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Thread #62261   Message #2838423
Posted By: Jim Dixon
13-Feb-10 - 04:19 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Heavy Rain (The Spinners - UK)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Heavy Rain (The Spinners - UK)
HEAVY RAIN, by The Spinners (of Liverpool, UK), is on their album "Best of the Spinners: Maggie May" (1998), and on the various-artists compilations "Folk Legends, Vol. 1" (2001) and "The Folk Box" (2002). According to, on the last album, it is attributed to "Davis, Groves, Hall, Jones." Those would be the members of The Spinners. (Not to be confused with The Spinners of Philadelphia, USA.)

Here's what I was able to transcribe from a couple of samples:

Me no put no close-a-door,
So me no look when rain a-come-o.

Rain, rain, rain,
What a heavy rain and breeze!
Oh, what a heavy, heavy rain!
What a heavy rain and breezle [or "breeze-o"?]!

[Anybody know what kind of dialect is being represented here?]