A Nursery Rhyme, a Children’s Song and a Poem about the Rain

Today the sun is finally shining here in New York! Hurray! But, the rain and flooding made me lose my internet connection for the past 24+ hours (the horror!!!) so here’s yesterday’s posting…

Friday, October 14, 2005

It’s raining for the seventh day here in New York. A couple of days ago, it was a bit warmer. My daughter couldn’t wait to use her Sesame Street umbrella. So I let her go out back with my son and just play in the rain. It was a nice moment, and it reminded me of my own childhood, splashing through puddles.

So, here’s a very popular rain song from when I was a child in the seventies. It’s still sung by children today…

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Rain, rain, go away,
Come again some other day

Nowadays I’ll add…

Lila and Mommy want to play,
So come again some other day.

Here’s a funny poem about rain that I found…

The Rain

The rain it raineth every day,
Upon the just and unjust fella,
But more upon the just, because
The unjust hath the just’s umbrella

Here’s one last one, an amusing Mother Goose nursery rhyme…

Doctor Foster went to Gloucester*

Doctor Foster went to Gloucester
In a shower of rain,
He stepped in a puddle,
Right up to his middle,
And never went there again.

*Gloucester is pronounced as “gloster” and rhymes with Foster.

Hope all you readers out there are staying dry, or even better, that you have nice weather!

If anyone would like to send me a poem, rhyme or song about the rain. I’d be happy to post it here. Please email me.

Come visit Mama Lisa’s House of Nursery Rhymes for more Mother Goose Rhymes about the rain.

I, personally, will be looking for songs and rhymes about the sun!

-Lisa

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