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Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More

25 Jul 97 - 11:19 PM (#9601)
Subject: words to it ain't going to rain no more
From: boblyk@erinet.com


26 Jul 97 - 10:16 AM (#9607)
Subject: RE: words to it ain't going to rain no more
From: dick greenhaus

Hi- try a search on [rain no more].


27 Jul 97 - 01:32 AM (#9640)
Subject: RE: words to it ain't going to rain no more
From: Akauk@prodigy.net

It ain't gonna rain no more, no more

chorus is:

It ain't gonna rain no more! So how in the heck, can I wash my neck, cause it ain't gonna rain no more!

one verse Peanut sittin' on a rail road track, his heart was all a flutter, along came a train, roaring down the track, Toot toot, Peanut Butter

another verse:

Froggy sitting on lillie Pad, looking up at the sky, the lillie pad broke,and he fell in got water in his eye.

remembered more than I thought I would, the chorus is sung first and in between each verse. If I remember more I will let you know. We sang it as children in Florida.


27 Jul 97 - 05:13 PM (#9644)
Subject: RE: words to it ain't going to rain no more
From: Bill Frey

"Oh, de butterfly he has wings of gold, The firefly wings of flame. De bedbug have no wings at all, But he git dere just de same."

"Met a little kitty-cat down in de woods, Say, 'Ain't dat kitty-cat pretty?' Went right over to pick him up, But it wasn't dat kind of a kitty!" (Skunk, I believe)


04 Aug 97 - 11:25 PM (#10071)
Subject: RE: words to it ain't going to rain no more
From: bob lykins

Thanks to all of you for your help


19 May 05 - 07:45 AM (#1487974)
Subject: Lyr Add: IT AIN'T GONNA RAIN NO MO (Wendell Hall)
From: Jim Dixon

From The University of South Carolina Sheet Music Collection:

IT AIN'T GONNA RAIN NO MO
Wendell Hall, 1923

1. Oh! the night was dark and dreary. The air was full of sleet.
The old man stood out in the storm. His shoes were full of feet.

CHORUS: Oh! it ain't gonna rain no mo', no mo'. It ain't gonna rain no mo',
But how in the world can the old folks tell it ain't a-gonna rain no mo'?

2. Oh! Mosquito he fly high. Mosquito he fly low.
If old man 'Skeeta light on me, he ain't gonna fly no mo'.

IT AIN'T GONNA RAIN NO MO
Extra Verses - Repeat Chorus after Each Verse
By Wendell Hall

1. Oh, the butterfly flits on wings of gold, the June-bug wings of flame.
The bedbug has no wings at all, but he gets there just the same.

2. Oh, a bullfrog sittin' on a lily pad, lookin' up at the skies.
The lily pad broke and the frog fell in, got water all in his eyes.

3. Oh, a black and white animal out in the woods. Says, "Ain't that little cat pretty?"
I went right over to pick it up, but it wasn't that kind of a kitty.

4. Oh, a man lay down by a sewer, and by the sewer he died.
Now, at the coroner's re-quest, they called it sewer-side.

5. Here's a verse 'bout a man and a trombone. The words to it are few.
He blew, he blew, he blew, he blew, he blooey, blooey, blue.

6. Oh, I saw a sign in a hardware store: "Boy wanted, sixteen years."
Now, that's too long to wait for a boy. It brings eyes to my tears.

7. Possum up a 'simmon tree, rabbit on the ground.
Rabbit say: "You old son-of-a-gun, shake them 'simmons down."

8. Got a li'l ol' dog whose name is Jack. I wish they'd bring him back.
He chases the big hogs over the fence and the little ones through the crack.

9. Now, Mary had a little lamb. It had a sooty foot.
In little Mary's bread and jam, his sooty foot he put.

10. A peanut sittin' on a railroad track, its heart was all a-flutter.
The train came roarin' round a curve. Toot, toot! Peanut butter.

11. I know a Swedish waitress. Her maiden name was Schwartz.
Good gosh! the gal was homely like a dishpan full of warts.

12. The fox he has a bushy tail. The possum's tail is bare.
The rabbit has no tail at all, but only a tuft of hair.

13. Now, I sat down in the garden. A bee came buzzin' round,
So I stood up and let the bee sit where I sat down.

14. Oh, I've got a gal with big blue eyes and the sweetest ruby lips,
But she ain't got no more pepper than a garter snake has hips.

