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It's Raining (songs about rain)

Azizi 24 Jun 08 - 07:58 AM
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Azizi 24 Jun 08 - 08:12 AM
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Azizi 24 Jun 08 - 08:23 AM
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Subject: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 07:58 AM

It's raining men...

Nope.


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWwyjmSbJPs&feature=related
Weather Girls' video


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 08:00 AM

It's raining McCain.

Nope, thank goodness.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaP9eiWuX3s
McCain Girls' video


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 08:09 AM

Is it still raining where you are?

In no way do I want to minimize the global warming catastrophe that many folks in the Midwestern United States and elsewhere are experiencing now.

But, as a means of lightening up moods on a rainy, dreary looking day, I'm wondering how you would complete the sentence "It's raining..."?


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 08:12 AM

It's raining It's puring
The old man is snoring.
Bumped his head and
He went to bed
And he couldn't get up in the morning


Rivers flood - not sure we can blame this one on global warming.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 08:12 AM

Well, I guess there's a ton of references to songs that could be added to make this thread belong above the line, though I really meant it to be a BS thread.

Either place will do.

But can you stop the rain?!


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 08:14 AM

Sinsull, I've often wondered [though I confess that I've not lost any sleep over it[, but who is "the old man" in that rhyme you quoted?

Is that a reference to God? And is "snoring" in that line a reference to thunder?


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 08:19 AM

In my heart
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 08:23 AM

Here's a link to the Peabo Bryson R&B hit, "Can You Stop The Rain?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBiQV4ofpHw

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Yes, so it's not folk music. But there's some lines of that song that are relevant to the theme of this thread:

Can you stop the rain from fallin?
Won't you chase my cloud away?
I'd give anything to see the sun again...

So now, maybe these song references make this a >i>legitimate music thread, instead of an illegitimate music thread.
{Who's your Daddy, little thread?}

Nevermind.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 08:33 AM

It's still early and there's already a html command mistake and several typos or misspelled words in this thread.

But, it's all good. After all, The sun will come out "Tomorrow"
[At least, that's what the song says]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnjkb4q6FKU
video collage of Broadway show "Annie"/"Tomorrow"


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 08:43 AM

It's raining, raining in my heart (circa 1960, forget the artist)


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Piers Plowman
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 08:46 AM

Yes, but what I want to know is have you ever seen the rain,
coming down on a sunny day?

And don't rain on my parade.

And isn't it a lovely day to be caught in the rain?

And in France, il pleut.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 08:52 AM

Thanks to all who have thus far posted to this wanna be music thread.
Keep those posts coming!

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Piers Plowman, I was thinking of the saying "Don't rain on my parade."

And I was actually part of a parade one time. But it didn't rain.

I'm glad about that.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Houston_Diamond
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 09:11 AM

you can stand under my umberella, I dont need it cos it's sunny here :D


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Houston_Diamond
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 09:12 AM

sorry for the very flimsy reference to an R&B track... I was put on the spot lol


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Houston_Diamond
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 09:14 AM

a rainy night in Georgia It seems like it's rainin' all over the world.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: jeffp
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 09:19 AM

And I wonder
Still I wonder
Who'll stop the rain?


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 09:48 AM

These lyrics keep goin round & round in my head since I started this thread-Yeah I know it's my own fault. Does anyone know which song they come from?

River looks dark with the shadows on it.
Mighty black clouds in the sky above.
Still I ain't 'fraid of the rain, doggone it.
River and rain are the things I love.

Rain fall down on me.
I'm as happy as I can be...

-snip-

I learned this song in junior high school music class. I vaguely recall somebody posted it on another Mudcat thread and mentioning that it was a Blues song. It woulda been too much like right for my teacher to tell us students that that song was Blues. But maybe he didn't know. Teaching the Blues in American public schools in the early to mid 1960s? It never happened and still probably isn't happening today.

But that's a whole 'nuther story.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Newport Boy
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 10:19 AM

"What have they done to the rain?" - Malvina Reynolds

Phil


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Flash Company
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 10:40 AM

Perhaps the way to complete the sentence in the UK is 'If it's raining , it must be Glastonbury!'

FC


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Les from Hull
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 11:07 AM

It's reigning Elizabeth II over here!

Rain


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Subject: Lyr Add: IT'S RAINING (Neville, Toussaint)
From: PoppaGator
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 11:15 AM

IT'S RAINING
(Naomi Neville / Allen Toussaint)

Irma Thomas

Also recorded by:
Lou Ann Barton; The Boogie Kings; Dee Clark; The Detroit Cobras;
Freddy Fender; Eleni Mandell; Shakin' Stevens; Jennifer Warnes;
Marva Wright.

Drip drop
Drip drop
Drip drop
Drip drop

It's raining so hard
Looks like it's gonna rain all night
And this is the time
I'd love to be holding you tight
But I guess I'll have to accept
The fact that you're not here
I wish the rain would hurry up
And end, my dear

It's raining so hard
It's really coming down
Sittin' by my window
Watching the rain fall to the ground
This is the time
I'd love to be holding you tight
But I guess I'll just go crazy tonight

It's raining so hard
It brings back memories
Of the time
That you were here with me
Counting every drop
About to lose my top
I wish the rain would hurry up and stop

I've got the blues so bad
I can hardly catch my breath
The harder it rains
The worse it gets
This is the time
I'd love to be holding you tight
But I guess I'll just go crazy tonight

Drip drop
Drip drop
Drip drop..


There are at least two YouTube clips of Irma performing this great New Orleans classic:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux_gtThFiE0

www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-w9_RLOnmg


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 11:18 AM

I'll do my crying in the rain.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 11:19 AM

I've seen fire and I've seen rain


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 11:19 AM

It ain't gonna rain no more no more
It ain't gonna rain no more
How in the heck did it get this wet?
It ain't gonna rain no more.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 11:54 AM

The sky is crying
Look at the tears roll down the street
                         Elmore James


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Subject: Lyr Add: RAIN (Jose Feliciano)
From: Houston_Diamond
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 12:39 PM

Artist - Jose Feliciano

Album - Light My Fire

Lyrics - RAIN


Listen to the pouring rain
Listen to it pour,
And with every drop of rain
You know I love you more

Let it rain all night long,
Let my love for you go strong,
As long as we're together
Who cares about the weather?

