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DIDN’T IT RAIN

DIDN’T IT RAIN

 

“Didn’t It Rain”, sometimes given as “Oh, Didn’t It Rain”, is an American gospel song. It originated as a Negro spiritual or work song, and appeared in sheet music for piano art song form in a 1919 arrangement by Henry Thacker Burleigh (1866–1949). Some of the most famous modern version were recorded by The Galilee Singers (1923-1929?) The Golden Gate Quartet (1941)  Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1948) Mahalia Jackson (1954) Marion Williams (1967) Rev. James Cleveland (1982) Tom Jones (2010) Hugh Laurie (2013).

 

Didn’t it rain children, talk about rain oh my Lord

Didn’t it, Didn’t, Didn’t, oh my Lord Didn’t it rain

 

Didn’t it rain children, talk about rain oh my Lord

Didn’t it, Didn’t it, Didn’t it, oh my Lord Didn’t it

rain

 

Rain, rain, oh my Lord

Didn’t it, Didn’t it, Didn’t it, oh my Lord Didn’t it

rain

 

When you read in the Good Book you’ll understand

Why Noah lived as a righteous man

The Lord called Noah and gave him a plan

Said: “Build me an ark at my command”

Just listen how it’s raining, all day, all night

Water rising in the east, water rising in the west

Men groaning in the north, some moaning in the south

All day, all night oh oh oh oooo

Just listen how it’s raining all day all night

 

Didn’t it rain, talk about rain oh my Lord

Didn’t it, Didn’t it, Didn’t it, oh my Lord Didn’t it

rain

 

Rain, rain oh my Lord

 

Didn’t it, Didn’t it, Didn’t it, oh my Lord Didn’t it

rain

 

Then the Lord told Noah take ’em two by two

The ox and the fox an the kangaroo

The wicked man if he don’t repent

Leave ’em there until my judgment

 

Just listen how it’s raining all day all night

Water rising in the east, water rising in the west

Men groaning in the north, men moaning in the south

All day all night, well well well well well well well

well

Let me hear you groan some tune

Let me hear you moan some children

All day, all night,

Water rising in the east, water rising in the west

Men groaning in the north, some moaning in the south

All day, all night

Didn’t it rain, talk about rain oh my Lord

Didn’t it, Didn’t it, Didn’t it, oh my Lord Didn’t it

rain

 

Rain, rain oh my Lord

Didn’t it, Didn’t it, Didn’t it, oh my Lord Didn’t it

rain.