15. A bare-headed man, bewildered, says to me, "Where am I at?"
Now, I don't think that's what he meant. He meant, "Where is my hat?"

16. Got a redhead gal in Chicago. Got a letter from her today.
Here's what she said: "My hair was red, but now you've turned it gray."

17. Get away from my front window. Quit knockin' at my front door,
'Cause I've got another sweetie and I can't use you no mo'.

18. Oh, the air was full of raindrops and the street was full of hims.
They stood around like tree trunks a-lookin' at the limbs.

19. She was happy till she met him, then she left him all alone,
'Cause the big ox slipped and his trousers ripped and he broke his collarbone.

20. Oh, they tell me that a graveyard is a dawg-gone lonesome place.
They pull you down into a hole and throw mud in your face.

21. I'm headin' down toward the levee. I got me a rock and a rope.
Now, if those dawg-gone blues don't leave, gonna slip right off the slope.

22. Oh, the rain was rainin' pitchforks, poor old horse out in the wet.
I bought some corn and it wasn't long 'fore the horse had his cornet.

23. A bald-headed man in a restaurant said, "Waitress, my cocoa's cool."
The waitress yelled, "If your cocoa's cold, put on your hat, you fool!"

24. A redheaded music maker, I'm just a southern boy,
A wand'ring minstrel roamin' round, a-try'n' to spread joy.

IT AIN'T GONNA RAIN NO MO
Wendell Hall's Own Latest 24 Verses
By Wendell Hall

1. Went o'er to Sally's house one night, but Sally wasn't in.
I sat down on a red-hot stove, but I got right up "agin."

2. A golf-ball sailing through the air whizzed by a man a-hummin'.
He heard a caddie holler "Fore!" and he thought three more were comin'.

3. When Mr. Noah built the ark, he said it was his duty.
He saved the birds and beasts and bugs, but why did he save the cootie?

4. "The way I tell the twins apart," the proud father said,
"I put my finger in Willie's mouth. If he bites it, then it's Ned."

5. Last night I sang this ditty. I'll sing it again tonight.
I'll look right out the window and sing with all my might.

6. When boating, never quarrel, for you'll find without a doubt,
A boat is not the proper place to have a falling-out.

7. "The chicken am a wonderful bird," the colored preacher said.
"We eats 'em both befo' they's born and after they is dead."

8. "The coffee is exhausted, sir," the diner was advised.
Says he, "It's been so weak of late, I'm really not surprised."

9. A boasting baby buffalo said to a guinea pig,
"I'm bigger when I'm little than you are when you're big."

10. He kissed his new gal on the cheek. It seemed a harmless frolic,
But he's been laid up for a week. He's had the painter's colic.

11. How do you sell your Limburger cheese?" the gentleman asked the grocer.
He answered, "That's what puzzles me, but really I don't know, sir."

12. I caught my Sugar blushing, at what do you suppose?
She saw a little garter snake beside the garden hose.

13. A rabbit raced a turtle. You know the turtle won,
And Mister Rabbit came in late, a little hot cross bun.

14. Got a gal up in the mountains. She's awfully shy and meek.
She always dresses in the dark because the mountain's peak.

15. I'm just a southern hop-toad, a traveling troubadour,
A fiddlin' fool just fiddlin' 'round, a-singing songs galore.

16. This city and a chorus girl are much alike, 'tis true.
This city's built with outskirts, and a chorus girl is, too.

17. My pal's girl wears silk socks. My girl she wears cotton.
His girl has a limousine. My girl, she's got nottin'.

18. Mary had a little Ford. She liked it very well.
She drove it into a telephone pole and now it looks like-rain.

19. I had a date last evening with the apple of my eye.
Oh, what a pair we two would make, my little peach and I!

20. A man stood by the river. He was tall and lean and slim.
He wasn't tryin' to catch fish, just teachin' the worm to swim.

21. They talk about radio frequency, but it's all way over my head.
I guess a fellow's a frequent fan when he takes his set to bed.

22. I know what is a mousetrap. A fox trap's not new to me,
But I don't know what's a wave trap. Goin' down to a pier to see.

23. Now, I may be a poor weather prophet when sunshine I proclaim,
But a pretty little rainbow told me so I am not to blame.

24. Now, I hope I'm not misleading, for I've tried to make it plain
That even though your skies are dark, it ain't a-gonna rain.


19 May 05 - 08:10 AM (#1487992)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: Mr Happy

I'd never heard of Wendell Hall & always thought this song to be a trad one poss. of African American origins.

