Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Req: Why Do You Stand There in the Rain?

GUEST 03 Nov 07 - 06:59 AM
Shaneo 03 Nov 07 - 07:20 AM
GUEST 03 Nov 07 - 07:24 AM
Shaneo 03 Nov 07 - 07:28 AM
Jim Dixon 04 Nov 07 - 11:09 AM
Peace 04 Nov 07 - 11:18 AM
GUEST,GUEST 06 Dec 07 - 08:51 PM
GUEST,chris q. murphy 28 Aug 12 - 11:50 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Lyr Req: why do you stand there in the rain?
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Nov 07 - 06:59 AM

can't get this lyric anywhere , can you help ?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: WHY DO YOU STAND THERE IN THE RAIN?
From: Shaneo
Date: 03 Nov 07 - 07:20 AM

It was raining mighty hard in that old Capitol yard
B7 B7 E E
When the young folks gathered at the White House gate
E E A A
And the president raised his head and to the young folks said,
B7 B7 E E
Tell me, why do you stand there in the rain
A A E
Why do you stand there in the rain?
B7 B7 B7 B7
Why do you stand there in the rain?
E E A A
These are strange carryings on, on the White House Capitol lawn
B7 B7 E
Tell me, why do you stand there in the rain?
E E A A
My dear children, don't you know that unless by law you go
B7 B7 E E
That your journey here must all be walked in vain
E E A A
You gotta make your resolution by the U.S. Constitution
B7 B7 E E
Then you won't get left a-standing in the rain
A A E
Why do you stand there in the rain?
B7 B7 B7 B7
Why do you stand there in the rain?
E E A A
These are strange carryings on, on the White House Capitol lawn
B7 B7 E
Tell me, why do you stand there in the rain?
Well they tell me they've got lands where they will not let you stand
In the rain and ask for jobs upon the lawn
Thank god, in the U.S.A. you can stand there every day
But I would not guarantee they'd take you on
A A E
Why do you stand there in the rain?
B7 B7 B7 B7
Why do you stand there in the rain?
E E A A
These are strange carryings on, on the White House Capitol lawn
B7 B7 E
Tell me, why do you stand there in the rain?
Then, the president's voice did ring, why this is the silliest thing
I have heard in all me 55 years of life
But it all just stands to reason as he passes another season
He'll be smarter by the time he's 59.
A A E
Why do you stand there in the rain?
B7 B7 B7 B7
Why do you stand there in the rain?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: why do you stand there in the rain?
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Nov 07 - 07:24 AM

Shaneo i thank you !


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: why do you stand there in the rain?
From: Shaneo
Date: 03 Nov 07 - 07:28 AM

I found that at Spikes' The Pete Seeger Songs.
Here is a link
http://spikesmusic-folk.spike-jamie.com/Pete-Seeger.html


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Why Do You Stand There in the Rain?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Nov 07 - 11:09 AM

That web page says WHY DO YOU STAND THERE IN THE RAIN was written by Woody Guthrie.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Why Do You Stand There in the Rain?
From: Peace
Date: 04 Nov 07 - 11:18 AM

From the Folk Music Index

"Why Do You Stand There in the Rain - Guthrie, Woody

Sm - Oklahoma Hills
Gunning, Sarah Ogan. Girl of Constant Sorrow, Folk Legacy FSA-026, LP (1965), trk# A.10 [1963-64] "


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Why Do You Stand There in the Rain?
From: GUEST,GUEST
Date: 06 Dec 07 - 08:51 PM

There are more verses to this as well

Now the guns in Europe roar as they have so oft before
And the war lords play the same old game again
They butcher and they kill, Uncle Sam foots the bill
With his own dear children standing in the rain


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Why Do You Stand There in the Rain?
From: GUEST,chris q. murphy
Date: 28 Aug 12 - 11:50 AM

does anyone know what tune Woody used for this song?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 22 July 2:39 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.