Listen to the falling rain,
Listen to it fall,
And with every drop of rain,
I can hear you call,
Call my name right out loud,
I can here above the clouds
And I'm here among the puddles,
You and I together huddle.

Listen to the falling rain,
Listen to it fall.

It's raining,
It's pouring,
The old man is snoring,
Went to bad
And bumped his head,
He couldn't get up in the morning,

Listen to the falling rain,
listen to the rain


Sorry, i like reggae songs and I remembered this one :D


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 12:58 PM

And I like children's rhymes.

Here's one with only two lines-that I can remember anyway:

Rain rain go away.
Little Azizi* wants to play.


[I guess that means {go outside} to play. I wasn't allowed to go outside and play when it was raining].

* substitute any child's name. As for the use of my name, well, I'm a child at heart.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Houston_Diamond
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 01:05 PM

I remember it as Rain Rain go away, come again on washing day or something like that but on googlin it it came up as;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain_Rain_Go_Away


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: PoppaGator
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 01:15 PM

Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain
Telling me just what a fool I've been
I wish that I could ......
And let me be alone again.

Rain won't you tell her that I love her so
..........so she won't go

I can't rememeber the artist's name or any more of the lyrics, but I can clearly hear the tune and the tinkly bell-like intrumental part... From top-40 pop radio, mid-to-late 1960s, is my guess.

The lyrics on the fade-out are "pitter-patter pitter-patter, whoa..."


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 01:20 PM

Not that it matters all that much, but that children's rhyme I posted works best for two syllable names.

So it would be "little Zizi wants to play"...

That was bothering me. I feel better now.

:o)


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 01:37 PM

Thanks, Houston, for correcting that rhyme.

I haven't looked at the wikipedia page yet, but what you wrote helped jump start my memory.

Here's really how I used to say that rain rain go away rhyme:

Rain rain go away
Come again some other day.
Rain rain go away.
Little Zizi wants to play.

-snip-

Of course, my name wasn't Zizi when I was a child. But how I got that name is also a whole 'nuther story.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Houston_Diamond
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 02:50 PM

It was 'The Cascades' who recorded it first I believe... I went to do a google lyrics search for it and retrieved this link 'The Cascades - Rhythm Of The Falling Rain'

It was covered by Jason Donovan but I personally don't think he did it justice :D


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Houston_Diamond
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 02:55 PM

Sorry PoppaGator, seems to have errors on the HTML in this thread, I'll give it another go 'The Cascades - Rhythm Of The Falling Rain'

oops, it was my fault... I missed the f out of 'a href' :S my bad should work now :D


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: PoppaGator
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 03:23 PM

Thanks, Mr Problem ~ The Cascades, indeed!

Not folk music, but a very nice song nevertheless.

There sure are a lot of songs about rain, aren't there? The Irma Thomas recording I mentioned abovce is one of the few, if not the only one, whose title exactly coincides with this thread title, "It's Raining."

Just thought of another good one; I trust I'm not repeating something already mentioned:

I Can't Stand the Rain

Female R&B singer; I'm thinking Betty Everett, but I believe I'm wrong about that...


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: GUEST,cStu
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 03:40 PM

Can't Stand the Rain was ann peebles I believe - an amazing record - so simple

The Darts did a song called It's Raining in 1978


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 04:01 PM

I don't think anyone's mentioned this song yet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PscogedAWTI

Eurythmics-Here Comes The Rain Again

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Unfortunately, the McCain Girls made a parody {a serious?} political called "Here Comes McCain Again". Here's a link to that video*

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/04/08/mccain-music-video-here-c_n_95609.html


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 04:11 PM

I left out the word video in that sentence, and then left off the comment that I was going to add with the asterisk.

The comment was that for some reason, I can't find the "Here Comes McCain Again" on the YouTube site itself. I wonder if the Eurythemics put a halt to the McCain Girls' use of that song and the video, which so obviously is based on that pop group's work. But the McCain Girls' song "It's Raining McCain" is also based on the Weather Girls' song a previously recorded song, and the McCain Girls' video borrows heavily from the Weather Girls' video. So ??

Btw, I understand that the McCain Girls' have also made a McCain political video called "Brainiac" {I presume it's based on the pop song "Maniac". I haven't seen that video yet, and given its' title, I presume it doesn't have anything to do with rain {or McCain}.

But, again, that's a whole 'nuther story.

:o)


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 04:57 PM

Hard Rain's a gonna fall


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 10:40 PM

Hey Rain

A favorite in Australian folk clubs, especially during wet weather, but I can't find the lyrics at the Digital Tradition, nor elsewhere on the web.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 11:52 PM

The Google Ads showing below this message box are "Little Willie Foster Rainy Day Blues" and "It's Raining Cats And Dogs".

So being curious, I decide to click on the Little Willie Foster hyperlink. That led me to http://www.pandora.com/?tc=x-036823-0035-1149&?searchFilter=artist&search=Little+Willie+Foster

This radio station plays music based on your "stated" or re-stated interest. Which is interesting. But my question is how in the world does Google Ads do that anyway? And how did Pandora know that I clicked on a Blues song? Oh, no! Big Brother is definitely watching!

But in spite of being slightly paranoid {"Slightly" Ha!}, I decided to stick around that radio link for a while and see what I could see {change that to "hear what I could hear"}.

Apparently that radio station didn't have any Little Willie Foster, though its ad said it did. Instead, that station played two songs by Sunnyland Slim {sorry I'm having a senior moment and I can't remember the names of those songs though I liked them a lot}. Then the station played Brownie McGhee's "Lover" {to Ease My Worried Mind} followed by "New Jail House Blues" by Sonny Williamson. And then I heard "Go Back To The Country by Bill "Jazz" Gillium [this one was my least favorite so far, but it still wasn't bad, with "bad" here meaning it was alright].