However, I found this bio of the writer here:

http://www.icebergradio.com/artist/23852/wendell_hall.html




most interesting & thanks to Jim Dixon for origins.


08 Nov 06 - 08:03 AM (#1878988)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: GUEST,Sue Charters

Here's another chorus, from a friend who grew up in Haliburton, Ontario:

How in the hell will the barnyard smell
If it ain't gonna rain no more.

Thanks for all the verses.


08 Nov 06 - 09:02 AM (#1879036)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: Dave Hanson

Jerry Garcia and David Grisman recorded it as ' There Ain't No Bugs On Me '

eric


08 Nov 06 - 09:25 AM (#1879061)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: GUEST,Richie

'There Ain't No Bugs On Me'is an adaptation by Fiddlin' John Carson in 1927. It can be heard on Honking Duck. I have both Carson's lyrics and the Garcia's lyrics if anyone wants them.

Does anyone know the source of the DT version lyrics?

Richie


08 Nov 06 - 09:28 AM (#1879065)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: GUEST,Richie

It should be noted that Wendall Hall's popular versions (first in 1923)were adapted from traditional sources.

Richie


08 Nov 06 - 01:16 PM (#1879264)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: ClaireBear

And a couple more Aint's Gonna Rain lyrics that my dear old dad used to sing. Dad grew up in Nebraska, but I don;t know if he learned the song there or later on, in California:

Gonna get me a load of bricks, build my chimney up higher
And keep them god-damned neighbor cats from pfft! pfft! on my fire.

Oh it ain't gonna rain no more no more
It ain't gonna rain no more
How in the hell can the old folks tell
That it ain't gonna rain no more.


08 Nov 06 - 02:17 PM (#1879345)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: Janice in NJ

More verses...

The night was cold and rainy, the air was full of sleet,
The old man joined the Ku Klux Klan, and grandma lost a sheet.

Abe Lincoln was the president, he set the n*****s free,
There may be flies on Lincoln's eyes, but there ain't no flies on me.

Teddy Roosevelt was the president, he won the Cuba war,
He rode Old Bill up San Juan Hill, but it ain't gonna rain no more.

Possum on an old rail fence, sittin' in the sun,
Hound dog comes on down the road, it's run, possum, run.

Been all around this whole wide world, from sea to shinin' sea,
Anywhere I lay my head, is home sweet home to me.

Oh, it ain't gonna rain no more, no more, it ain't gonna rain no more.
How the heck can I wash my neck, if ain't gonna rain no more?


08 Nov 06 - 09:09 PM (#1879735)
Subject: Lyr. Add: Satan's Camp A-fire (Spiritual)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

There are several fragments of "Ain't Gonna Rain No More" from 1919 or so in collections, and "the words of a refrain "Ain't Goin' to Rain No Mo'" in JAFL, Sept. 1911, p. 277 under the title "I Ain't Bother Yet" (Fuld).

Fuld notes that the last four bars of "Satan's Camp Afire" in Allen's "Slave Songs of the United States" (1867) have a similar melody. Anecdotally, Sandburg reports that the song is "at least as old as the 1870's." Fuld, J. J., 1966, "The Book of World-Famous Music," p. 307. (Dover, 1985, 3rd. ed.)

"Satan's Camp Afire" is no. 36 in Allen. http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/allen/allen.html

LYR. ADD: SATAN'S CAMP A-FIRE
(Coll. Allen, 1867)

Fier, my Saviour, fier,
Satan's camp a-fire;
Fier, believer, Fier,
Satan's Camp a-fire.

Fragment, with score, no. 36. William Francis Allen, in Ware and Garrison.
The score in Irving Schlein, 1965, "Slave Songs of the United States," p. 64, is not the same.

See Traditional Ballad Index for discussion and examples of "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More," including Brown, 1919.
http://www.csufresno.edu/folklore/BalladSearch.html
Ballad search


08 Nov 06 - 09:59 PM (#1879799)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: leeneia

Thanks to everyone who posted verses to this. I love the verse about the coffee!

My little brother used to sing the chorus of this song as he went about his life (age 9 or so.) I 've sent him the words from 1923 so he can sing the rest of the song now.

"Well, King, this case is closed."


09 Nov 06 - 01:12 AM (#1879920)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: GUEST,Kevin Rietmann

What a co-ink-ee-dink, I've been trying to decipher various Fiddlin' John songs, this among them. Lots of guesses - perhaps the answers are listed above.

