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Lyr Req: Strange Rain (Tom Paxton)


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Lucia 03 Nov 98 - 11:16 PM
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Subject: TOM PAXTON'S Strange Rain
From: Lucia
Date: 03 Nov 98 - 11:16 PM

I have heard this song "Strange Rain" by Tom Paxton some years back. It is a song about Hiroshima, black rain, etc. Would love to have a recording of it or lyrics at least. Been looking for years and the singer who sung it for me has passed away.

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From: Alice
Date: 04 Nov 98 - 05:41 PM

I couldn't get through to the database to see if this is already there, but you can find it in Oak Publications of a Tom Paxton songbook called "Ramblin Boy and Other Songs by Tom Paxton". Lyrics and music are there. I suggest you go to the top of this page, click on the catfish/banjo and order it from or Barnes and Noble, so Mudcat can get a few pennies.

alice in montana

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From: rich r
Date: 04 Nov 98 - 06:21 PM

For those interested, there is supposed to be a CD out in January containing a bunch of songs from Tom Paxton's Elecktra recording days. Those first 6 or so albums have not been reissued on CD so a sampling of them is better than nothing. I doubt this song would be among the selections, so you better get the book too

rich r

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Strange Rain (Tom Paxton)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Apr 05 - 05:12 AM

Bobby Darin recorded STRANGE RAIN. It's on "Earthy!/Golden Folk Hits" (two 1963 LPs reissued as one CD). From a sound sample:

...and what will become of my son?
My kid won't eat what I feed him
All day, ev'ry day,
My kid won't eat what I feed him....

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Subject: Lyr Add: STRANGE RAIN
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 11:10 PM

Words and music by Tom Paxton
As sung by Bobby Darin on "Earthy!/Golden Folk Hits" (2002)

Strange rain fallin' around us
All day, ev'ry day,
Strange rain fallin' around us
And what will become of my baby?

CHORUS: Baby, my baby,
Much too little to run,
Baby, my baby,
[And] what will become of my son?

Measurin' death for a suit, Lord,
All day, ev'ry day,
They're measurin' death for a suit, Lord,
And what will become of my baby? CHORUS

My kid don't eat what I feed him,
All day, ev'ry day,
My kid won't eat what I feed him,
And what will become of my baby? CHORUS

Strange rain fallin' around us
All day, ev'ry day,
There's strange rain fallin' around us
And what will become of my son?

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Strange Rain (Tom Paxton)
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 11 Oct 14 - 02:16 AM

Don't know who uploaded this: Robbins & Paxton - Teen Angel/Strange Rain. It's only a sound sample and not complete, though.

This is actually released on a promo single record back in 1961 by Tom Paxton and Gil Robbins (manager of the Gaslight and father of Tim Robbins).


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