Though that radio station initially didn't give me what I didn't know that I wanted [that Little Willie Foster song], I was still impressed. I had just about decided to sign up with that station when in mid "stream", it cut off the song I was listening to {whose name & artist I can't remember}, and asked me to register for free continual listening. So I took the bait and signed up. Unfortunately, it turns out that this radio station is only for US residents. That works for me, but doesn't work for every Mudcat member and guests. That's a downer.

Sorry all of you non-UnitedStater guys and gals.

Anyway, I'm still listening to the station, but decided to check out that other hyperlink. That link led to a page that advertised cat and dog products, and dog training schools. Since I don't have any cats or dogs, I'm not interested. If you have cats and dogs, I figure you already have those products and since your a Mudcat member or Mudcat visitor, your dog is bound to be exceptional and well behaved. So I'm not going to include that hyperlink.

I guess I should say Thank you, Google for hipping me to that radio station. ["Thank you Google"]

I figure one out of two hyperlinks which led to something I'm interested in ain't bad.

{"Bad" here means it's good]

I'm aware that this post only tangentially has anything to do with rain. But that's not my fault.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: pavane
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 07:02 AM

Rainy Day Women #12 & 35, by Bob Dylan

(BTW Raining in my Heart was Buddy Holly, of course)

The rain gets a good mention in some versions of Clerk Saunders, too


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 07:57 AM

Well, will wonders never cease!

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

This is a oblique way of saying that I woke up this mornin and it's not raining!. "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood" is also a reference to a long running children's television program that was/is based in my adopted hometown, Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Roger's Neighborhood is the name of that program.

I've read that Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has more rainy days per year than any other US city, except, maybe Seattle, Washington. I gather from reading Flash Company's 24 Jun 08 - 10:40 AM post that Glastonbury in the UK also has a lot of rainy days.

I'm curious, where is Glastonbury in relation to London,or some other part of the UK that a geographically challenged American like me would probably have heard of?

Thanks in advance for that info.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Bryn Pugh
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 08:00 AM

Joni Mitchell - 'Eastern Rain' ?


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Subject: Lyr Add: RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA (Tony Joe White)
From: Azizi
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 08:12 AM

And continuing with a geography sub-theme, is it true that the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain?

[I'm just kidding with that one, though maybe that song line was based on a true statement]

Also, I don't think that anyone has mentioned this song yet:

RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA

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

Rainy night in Georgia
Rainy night in Georgia
I feel like it's rainin', rainin' all over the world

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

Rainy night in Georgia
Rainy night in Georgia
I feel like it's rainin', rainin' all over the world

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

Rainy night in Georgia
Rainy night in Georgia
And I feel like it's rainin' all over the world

-snip-

I know this song is associated with Brook Benton {He had a big hit with this song in 1970}. But I'm not sure who wrote it.

**

Here's a link to a YouTube video of Brook Benton singing this song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr5djzzeA3M
Brook Benton - Rainy Night In Georgia (live 1982)


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: fat B****rd
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 01:41 PM

John Hiatt "It Feels Like Rain" also done wondefully by Aaron Neville.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining (I'm Singing And Deranged)
From: Severn
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 06:20 PM

Is the rain of terror truly upon us? Or shall we, like the Eensy-Weensy Spider, rise again? If Ma was Rainey, was the Prince of Monaco Rainier? Does The Rain In Spain fall mainly down the drain? Where do the Everlys cry during a drought?

Anyway, after me, the deluge.....

Randy Newman's "Louisiana 1927"

Bessie Smith's "Backwater Blues"

The Dillards' cover of "The Rainmaker" (Harry Nilsson?)

"Galveston Flood", "Mighty Day"

"Mr. Noah" as sung by Dave Van Ronk




Less severe, (the two tier system).....

"And It Stoned Me" by Van Morrison


"Light Rain" by Taj Mahal


"Drip Drop" by The Drifters (Revived nicely by the Persuasions)

"Stormy Weather" by Lena Horne (Or do you prefer Bob Roberts on a folkie site).

"I Wish It Would Rain" by The Temptations








.....Lastly, the hit version of "I can't Stand The Rain" was by Ann Peebles, not Betty Everett.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 06:26 PM

Severn, mad props for your comments and for your list of rainy songs.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining (Up for arraignment)
From: Severn
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 07:06 PM

Thanks. I've worked a bit backstage and have seen my share of mad props.



On second thought, "Didn't It Rain" by Mahalia Jackson or "Noah" sung by the likes of, say, The Fairfield Four" might make even better deluge songs. Or at least more threatening ones.

.....(And, after Noah, Joan and their Ark Of Triumph, do you find it as I do much harder to relate to Adam & Eve, even on my mother's side?)









So, if Claude Rains, is it still visible?


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 07:54 PM

LOL!

Severn, I'm sure that you knew that "mad props" meant that I was congratulating you on your word play and on your list. But I made that hyperlink in case others didn't know what that phrase meant.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 08:54 PM

It Never Rains In California...

but it sure does in Ireland though. Reminds me of my favourite Flanders & Swann verse:

In July
The sun is hot.
Is it shining?
No, it's not.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jun 08 - 06:14 AM

AGH! I am trying to find a raggae song, the lyrics go "its raining its pouring, the old man is snoring, but my baby, don't love me no more" or something like that.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Jun 08 - 12:26 PM

Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain
Telling me just hwat a fool I've been


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: 8_Pints
Date: 26 Jun 08 - 12:31 PM

From the late Dave Allen (Irish comedian) when discussing Irish weather.

"If you can see the hills its going to rain,
   and if you can't see the hills ...."

Bob vG


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Grab
Date: 26 Jun 08 - 12:36 PM

Two using similar hook lines...

Dire Straits: "And it never rains around here, it just comes pouring down"

Albert Hammond: "It never rains in California, but boy, don't they warn ya, it pours"

Graham.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: PoppaGator
Date: 26 Jun 08 - 12:52 PM

Isn't it Southern California where it never rains, as per the song?*

SINSULL, we already mentioned that good old pop song "Rhythm of the Falling Rain," above. I was very happy to be reminded that it was recorded by The Cascades.

