Rain, Rain, Go Away


Nursery rhyme, U.K.

“Rain, Rain, Go Away” is a nursery song about driving away the rain, so the children can play outside. The lyrics are known at least from the 17th century, included in a collection of proverbs.

The text of the song is offered for improvisation or adaption by the children using different names or places where the rain can go.

The form of the song is “repetitive” (see also “Finger Family”, “If You’re Happy and You Know It”, ‘Baby Bumblebee”, “Wheels on the Bus”, “Old MacDonald had a Farm”)


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“Rain, Rain, Go Away”  lyrics (English)

Rain, rain, go away
come again another day
Little Johnny wants to play
rain, rain, go to Spain

Rain, rain, go away
come again another day
Little baby wants to play
Rain, rain, go away


“Rain, Rain, Go Away”  Music Score / sheet music with chords

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“Rain, Rain, Go Away”  Teaching idea & activities

Sing on a round and exercise the names of lands which you have already learned:

The teacher sings the first verses

(Rain, rain, go away,
come again another day)

and the children, one after the other, respond singing their names and different places

(little Johnny wants to play,
rain, rain, go to Spain,


little Penny wants to play,
rain, rain, go to China,


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It was created to provide teaching material to anyone giving music lessons to children or adults, that is music teachers and parents. It was also conceived for anyone who would like to live the Christmas spirit or the spirit of childhood.

Singing Bell offers free nursery rhymes and other free songs for children from all over the globe, as well as nursery rhyme lyrics. Popular songs like "London Bridge is falling down", "Old MacDonald had a farm", "Rain, rain, go away", "Itsy-Bitsy spider" and, of course, "The Wheels on the bus". Great hits also include "La Cucaracha" (with original English lyrics for children), "Auld Lang Syne" and "Mexican Hat Dance" (also with original English lyrics for kids).

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