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“Songs of a Little Child’s Day”
Fair Days and Stormy

"Raining! Raining!" Lyrics, Text Format

Beginning rhythms lead to advanced intervals, including an ascending dominate octave skip.



  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: AaBC
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervals: advanced: So\Do, Re\Ti, Re\So, So/So ascending dominate octave skip, Mi\Ti, Do/Mi, Re/Fa, Mi\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth, octave skip, repeat signs
  • Key Words: weather, earth science, trees, grasses, roots, rain, sparrow, bathing pool, whispered, bright, cool, murmured, shouted, wear, rubber boots

“Raining! Raining!” 

“Raining! raining!” sang the sparrow,
“This will fill my bathing pool.”
“Raining!” whispered all the flowers,
“Now we shall be bright and cool.”
“Raining!” murmured trees and grasses,
“Oh, how good for thirsty roots!”
“Raining! raining!” shouted Johnnie,
“I can wear my rubber boots!”
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