When a group's name is so closely related to a song title, I always suspect that they were never really an established "group," but rather a team of studio players & singers assembled to record just that one song. This makes for a special category of "one-hit wonder" ~ not an ambitious group of young friends hoping to "make it," who learn that they only have one "winner" of a song to offer (as in the wonderful movie "That Thing You Do"), but rather a more caluculated, almost cynical, phenomenon ~ an ensemble specifically put together for this one project only.   

*On second thought, about that other song: in one instance, the chorus says "It never rains in Southern California," but the other couplet quoted above does indeed omit the adjective "Southern," just before making that awful rhyme of "California" with "lemme warn ya."


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE RAIN SONG (Alex Rogers)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 26 Jun 08 - 03:59 PM

This poem by Alex Rogers has been used in shortened version in a song( by Af-Am composer Will Marion Cook), but here is the entire poem, from James Weldon Johnson, ed., 1922, "The Book of American Negro Poetry." (Online at Bartleby.com)

Lyr. Add: THE RAIN SONG
Alex Rogers, 1876-1930

Bro. Simmons
"Walk right in Brother Wilson- how you feelin' today?"
Bro. Wilson
"Jes Mod'rate, Brother Simmons, but den I ginnerly feels dat way."
Bro. Simmons
"here's White an' Black an' Brown an' Green; how's all you gent'men's been?"
Bro. White
"My health is good but my bus'ness slack."
Bro. Black
I'se been suffrin' lots wid pains in my back."
Bro. Brown
My ole woman's sick, but I'se alright-"
Bro. Green
"Yes, I went aftuh Doctur fur her 'tuther night-"
Bro. Simmons
Here's Sandy Turner, as I live!"
Bro. Turner
"Yes, I didn't 'spect to git here- but here I is!"
Bro. Simmons
"Now gent'muns, make yo'selves to home,
Dare's nothin' to fear- my ole woman's gone-
My stars, da weather's pow'ful warm-
I wouldn't be s'prised if we had a storm."
Bro. Brown
"No, Brother Simmons, we kin safely say-
'Tain't gwine to be no storm, to-day
Kase here am facts days mighty plain
An' any time you hears da cheers and tables crack
An' da folks wid rheumatics- dare joints is on da rack-"
All
"Lookout fuh rain, rain, rain.

"When da ducks quack loud an' da peacocks cry,
An' da far off hills seems to be right nigh,
Prepare fur rain, rain, rain!

"When da ole cat on da hearth wid her velvet paws
'Gins to wipin' over her whiskered jaws,
Sho' sign o' rain, rain, rain!

"When da frog's done changed his yaller vest,
An' in his brown suit he is dressed,
Mo' rain, an' still mo' rain!

"When you notice da air it stare's stock still
An' da blackbird's voice it gits so awful shrill,
Dat am da time fuh rain.

"When yo' dog quits bones an' begins to fas',
An' when you see him eatin', he's eatin' grass:
Shoes', trues', cert'nes sign ob rain!"

Refrain
"No, Brother Simmons, we kin safely say,
'Tain't gwine tuh be no rain to-day,
Kase da sut ain't fallin' an' da dogs ain't sleep,
An' you ain't seen no spiders fum dare cobwebs creep;
Las' night da sun went bright to bed,
An' da moon ain't nevah once been seen to hang her head;
If you've watched all dis, din you kin safely say,
Dat dare ain't a-gwine to be no rain to-day"

Bartleby.com, "Great Books Online."
Alex Rogers worked with the Black musicals and African-American theater of the period 1900-1920s and collaborated with J.Rosamond Johnson on some of the spirituals she arranged for James Weldon Johnson for "The Books of American Negro Spirituals." He collaborated on the stage presentations of "Sons of Ham," and "The Belle of Bridgeport," both 1900, and "In Dahomey," 1902, variously with James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson, Bob Cole, Jesse A. Shipp and Paul Laurence Dunbar, all of whom were important in bringing African-American performers and musicians to the public stage.
From "The Development of an African-American Musical Treatre 1890-1910":
Theatre


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Subject: Lyr Add: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (Freed and Brown)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 26 Jun 08 - 08:52 PM

"Rainy Night in Georgia" written by Tony Joe White, 1962. Aaron Neville did a good cover.

Lyr. Add: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
Lyrics Arthur Freed, music Nacio Herb Brown

I'm singing in the rain
Just singing in the rain
What a glorious feelin'
I'm happy again
I'm laughing at clouds
So dark up above
The sun's in my heart
And I'm ready for love
Let the stormy clouds chase
Everyone from the place
Come on with the rain
I've a smile on my face
I walk down the lane
With a happy refrain
Just singin'
Singin' in the rain.

Dancin' in the rain
Dee-ah dee-ah dee-ah
Dee-ah dee-ah dee-ah
I'm happy again!
I'm singin' and dancin' in the rain.

Sung and danced by Gene Kelly, 1952.
Lyrics in thread 7449, composers not credited.

Singing in the Rain

Frank Howard earlier had written a song titled "Singing in the Rain" in 1873.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Houston_Diamond
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 08:16 PM

"If it keeps on rainin', levee's goin' to break," - Memphis Minnie, A Perfect Circle and Led Zeppelin

"Now I, I wish it would rain down, down on me
Yes I wish it would rain, rain down on me now" - Phil Collins


"Raindrops keep fallin' on my head" - B.J. Thomas

"And it's hard to hold a candle
In the cold November rain" - Guns'n'Roses


"No april rain" - 'I Just Called To Say I Love You' - Stevie Wonder

and as mentioned-

"I can't stand the rain 'gainst my window" - Tina Turner, Anne Peebles, Precious Wilson and Eruption

they're all the ones I can think of atm... I know there are more and I know there are some good folk songs with some but I cant think atm... will post when I remember :D


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Subject: Lyr Add: IT'S GONNA RAIN (Andrae Crouch)
From: Kent Davis
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 10:36 PM

IT'S GONNA RAIN

Words and music: Andrae Crouch © Bud John Songs, Inc./Crouch Music

Chorus:
Oh, It's gonna rain
Well, it's gonna rain
Oh, you better get ready
And bear this in mind
For God showed Noah the rainbow side
"It won't be water, but fire next time"

Now way back in the Bible days
Noah told the people that it's gonna rain
But when he did they didn't pay him no mind
So when it happened they were left behind

Repeat Chorus

So when the rains began to pour
They knocked on the window and knocked on the door
But they didn't know exactly what they should do
And you don't want that to happen to you

Repeat Chorus

Then Noah cried out, "I'm sorry my friends,
But God has shut the door and you can't get in
If something doesn't happen to the hearts of men
The same old thing is going to happen again"
I said, "The same old thing is going to happen again"
You know, "The same old thing is going to happen again"

Repeat Chorus

You know...

