is my preference. -------------------------WolfSky9, 73 y/o

  2. Keith Brandenburg

    I grew up listening 2 Johnny rivers.i really enjoy alot of his music.i even sing them on karaoke.i still like his music today.he still rocks on the stage today.your a good Singer still today johnny.please keep up the good work.if u come out with some new material please let me know.i really love hearing your music.i remember as a kid growing up 2 the music.i remember having it on an 8 track tape.

  3. jonathan stewart

    bonnie, I predict he will get into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame, after passing away, then they will be saying all those nice things about him, what a wonderful musician, and person he was. He doesn't need it. He's doing what he was born to do.

  4. grooverunner

    Listen to the duet by Sam Moore & Conway Twitty, a glorious version of this classic.

  5. Vandotavares Tavares

    Que interpretação ,voz única e inconfundível , Johnny Rivers meu ídolo

  6. daniel garcia

    como un monstruo del rock como Johnny no esta en el salon de la fama del rock!!!...deberia darles vergüenza, una verdadera leyenda viva del rock


    Tienes razon es uno de mi favoritos cantadores!

  7. Nelson Carlos

    Esta musica é muito boa.ficou bem com todos os cantores que gravaram.parabens.

  8. David Simpson

    No matter how you look at it, you got to do your own thing. Love Johnny Rivers!

  9. andreas glumm

    How many times I've wondered
    don't you know
    it still comes out the same
    No matter how you look at it, think of it
    You just got to do your own thing,
    you got to do your own thing
    dip dip dohoo haa you haa....

  10. Marlene Sullivan

    Beautiful Voice Beautiful Song..💕

  11. Casimiro mendes

    Uma Lenda Viva. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Amo muito isso. !!!!!!

  12. Sergio aparecido Amaral

    , Que coisa mais linda de se ouvir. é de arrepiar. fantástico Johnny Rivers. um dos melhores cantores de todos os tempos 👏👏👏👏

  13. Robyn Culbert

    Some songs should be left alone to stand on their own.no one will ever top the original !

    Sands of time

    Nobody and I mean nobody can come close Brook Benton's. The song is a moving and beautiful song . In the hands of the right musician it has a life of it's own. JR knocks it out of the park

    Stephen Andrews

    Robyn Culbert. Do you actually mean the original by Tony Joe White??? I think this is a song that has had a lot of good versions over the years, but only one truly great one..... By the fantastic Mr Brook Benton

  14. Guaraci Casal

    Johnny Rivers - O CARA É FERA!!!

  15. Debora Sanders

    yes I love Johnny Rivers

  16. Doug Benjestorf

    great version!

  17. nato1968fm

    1994. okay!

  18. Shirley Dunbar

    Love rainy night in Georgia by Johnny Rivers

  19. Doug Benjestorf

    is there a song this guy Cant sing.. I Love his version very nice

  20. Demetrio Paiva

    Que delícia de música!

    SILVIA Spee


    Demetrio Paiva

    Sei disso e sou fã!!!

  21. Sands of time

    I think many people like J.R's music because they Identify with him. His style is honest and real . Just a regular guy with a song.

  22. Márcio João de Bartolo Bartolo

    #hello😎👉 #Johnny #Rivers 🎸 #Show 👌 👏 🎺🎷🎤🎶🍃🎵👊👊👊... ✍️

  23. jose manuel goncalves

    meu idolo imortal  johnny Rivers

    SILVIA Spee

    MEU TB!

  24. Márcio João de Bartolo Bartolo

    #hello😎👉 #Johnny #Rivers 🎸 canta muito esse é o cara parabéns 👏👏👏👏👏👏

  25. Márcio João de Bartolo Bartolo

    hello😎👉Johnny Rivers parabéns👏👏👊👊👊👊👊👊

  26. Peter Yee

    Why isn't Johnny Rivers in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ?

    Coo Mason

    Peter Yee If you google the Rock and Roll HOF rules, he had to have a number one hit in last 25 years. Bummer.


    Coo Mason  the gratefull dead never had a no. 1 hit!!

  27. Leonardo Soares


  28. liguesa

    show de bola!

  29. Ponkpolo

    Song has all the earmarks of swamp blues and hit sound no matter whose version is on.

    Duff Gordon

    JR has that natural cajun thing , and I love when he reaches for "ALL" but there are those that can't appreciate oh how so rare his whole "schtick" is and I mean that as a complement JR

  30. andreas glumm

    Meine Lieblingsversion.

  31. Karen Tidwell

    I have listened to Johnny Rivers music for 50 years.  He never ceases to amaze me
    over & over.  This version of this song is the BEST, and I love all the others.
    Johnny Rivers is a true genius.  love love love Johnny Rivers

    Luciano Pires

    Hi i AM from Brazil, J Rivera is the best of American music


    Karen Tidwell in all my years Ive never heard a better version of the song

    Darin Johnson

    Not quite 50 years for me, bout 45, my Mom turned me on to this album when I got my first record player.

    rs parker

    @maidenrulz73 Two words - Brook Benton


    rs parker nope.....still Johnny Rivers

  32. vandy pitcher

    one of the best songs EVER !

  33. 1greeneagles2

    Perfection Thank you

  34. Amora Girl

    JRivers does the BEST version of this song....... Love it!!!!!

  35. Roger Dale

    Brook Benton did make it famous and a good version but the writer of the song Tony Joe White did a great version on his own song too

  36. Roger Dale

    Didn't know Burton played with Rivers cool I new he played with Elvis,Ricky Nelson,Gram Parson THX

  37. Cvetka Vesenjak

    the beautiful sing-Johnny Rivers-kiss...

  38. JackStarkey57

    Linda canção, belissimo video....

  39. andreas glumm

    How many times I wondered and it's still comes out the same..

  40. matu2252

    James Burton on guitar!

  41. fntime

    @jemon86 This isn't bad, I love Johnny Rivers, but for me,
    the Brook Benton version is the best!!!!!


    música maravlhosa, voz linda, fantástico....

  43. Jerome Whitt

    One of my fav ones by him. No one can do it any better

  44. keyboardplyr

    Johnny has such soul and emotion in his singing and interpertations of music, I am learning to appreciate what I missed before. His voice is indeed among the best of his generation, and will become timeless...

  45. Kent Nelson

    wish there were more tracks from this forgotten album available here

  46. jackdav34

    Awesome version of this song.

  47. osamu sekine

    Great! I 'm looking for this song.
    I'm happy now.
    Thanks so much♪〜

  48. liguesa

    essa música na voz de JR fica simplesmente " estupidamente linda!!"

  49. willow rivers

    oooooooooh, love this!