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Rain Rain Go Away Nursery Rhymes Video & Lyrics.mp4

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Published on Aug 4, 2011

"Rain Rain Go Away" is a popular English language nursery rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song

Similar rhymes can be found in many societies, including ancient Greece. The modern English language rhyme can be dated to at least to the seventeenth century when James Howell in his collection of proverbs noted:
Raine raine goe to Spain: faire weather come againe.[1]
A version very similar to the modern version was noted by John Aubrey in 1687 as used by "little children" to "charme away the Raine...":
Rain raine goe away,
Come again a Saturday.[1]
A wide variety of alternative have been recorded including: "Midsummer day", "washing day", "Christmas Day" and "Martha's wedding day".[1]
In the mid-nineteenth century James Orchard Halliwell collected and published the version:
Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day
Little Arthur wants to play.[2]
In a book from the late 19th century, the lyrics are as follows:
Rain, Rain,
Go away;
Come again,
April day;
Little Johnny wants to play.

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