Repeat Chorus

He said, "It won't be water, but fire next time"
He said, "It won't be water, but fire next time"

Scriptural Reference:

"I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth." Genesis 9:11
"But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare." 2 Peter 3:10

Kent Davis


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 11:06 PM

Where have I been? I just clicked on the link on your first post, Azizi. Thanks for the link to really enjoyable video with great singing!


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 29 Jun 08 - 11:16 PM

Thanks to all who have shared the titles, lyrics, video links, and/or lines from such interesting examples of songs that mention rain.

I like the fact that these examples come from so many different genres of music.

**

leeneia, wherever you've been I hope it's not been raining there-that is, unless your area needs rain.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining (Pennies From Severn)
From: Severn
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 01:49 AM

Then there's rain as aphrodisiac, a la "Rain On The Roof" by The Loving Spoonful, "Rain At The Drive In" by NRBQ, or "Rhythm Of The Rain" by whoever did that one.

Or Eric Clapton's "Let It Rain", love itself as rain.

Or rain as money-"Pennies From Heaven", rain as a jackpot from The Lord's own slot machine.

Or "April Showers", if you'd rather be paid off in violets.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: PoppaGator
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 09:25 AM

Thanks to leenia for referring us back to the beginning of this conversation.

As I understand it, "It's Raining Men" was written and arranged by TV music director Paul Shaffer, currently working on Letterman's Late Show, formerly on Saturday Night Live, and regular bandleader for the annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame extravganza and a few other such events.

Dave likes to give Paul an occasional ribbing about his connection to this song. It's an excellent recording and the Weather Girls can really sing (better than the McCain Girls, that's for sure), but ~ the song is really pretty silly and easy to ridicule, doncha think?


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 05:52 PM

It's flippant and zany. But in a society that loses so many men to war, illegal drugs and violent crime, the line 'so every woman can find a perfect guy' doesn't seem so silly after all.

(I realize that we lose women too, but not as many.)

I read in the paper today that every day about 18 veterans commit suicide. Terrible!

On a more cheerful note, the video is great entertainment. I wouldn't ridicule great entertainment. That bit where the guys in the trench coats kick high and start spinning - that's upright bipedalism in its noblest form.

Azizi - we've had lots of rain here in Kansas City but no flooding. Thanks for asking.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: GUEST,crazy little woman
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 06:00 PM

upright bipedalism in its noblest form?

I believe the word you are searching for is 'ballet.'


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: PoppaGator
Date: 30 Jun 08 - 10:11 PM

Very nice, and very sobering, observations, leeneia.

I think I just spelled your name correctly for the first time (except for omitting "GUEST,").


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Subject: Lyr Add: STORMY WEATHER (Koehler, Arlen)
From: Azizi
Date: 01 Jul 08 - 03:05 AM

STORMY WEATHER
(Koehler, Arlen; 1933)

Transcribed from Lena Horne with Orchestra Conducted by Lou Bring, from vocals by Lena Horne, recorded December 15, 1941.
From Lena Horne, L'Art Vocal, vol. 11. La Selection1935-1941; DK 025


Don't know why
There's no sun up in the sky,
Stormy weather,
Since my man and I ain't together,
Keeps rainin' all the time.

Life is bare,
Gloom and misery everywhere,
Stormy weather,
Just can't get my poor self together,
I'm weary all the time, the time.
So weary all the time.

When he went away, the blues walked in and met me,
If he stays away, old rocking chair will get me,
All I do is pray the Lord above will let me
Walk in the sun once more.

Can't go on,
All I have in life is gone,
Stormy weather,
Since my man and I ain't together,
Keeps rainin' all the time.
Keeps rainin' all the time.

I walk around, heavy-hearted and sad,
Night comes around, I'm still feelin' bad,
Rain pourin' down, blindin' every hope I had,
This pitterin', patterin', beatin' and spatterin' drives me mad!
Love, love, love, love!
This misery is just too much for me!

Can't go on,
Everything I had is gone,
Stormy weather,
Since my man and I ain't together,
Keeps rainin' all the time,
Keeps rainin' all the time.

http://www.heptune.com/lyrics/stormywe.html

**

Here's a link to a Lena Horne singing that song in the now classic 1943 film Stormy Weather. This video also includes a partial clip of the ballet dancing that follows Ms. Horne's singing in that movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCG3kJtQBKo&feature=related
Lena Horne - Stormy Weather (1943)


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 01 Jul 08 - 03:11 AM

Oh, so that's why it's been rainin, and thunderin and lightenin so much in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-not to mention so many other places.

Well, now that I have that explanation [and now that this thread has moved beyond the #66 that I don't particularly like], I can go back to bed and hopefully this time have pleasant dreams.

Goodnight, good morning, good afternoon to you all [pick whichever applies].

:o)


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 01 Jul 08 - 09:25 AM

Thanks for the link to the Lena Horne number. My father was a great fan of Lena.

It did give me the shivers to see those dancers on a slick (prob. wet) surface, however.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: SINSULL
Date: 01 Jul 08 - 09:48 AM

Teardrops
I sit in my room
Looking out at the rain
My tears are like crystals
They cover my window pane.
I am thinking of our lost romance
And how it could have been
Oh if we only could start over again.
I know you'll never forgive me dear
For running out on you
I was wrong to take a chance
With somebody new
I'm lonely and I'm blue
But I'll try to get along
Without you.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: SINSULL
Date: 01 Jul 08 - 09:50 AM

Has anyone mentioned the Everly Brothers' "I'll Do My Cryin' In The Rain"?

Sorry for the hiccup Poppagator. The Cascades...