It Ain't Gonna Rain No More

Fiddlin' John Carson:

But it ain't gonna rain no more, no more,
It ain't gonna rain no more,
How in the world can the old folks tell, that it ain't gonna rain no more?

I asked that gal to marry me, ????????????/
Laid my arms around, called her Little Liza Jane

I wouldn't marry a yellow gal, here's the reason why:
She's too black and greasy for 1845

I asked that gal to marry me, she said we'll see ya later
????, great big eyes potater?

Junebug comes in the month of June, Lightin' bug in May
Bedbug comes any old time, says "I've come to stay!"

White gal smells like powder and cane, other gal smells the same,
Black gal don't use powder and cane, marry her jes the same!


11 Nov 06 - 12:10 AM (#1882866)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: Jim Dixon

Kevin: I listened to Fiddlin' John Carson's recording too, and I can't make any sense either out of the words you've marked with "????" however, here's how I hear the last verse:
    White gal smell like powder and paint, the yella gal smells the same,
    Black gal use no powder and paint, smellin' just the same!
That last phrase, "smellin' just the same" seems a little to un-clever to be believable. I have a hunch Carson usually sang something a little raunchier and he cleaned it up for the recording session.


11 Nov 06 - 03:27 AM (#1882910)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: The Fooles Troupe

That verse seems very close to a song I have heard which is all just about "the guy's girlfriend" - it did not include (from memory) the chorus 'rain no more' - and am sure it was mentioned here on Mudcat within the last year.


11 Nov 06 - 04:22 AM (#1882938)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: Stewie

Gene Wiggins, Carson's biographer, has for the missing bits above:

I asked that gal to marry me
[She] said: Oh ain't you ashamed
Laid my arm around her
Called for little Liza Jane

and

I asked that gal to marry me
Says, I'll see you later
Mashed my nose all over my face
[With a] great big Irish potater

Wiggins' transcription of last stanza is as given by Jim above.

--Stewie.


11 Nov 06 - 07:27 AM (#1883002)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: GUEST,Richie

Hi Stewie,

I have a recording of Carson's (Okeh 45259 Recorded: October 1928) which has different lyrics. I guess he recorded different versions.

Richie


11 Nov 06 - 07:54 AM (#1883012)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: GUEST,Richie

Must be too early! Carson's (Okeh 45259 Recorded: October 1928) is A'int No Bugs on Me, same melody- different song.

Richie


11 Nov 06 - 01:42 PM (#1883213)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Some of the verses above are similar to those of "Massa Had a Yaller Gal," variants of which have been quoted by White, Odum, Scarborough, Talley and others. These verses have been discussed in other threads.
An article in Literary Digest, 1916, mentions variants from South Carolina, dating back to 1876-1886 (White, American Negro Folk-Songs, p. 152-156).
Examples:

Massa bought a yaller gal,
He bought er frum de south;
Her mouth look like de fireplace
Wid de ashes taken out.

Of all the beasts that roam the woods
I'd rather be a squir'l,
Curl my tail upon my back
And travel all over this worl'.

"Simon Slick" is similar:
Ole marster was a stingy man
And everybody know'd it;
Kept good liquor in his house
And never said here goes it.

Fitting the meter of "It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo'" much better are songs like "Uncle Ned," a minstrel song from 1848, but the tune is different:

Den lay down de shovel and de hoe,
And hang up de fiddle and de bow;
Dere's no more work for poor Uncle Ned
He's gone where de good old niggers go.
N. I. White; Alabama, "sung by Negro who fought in Civil War," p. 164ff.
(Digression: The above verse was paraphrased in the Ethiopian Serenaders' Own Book, 1857. White found it surviving and sung by a Black in Alabama. One verse:
Then lay down the agricultural implements,
Allow the violin and the bow to be pendent on the wall,-
For there is no more physical energy to be displayed,
By indigent aged Edward,
For he has departed to the abode designated by a kind
Providence for all pious, humane, and benevolent colored individuals. )

I WOULDN'T MARRY
Used by Johnny Carson in "It Ain't ....," some of the verses may go back to the Ethiopian Serenaders of the 1850's. A variant on "Massa Had a Yaller Gal."

I wouldn't marry a yaller gal,
I'll tell you de reason why:
Her hair's so dad-blamed nappy
She'd break all de combs I buy.
Verse from Jamaica (White, p. 323), but little different from those sung in the southern states.

Also common are the white, yaller and black lady-gal comparisons.

