Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

It has been raining now for two days, and I have found myself humming the old nursery rhyme "Rain, Rain." Mother Goose's rhymes, of course, originated in England and were often associated with an historical event. This particular rhyme celebrates the spectacular defeat of the Spanish Armada by the English fleet. They were aided in this defeat by the lovely English weather...rain, rain, and more rain. Thus we have the following rhyme:

Rain, rain, go away,
Come again another day.
Little Johnny wants to play;
Rain, rain, go to Spain,
Never show your face again.



  1. You have had rain and we have had record heat and humidity! Better today...
    I love nursery rhymes-and did not realize the origin of that one...I sing that a lot when it is raining out:)
    Also, loved your tree post--I am have an attachment to trees, always have, they are so beautiful.

  2. I envy you as well Missie. We've been praying for some rain here in Manila. It was cloudy and dark early morning today, but it didn't last. Only a few drops fell...