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Subject: RE: Raining (Golden Showers- Rain's Greatest Hits)
From: Severn
Date: 01 Jul 08 - 10:34 AM

Amend my last post. It wasn't "Rhythm Of The Rain" I was thinking of, but rather, Lou Christie's "Rhapsody In The Rain".


How about Johnnie Ray's "The Little Cloud That Cried" for a classic bit of over-emoting? The man who turned crying into a career, in his day.


....I usually hate to hear a grown man cry, (with the exception of Bobby "Blue" Bland, of course).


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: fat B****rd
Date: 01 Jul 08 - 04:09 PM

Here Comes That Rainy Day


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jul 08 - 06:35 PM

That Ain't No Rain

"Don't you pee all over my nice tin roof,
And try to tell me it's the rain.
The banker's got my good old farm,
My family's all in pain.

This sad old house is all we got,
The cotton fields are gone.
Sheriff's give us 30 days
To pack up and move along."


I found that scrap of a lyric in an old "Sing Out" from the early 1960's. I don't remember who left it there, whether it was a "work in progress" or part of a whole song. Sounds like something from the Depression/Dust Bowl era or, more likely, something meant to give that impression.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: GUEST,Joseph de Culver City
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 10:39 AM

I guess I'm the only one who will mention the obvious reference:

'Rain'-The Beatles



"...I don't mind" (Joel Chandler Harris school of psychology)


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Subject: Lyr Add: DIDN'T IT RAIN
From: Azizi
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 06:53 PM

It occurred to me that though we have gathered on one thread a number of songs from another of different genres about rain & storms, there aren't many examples of religious songs.

Here's a link to the lyrics to Mahalia Jackson's version of the African American spiritual "Didn't It Rain":

http://www.rhapsody.com/mahaliajackson/gospelsspiritualshymns/didntitrain/lyrics.html

**
Here's a link to a YouTube of Mahalia Jackson singing this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DnKysWTXSk

**

And here's another version of this song by the Five Blind Boys Of Alabama:

Didn't It Rain
[African American Spiritual]

CHORUS
Well, didn't it rain children?
God gonna send the water from Zion;
He gonna raise heaven up higher,
Didn't it rain, rain, rain.

Verse #1
My Lord, my God got angry on his thrown. ["throne"]
He didn't like what he heard when he got testimony.
Go down angel and stir up a flood;
Role back the sun and change the moon into blood.
Come back angel and bar the door;
God given grace won't be no more.

They tell me, great God, when it started to rain,
Women and children came running in vain.
They bang on the widow, battered at the door,
Saying Brother Noah, can you take on more?
Noah said, "I'm sorry my friend,
God got the key and you can't get in."
Noah wasn't worried 'bout the children getting in;
He was worried 'bout the animals more.

CHORUS
Well, didn't it rain children?
God gonna send the water from Zion;
He gonna raise heaven up higher,
Didn't it rain, rain, rain.

VERSE #2
Tell me it rained forty days and nights without stopping;
Noah looked out at the water but the water kept a dropping.
He sent out a raven, he sent out a dove,
But the water, good God, kept coming from above.
They tell me little children, the bird did sing,
But he couldn't find land to rest his wing.
Noah wasn't worried 'bout the resting of his wing;
He was worried 'bout the animals more.

CHORUS
Well, didn't it rain children?
God gonna send the water from Zion;
He gonna raise heaven up higher,
Didn't it rain, rain, rain.

VERSE #3
They tell me that the wind did blow and the ship did rock,
But Noah couldn't find nowhere to stop.
My God spoke and whispered low;
Told brother Noah where he wanted him to go.
He said look out Noah, the rain gone stop;
I want you to land on the mountain top.
God showed Noah a rainbow sign,
And said it won't be water but fire next time.
But Noah wasn't worried 'bout the rainbow sign;
He was worried 'bout the animals more.

CHORUS
Well, didn't it rain children?
God gonna send the water from Zion;
He gonna raise heaven up higher,
Didn't it rain, rain, rain.

http://www.kovideo.net/lyrics/b/Blind-Boys-Of-Alabama/Didnt-It-Rain.html


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Subject: Lyr Add: PEACE BE STILL (Rev. James Cleveland)
From: Azizi
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 07:00 PM

Here's an African American gospel song that mentions a stormy sea:   

Peace Be Still
[Rev. James Cleveland]

Verse 1
Master, the tempest is raging.
The billows are tossing high.
The sky is o'er shadowed with blackness,
no shelter or help is nigh.
Carest Thou not that we perish?
How canst Thou lie asleep,
when each moment so madly is threatening,
a grave in the angry deep?

Chorus
The winds and the waves
shall obey my will, peace be still.
Whether the wrath of the storm-tossed sea
or demons, or men, or whatever it be.
No water can swallow the ship where lies
the Master of ocean and earth and skies;
they shall sweetly obey my will,
peace be still, peace be still.
They all shall sweetly obey my will;
peace, peace be still.

Verse 2
Master, with anguish of spirit I bow in my grief today.
The depths of my sad heart are troubled.
Oh, waken and save, I pray!
Torrents of sin and of anguish
sweep o'er my sinking soul,
And I perish! I perish! dear Master.
Oh, hasten and take control!

Chorus

Verse 3
Master, the terror is over, the elements sweetly rest.
Earth's sun in the calm lake is mirrored,
and heaven's within my breast.
Linger, O blessed Redeemer!
Leave me alone no more,
and with joy I shall make the blest harbor
and rest on the blissful shore.

Chorus
http://www.lyricstime.com/rev-james-cleveland-peace-be-still-lyrics.html

-snip-

I figure a song about wind blown stormy seas [in life or really out at sea] is close enough to be given a place in this illustrious thread.

**

Here's a link to a video of Rev. Cleveland's now classic song "Peace Be Still":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgKSdyNJ-TM

-snip-

Btw, the choir that sung this song-Shiloh Baptist Church choir, Trenton, New Jersey-appears to be part of an outdoor Christmas play. And,judging from the yellow raincoats that the choir members are wearing, it looks like they may indeed have been singing in the rain.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 07:11 PM

Harry Belafonte did a Carnegie Hall concert album in around 1959 or so. Robert Cormier and the "Belafonte Singers" did a rousing, if heavily arranged, version of "Didn't it Rain" and a quieter "The Red Rosy Bush" on the album. Miriam Makeba,Odetta and the Chad Mitchell Trio were also featured. It was my first exposure to all three. I still have the recording.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 07:45 PM

To change things up quite a bit-

I just posted this link on another Mudcat thread, and just noticed that the song includes the word "showers" [as in rain showers].