Well a white lady wears a hobble skirt,
A yaller gal tries to do the same,
But a poor black gal wears a Mary Jane,
But she's hobbling just the same.

The form goes back to songs that probably originated with Black slaves:
Mr. Coon he is a mighty man,
He carries a bushy tail
He steals old Massa's corn at night,
And husks it in a rail.

All above examples from White, collections of about 1915, but they can be duplicated and added to in the other references mentioned above.


16 Feb 10 - 08:24 AM (#2840802)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: GUEST

The rich man rides a taxi
The poor man rides a train
The hobo walks the railroad tracks
But he gets there just the same
   --Oh it ain't gonna rain no more no more
    it aint gonna rain no more
    how in the heck gonna wash my neck
    it ain't gonna rain no more

---John and Bess Field


16 Feb 10 - 08:33 AM (#2840810)
Subject: It Aint gonna rain no more
From: GUEST,John and Bess Field

The rich man rides the taxi
The poor man rides the train
The hobo walks the railroad tracks
but he gets there just the same
   Oh it ain't gonna rain no more no more
   It ain't gonna rain no more
   How in the heck gonna wash my neck
   It ain't gonna rain no more
It was midnight on the Ocean
Not a street car was in sight
I stepped into a cigar store to ask them for a light
The man behind the counter
was a woman old and gray
that use to peddle doughnuts
along the Santa fe
    Oh it ain't gonna rain no more no more
    it ain't gonna rain no more
    how in the heck gonna wash my neck
    it ain't gonna rain no more
                   --John and Bess Field (2010)


16 Feb 10 - 05:02 PM (#2841274)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: GUEST,Gerry

Does anyone else do the chorus the way I learned it eons ago?

It ain't gonna rain no more, no more/It ain't gonna rain no more/It rained and rained for forty days/But it ain't gonna rain no more.


16 Feb 10 - 05:12 PM (#2841284)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: Dave MacKenzie

My Mother used to sing the "How the heck will we wash our neck" version of the chorus in Edinburgh in the 1950's.


14 Nov 10 - 05:51 PM (#3032187)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: GUEST

My daddy fixed the winshield,
My daddy fixed the tire,
but when he fixed the engine,
he set the car on fire


16 Mar 11 - 11:58 AM (#3115014)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: GUEST,GUEST

my daddy save this for the last verse. It got the biggest, laughs, groans from the kids and adults.
Took my girl out on a date last night
Around her I came sneakin'
I kissed her nose instead of her lips
And the darned ole thing was leakin'


17 Mar 11 - 06:23 AM (#3115564)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: GUEST,BobL

I have a family notebook, containing the sort of songs my grandparents' generation used to sing round the piano in the days before TV or even radio, when people made their own entertainment. Copiously illustrated with delightful marginal sketches, it includes a couple of dozen verses of "The Anthem of the Ancient Order of Incorrigble Optimists, or, The Umbrella-Makers' Lament".

A selection:

Old Rastus he's gone balmy,
But he don't mean no harm,
He wears his bedsocks on his face
To keep his whiskers warm.

King Solomon had a thousand wives,
And that's the reason why
He always missed his workman's train
Through kissing them all goodbye.

The man stood on the railway track,
The engine gave a squeal,
The driver took an oily rag
And wiped him off the wheel.

Alas! Our Willie's gone to rest,
His face we'll see no more,
For what he thought was H2O
Was H2SO4.

I think you've all heard of Lot's wife,
No wonder Lot was cross,
For when he turned around, he saw
A tin of Cerebos.

Should a body find a bottle
Neatly labelled "Rye",
Don't it make a body sore
To find that bottle dry.

How doth the hopeful fisherman
His placid bait regard,
He reels his line off by the inch,
His lies off by the yard.

I rose and gave to her my seat,
I could not let her stand,
She looked just like my mother, with
That strap held in her hand.

Bill Higgins never would be passed,
He bragged his car's endurance,
He passed six cars with backward glance,
His wife has his insurance.

John Henpeck has one worry
To think of when he dies:
Will angel's robes have press-studs
Or merely hooks and eyes?

Don't blame poor little doggie,
It's not his fault at all;
Somebody left a wet umbrella
Standing in the hall.

I knew a little salesgirl,
I loved her in the fall,
And every time I kissed her,
She said "Will that be all?"


16 Apr 11 - 06:22 PM (#3136571)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: GUEST,41 Cyg

It's amazing. This thread has been up nearly 14 years and new verses to this old song are still appearing. Well, here's my contribution.

