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Monday, May 07, 2007

Don’t Let the Rain Fall Down

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Whenever I’m blue (like now) or sometimes even when I’m feeling silly, I sing “Oh No, Don’t Let the Rain Fall Down,” out loud or just in my head. For some reason it makes me feel better. Maybe it’s because I learned the song as a child in music class, along with “Santa Lucia” and Erie Canal (Low Bridge, Everybody Down).

I wish I could find a recorded version of this song and the others. But if you see me and you want to know how these songs sound, especially “Don’t Let the Rain Fall Down,” I’d be happy to sing a little for you.

Don’t Let the Rain Fall Down
By The Serendipity Singers

Oh, no, don't let the rain come down
Oh, no, don't let the rain come down
Oh, no, don't let the rain come down
My roof's got a hole in it and I might drown
Oh, yes, my roof's got a hole in it and I might drown

THERE WAS A CROOKED MAN AND HE HAD A CROOKED SMILE.
HE FOUND A CROOKED SIX PENCE AGAINST A CROOKED STILE.
HE BOUGHT A CROOKED CAT, AND HE CAUGHT A CROOKED MOUSE.
THEY ALL LIVED TOGETHER IN A CROOKED LITTLE HOUSE.

Oh, no, don't let the rain come down
Oh, no, don't let the rain come down
Oh, no, don't let the rain come down
My roof's got a hole in it and I might drown
Oh, yes, my roof's got a hole in it and I might drown

(click here for the all of the lyrics to the song)

6 comments:

Anne said...

I've never heard that song. It's wonderful how songs from our childhood return to us sometimes and comfort us.
...how are you today, Alicia?

Alicia Benjamin said...

Anne,
Yes, it's amazing how many times this song will come back to me. And the Santa Lucia song is beautiful. If I'm not mistaken, I believe the music teacher taught it to us in Italian! Isn't that amazing? Come to think of it, I think she was Italian.
I'm doing much better today Anne, thanks for your concern.
:-)

ricardo said...

thank you, alicia, for posting the lyrics to that song. i was born in mississippi, but grew up in san diego, and in 1964 my father recorded me and my four siblings singing a version of that song. i play the tape for my daughters, ifa (4yrs) and maya (7yrs), all the time, and now they want to teach their music teacher the song! so, the lyrics will be very helpful--now the young will teach the elders... thank-youthank-youthank-youthanks!

Alicia Benjamin said...

Ricardo,
Ifa and Maya are beautiful names for girls!
I'm glad these lyrics have found their way back into your life. I bet that recording is PRICELESS--don't ever lose it.
:-)
Peace and blessings,
Alicia

Anonymous said...

I also grew up with that song - whenever I remember it, it brings back such fond memories. Actually, on "Friends', they were talking about the Crooked man which then me google the song so I could hear it again. When I googled it, your page came up. I tried to find the song on youtube but no luck. But when I looked on i-tunes, I found it!! In case you're interested, it's by The Serendipity Singers. Have a very great day. Best,Tammy

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

Tammy,
I'm glad you found the song!
I sing it to my 6-year-old daughter now sometimes and she thinks it's REALLY silly. She'll often ask me to stop singing it.
:-)
Peace,
Alicia