So...here's a link to the YouTube video:

Tip-Toe Through The Tulips
Tip-Toe Through The Tulips (1929)

"This is the original. Nick Lucas performing in Gold Diggers Of Broadway".


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: fat B****rd
Date: 03 Jul 08 - 03:57 AM

What's the one from 'Bambi' Little April Showers? Not forgetting 'The Day That The Rains Came Down'


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jul 08 - 02:18 PM

I don't think anyone has mentioned "Don't Let the Rain Come In" (Crooked Man) recorded by The Brothers Four and The Serendipity Singers. Quite the appropriate song for this thread.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining (songs about rain)
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 02:46 AM

PLEASE someone help me!!!
I need the artist and song name. The theme of the vidoeclip is about a flood of biblical proportions and men have constructed a new ark and they are putting animals and paintings( i belive it was shown a poicture of Mona Lisa) and the singer is singing in the rain and i remember one line from the whole song : It won't be long now....


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Subject: RE: It's Raining (songs about rain)
From: GUEST,Woodsie
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 05:07 AM

Steve Bowditch song
It Was Raining


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Subject: RE: It's Raining (songs about rain)
From: Rog Peek
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 06:27 AM

After Rain - Ralph McTell

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Subject: RE: It's Raining (songs about rain)
From: BK Lick
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 11:12 PM

When that I was a little tiny boy
With a heigh-ho, the wind and the rain
For the rain it raineth ev'ry day.

The Two Sisters
Oh, there were two sisters come a-walking down the stream
Oh, the wind and rain
And one of them pushed the other one in
Crying, oh, the wind and rain

Percy's Song (Dylan)
Bad news, bad news, come to me where I sleep
Turn, turn, turn again
Say, one of your friends is in trouble deep
Turn, turn, to the rain and the wind

Just Like rain (Kathy Kallick)

If I Could Be the Rain (Bruce Phillips)


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Subject: RE: It's Raining (songs about rain)
From: GUEST,Steamin' Willie
Date: 18 Jul 10 - 11:37 AM

I've just bought a Rainsong guitar. Does that count?

(Sorry, just any old opportunity to shout it from the rooftops. Best guitar I have ever played, let alone owned!)

At school, I am sure we sang a song called "The rain of Good Queen Bess."

I'll get me coat.....


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Subject: RE: It's Raining (songs about rain)
From: stephengriffith
Date: 18 Jul 10 - 08:19 PM

Crooked Little Man (Don't Let the Rain Come Down) was written by Ersel Hickey & Ed E. Miller and recorded by The Serendipity Singers, 1964. I sing it for kindergarteners. They love it. Here's my play sheet.

Crooked Little Man, The [Capo 2]

Uh-[G]huh, oh no, don't let the [C]rain come down
Uh-[D]huh, oh no, don't let the [G]rain come down
Uh-[G]huh, oh no, don't let the [C]rain come down
My [D]roof's got a hole in it and I might drown
Oh yes, my [D]roof's got a hole in it
And I might [G]drown

There [G]was a crooked man
And he [D]had a crooked smile
[D]Had a crooked sixpence
And he [G]walked a crooked mile
[G]Had a crooked cat
And he [C]had a crooked mouse
They [D]all lived together
In a crooked little [G]house

Uh-[G]huh, oh no, don't let the [C]rain come down
Uh-[D]huh, oh no, don't let the [G]rain come down
Uh-[G]huh, oh no, don't let the [C]rain come down
My [D]roof's got a hole in it and I might drown
Oh yes, my [D]roof's got a hole in it
And I might [G]drown

Well, this [G]crooked little man
And his [D]crooked little smile
[D]Took a crooked sixpence
And he [G]walked a crooked mile
[G]Bought some crooked nails
And a [C]crooked little bat
[D]Tried to fix his roof with a rat-a-tat-[G]tat


Uh-[G]huh, oh no, don't let the [C]rain come down
Uh-[D]huh, oh no, don't let the [G]rain come down
Uh-[G]huh, oh no, don't let the [C]rain come down
My [D]roof's got a hole in it and I might drown
Oh yes, my [D]roof's got a hole in it
And I might [G]drown

Now this [G]crooked little man
And his [D]crooked cat and mouse
They [D]all lived together
In a [G]crooked little house
[G]Has a crooked door
With a [C]crooked little latch
That's a [D]crooked group
With the crooked little [G]patch

UUh-[G]huh, oh no, don't let the [C]rain come down
Uh-[D]huh, oh no, don't let the [G]rain come down
Uh-[G]huh, oh no, don't let the [C]rain come down
My [D]roof's got a hole in it and I might drown
Oh yes, my [D]roof's got a hole in it
And I might [G]drown
UUh-[G]huh, oh no,
Don't let the [C]rain [D]come [G]down


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Subject: RE: It's Raining (songs about rain)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 12:21 AM

Lightfoot--Early Morning rain
Beatles--Rain--have heard this folkified


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Subject: RE: It's Raining (songs about rain)
From: GUEST,essex girl
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 03:56 AM

Rainmakers by Mundy-Turner.   OOPS sorry you wish itto stop not start.!1


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Subject: RE: It's Raining (songs about rain)
From: GUEST,Gail
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 04:13 AM

Aint' That Rain, recorded in the 60s by Carolyn Hester. Don't know who wrote it but it's a really poignant song about farm workers losing pay because it keeps on raining.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining (songs about rain)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 10:37 AM

It might as well Rain until September by Carole King


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Subject: RE: It's Raining (songs about rain)
From: GUEST,Steamin' Willie
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 11:12 AM

The Maid of Coleraine?