My dad learned this verse as a little boy in the late 1920s along the Mississippi in Loiisiana. Someone in the area may have had the 1923 Wendell Hall record since he has the third line of the chorus as 'How in the world can the old folks tell' like Hall's record rather than the more common 'How in the heck can I wash my neck', but the verse he sings is entirely different from any on Hall's record:

Took my gal to the railroad station
Train let out some steam
Blew her dress right over her head
And oh how she did scream! (singer screams)


12 Jul 11 - 08:22 PM (#3186358)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: GUEST,H.B.

Boy sat in a Ford Coupe
His heaad was in a whirl
His eyes and mouth were full of hair
His arms were full of girl

The fire fly is a funny bug
he ain't got any mind
He travels all the way through life
with his headlight on behind

It ain't a gonna rain no more no more
it ain' a gonna rain no more
How in the duce can I water my goose
if it ain't a gonna rain no more


15 Jul 11 - 01:59 PM (#3188347)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: GUEST,FredH

A couple of stanzas from my grandparents' days in Brownsville; I thought they *were* the traditional version, until now:


A rabbi sat on on the railroad track,
saying his berukhas* (sic).
Along came the choo-choo train
and hit him in the tuchis!

A dog sat on the railroad track,
didn't hear the whistle.
Along came the choo-choo train--
hot dogs in the shissel!**


* Prayers.
** Cooking pot/bowl.


23 Aug 11 - 07:32 AM (#3211329)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: GUEST,The Nasty But Honest Norwegian!

I was horney as hell, thought i`d ring her bell so i lubed up my old cock!

But it turned out she was a transvestite, hung like a cinder block!



Oh i aint gonna fuck that stinkin` whore, not even for free drinks,

Cause i learned my leason bout what is what, from listening to The Kinks!


23 Aug 11 - 09:01 AM (#3211368)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: DonMeixner

MY Dad taught me the song when I was a little kid going fishing with him. Some of his verses I learned many years later were actually verses from The Original Talking Blues.

The old maid stood by the sewer,
The sewer where she died
At the courts inquest they did their best,
But ruled it sewer side.

Down In the wild wood sitting on a log
Finger on the trigger, eye on a hog,
Pulled that trigger the gun said Go!
Shot a man over in Mexico.

Down in the hen house on my knees
I thot I heard a chicken sneeze
It was only the rooster saying his prayers
Thankin' the Lord for the hens upstairs.



D


01 Feb 12 - 08:18 AM (#3300213)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: GUEST,Dan -Florida

This is how I heard it from my grandfather born in 1908.

Bullfrog sittin on a lillypad gazin up at the sky
lilly pad broke and the frog fell in and got water all in his eye

My daddys got a building its 16 stories high
every room in that building is lined with chicken pie

Took my gal to the movies and what do you reckon she done
sat right down in the middle of the floor and there she chewed her gum

went out to milk my cow but the calf came in to suck it
cow turned around and butted me down and I fell in the bucket

how and the hell can the old folks tell it aint gonna rain no mo


23 Jul 12 - 03:15 PM (#3380526)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: GUEST

My mom taught me this song when I was a kid in the 40's. We lived in Arkansas and then moved to Texas.

I woke up one Sunday morning, and looked upon the wall,
the spiders and the bedbugs were havin' a game of ball,
the score was 19 to 20, the bedbugs were ahead,
the spiders knocked a homerun, and knocked me out of bed.

O how in the heck can I wash my neck, if it aint gonna rain no more,
O how in the heck can I wash my neck, if it aint gonna rain no more.

I went downstairs to breakfast, the toast was very hard,
the coffee taste like tobacco juice, and the butter taste like lard.

Repeat refrain.

Never knew where it came from and I always wanted to know the full version.


26 Jun 17 - 07:35 AM (#3862948)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: Allan C.

'Twas a dark and stormy night
The billy goat was blind
He backed into a barbwire fence
And scratched his nevermind


14 Jul 17 - 11:06 PM (#3866186)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: GUEST,Suzanne

Once I lost my little dog
I searched both wide and far
I thought of where I'd go if I was a dog
And I looked and I found him thar!


15 Jul 17 - 11:05 PM (#3866338)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
From: Rapparee

I always heard the verse as

Peanut sat on a railroad track
Eatin' bread and butter.
Around the bend came a choo-choo train,
Toot! Toot! Peanut butter.