I used to be in a band that did (I thought) a nice acoustic version of Led Zeppelin's rain song. It lends itself to a simple arrangement rather well.

haven't read every last post above, so sorry if these have been mentioned;

Rainy night in Soho - Pogues
Anything by Wet Wet Wet
(getting desperate now, so will shut up.)


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Subject: RE: It's Raining (songs about rain)
From: PoppaGator
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 03:37 PM

Reading through this OLD thread, I was surprised that no one mentioned the Beatles "Rain" for quite a while (although it finally rated a mention). That song is special for me because itwas on the set list for my first and only-ever paying job as an electric bass player. (It has a very simple, but very interesting, Paul McCartney bass part.)

And I thought of one more pertinent song, completely omitted so far (I think): "Box of Rain" by Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead. It's a very complicated piece and devilisihly hard to sing; I doubt that it was ever performed live nearly as nicely as it sounds in the near-perfect studio version.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining (songs about rain)
From: PoppaGator
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 03:40 PM

Box of Rain
Robert Hunter (lyrics) Phil Lesh (music)

Look out of any window, any morning, any evening, any day.
Maybe the sun is shining, birds are winging,
No rain is falling from a heavy sky.
What do you want me to do, to do for you to see you through?
For this is all a dream we dreamed one afternoon, long ago.

Walk out of any doorway, feel your way, feel your way like the day before.
Maybe you'll find direction,
Around some corner where it's been waiting to meet you.
What do you want me to do, to watch for you while you are sleeping?
Then please don't be surprised when you find me dreaming too.

Look into any eyes you find by you, you can see clear to another day,
Maybe been seen before, through other eyes on other days while going home.
What do you want me to do, to do for you to see you through?
It's all a dream we dreamed one afternoon, long ago.

Walk into splintered sunlight,
Inch your way through dead dreams to another land.
Maybe you're tired and broken,
Your tongue is twisted with words half spoken and thoughts unclear

What do you want me to do, to do for you to see you through?
A box of rain will ease the pain, and love will see you through.

Just a box of rain, wind and water,
Believe it if you need it, if you don't just pass it on.
Sun and shower, wind and rain,
In and out the window like a moth before a flame.

And it's just a box of rain, I don't know who put it there,
Believe it if you need it, or leave it if you dare.

And it's just a box of rain, or a ribbon for your hair;
Such a long long time to be gone, and a short time to be there.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining (songs about rain)
From: Y_Not
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 08:04 PM

When life is "Raining Stones"


Raining Stones


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Subject: RE: It's Raining (songs about rain)
From: Y_Not
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 08:06 PM

Sorry I should have said if you click on the link it will take you to the song on YouTube


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Subject: RE: It's Raining (songs about rain)
From: Larry The Radio Guy
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 12:20 AM

My favorite "rain" song with the classic first opening:

"Yesterday's newspapers forecast no rain for today
Yesterday's news was old news, the skies are all grey".

The song is Angeline by Mickey Newbury. (I believe he originally recorded it on an lp called "Looks Like Rain" on Mercury.)


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Subject: RE: It's Raining (songs about rain)
From: Ebbie
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 02:30 AM

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From: GUEST,Steamin' Willie - PM
Date: 18 Jul 10 - 11:37 AM

I've just bought a Rainsong guitar. Does that count?

(Sorry, just any old opportunity to shout it from the rooftops. Best guitar I have ever played, let alone owned!)"

Alaska's Kray Van Kirk has two of them, Steamin'. He bought the first one when two cherished wood guitars shattered in the severe cold of Interior Alaska. Bought another Rainsong when he discovered he loved the sound.

Juneau, Alaska is in a temperate rain forest. This song is a small exaggeration.

Rain Country

In the Winter it's raining, the clouds are dark and low
It's the normal condition, everybody wants it so
With snow-covered mountains, the valleys wet below
In Southeast Alaska we have more rain than snow.

In Spring the clouds are heavy with impending change
Fog and hail, brief sun and wind, we go all the range
There is no predicting, but always - or in the main -
In Southeast Alaska in Spring there is rain

Ah, but in the summer the misty air's serene
Clothes damp-dry on the line, the grass is cool and green
But hang your coat by the fire lest you go out again
In Southeast Alaska Summer brings rain

In Autumn the storms return, dark clouds are in the sky
Wind strips leaves from all the trees and sends them flying high
Galoshes slosh and waters rush. A familiar refrain:
In Southeast Alaska it's raining. Again.

We're a special kind of people who live here, don't you know
We've made our peace with weather. With rain, not with snow
So we take pride in saying, though it may cause some pain
In Southeast Alaska, we love and live in rain
This is Southeast Alaska. Bring on the rain!


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Subject: RE: It's Raining (songs about rain)
From: Young Buchan
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 07:01 PM

From WW1:
Raining, raining, raining,
Always bloody raining;
Raining all the night
And raining all the day.

Grousing, grousing, grousing,
Always bloody grousing;
Grousing at the weather,
And grousing at the pay.

Marching, marching, marching,
Always bloody marching;
When this war is over
We'll march no bloody more.

Climbing out of barracks -
Yes and we can do it.
Fourteen days detention
As we have had before.

Raining, raining, raining,
Always bloody raining;
Raining all the night
And raining all the day.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining (songs about rain)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 07:08 PM

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Subject: RE: It's Raining (songs about rain)
From: mousethief
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 10:16 PM

Elvis: Cold Kentucky Rain
Supertramp: It's Raining Again
Dylan: A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall
Bruce Cockburn: Radium Rain
Cowsills: The Rain, the Park, and Other Things
The Who: Love Reign O'er Me


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Subject: RE: It's Raining (songs about rain)
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 07:30 AM

There's quite a few West Gallery items that mention rain, but the most prominent is "Rainbow" with its description of clouds as "wandering cisterns in the sky".


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Subject: RE: It's Raining (songs about rain)
From: GUEST,MIaharted
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 07:50 AM

How about "Here's That Rainy Day?"

I love the last line:

"Funny how love becomes a cold rainy day/
And funny, that rainy day is here."

Tons of people have recorded it.

Or "April Showers?"


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Subject: RE: It's Raining (songs about rain)
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 08:18 AM

I've just remebered that the first record played on Radio One was "Flowers in he rain" by the Move.


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