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Lyr Req: It's Raining Here This Morning (Jones)

CRANKY YANKEE 24 Apr 03 - 12:43 PM
Sorcha 24 Apr 03 - 12:47 PM
Inükshük 24 Apr 03 - 02:19 PM
CRANKY YANKEE 24 Apr 03 - 11:39 PM
Giac 25 Apr 03 - 03:43 AM
Inükshük 25 Apr 03 - 08:58 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: It's rainin' here this morning
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 24 Apr 03 - 12:43 PM

I'm not sure of the name of this song. Grandpa Jones recorded it. the chorus goes,

It's raining, raining, raining here this morning
As I'm sitting here a-waiting for my bride.
I'm watching how the river is a-rising
As the ran keeps on a-falling from the sky
If I started counting teardrops falling one by one'
I would have a million before the day is done
It's raining, raining, raining here this morning
And I wish I was back behind those prison bars


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Subject: Lyr Add: IT'S RAINING HERE THIS MORNING
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Apr 03 - 12:47 PM

IT'S RAINING HERE THIS MORNING

Oh it's raining, raining, raining here this morning
As I sit in jail and hang my head in shame.
With a smile, I try to greet each early dawning,
But they've given me a number for my name.

Many a little raindrops are falling close to me;
Makes the streams and rivers just as muddy as can be.
It's raining, raining, raining here this morning,
As the Mississippi flows on to the sea.

How I wish that I could see my little darling
And hold her in my arms just as before.
I used to tell her every day I loved her,
But now she doesn't love me anymore.

She knew that I was guiltless of this one crime,
And said that she'd be waiting there for me,
But she has found somewhere else to wander,
Where the Mississippi flows on to the sea.

It's raining, raining, raining here this morning,
And I am just as weary as can be.
I wish that I could follow all the raindrops
Down the Mississippi toward the silver sea.

But there's no way to prove that I'm not guilty,
So I will have to suffer all the shame.
Go and tell her for me little raindrops
That they've given me a number for my name.

From: http://bluegrasslyrics.com/stanley_song.cfm-recordID=kt013.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It's rainin' here this morning
From: Inükshük
Date: 24 Apr 03 - 02:19 PM

Maybe Cranky Yankee is thinking about another song. I've been looking for the words a long time myself. The tune is the same but the words vary a bit. Perhaps the title is "The Rain is Still A-falling on the Mountain."
"The rain is still a-falling on the mountain
And my darling doesn't love me any more
I just got out of jail this very morning
And she wasn't there to meet me at the door."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It's rainin' here this morning
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 24 Apr 03 - 11:39 PM

Inukshuk.

Yup, that's the one. Now that you mention it, I remember that it is, "The rain is still a fallin' on the mountain.". It was recorded by Marshal (Grandpa)Jones. Incidentlly, Merle Travis played the lead guitar on this, as he did on other sGrandpa Jones records. 'Y'Know why? Because Merle Tavis was Grandpa Jones' brother in law.    If we put what you remember and what I remember together and use some imagination, we've got a song. Like...... The Title could be, "A SONG THAT BEARS A REMARKABLE RESEMBLANCE TO 'THE RAIN IS STILL A-FALLIN ON THE MOUNTAIN'" by Inkshuk and Jody Gibson

             I
The rain is still a-fallin on the mountain
But my darlin' doesn't love me any more
I just got out of jail this very morning
And she wasn't there to greet me at the door

(middle 8)
If I started countin' teardrops, a fallin one by one
I would have a million before the day is done

The rain is still a-fallin on the mountain.
And I wish I was back behind those prison walls.
                II
It's raining raining raining here this morning
As I'm sitting here waitin' for my bride.
I'm watchin' how the river is a- risin'
As the rain keeps on a-fallin' from the sky

If I started countin' teardrops a- fallin one by one
I would have a million before the day is done
The rain is still a-fallin on the mountain
And I wish I was back behind those prison walls.



Howzat?? Maybe it will do until someone comes up with the original lyrics.

Dear Sorcha: Thanks, that's a good one. I'll learn that as well.

Love and kisses


Jody Gibson


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Subject: Lyr Add: IT'S RAINING HERE THIS MORNING (Jones)
From: Giac
Date: 25 Apr 03 - 03:43 AM

Here's a Stanley Brothers version, from this site:

Bluegrass Lyrics

IT'S RAINING HERE THIS MORNING
By Grandpa Jones
(Stanley Brothers version)

Oh it's raining, raining, raining here this morning
As I sit in jail and hang my head in shame
With a smile I try to greet each early dawning
But they've given me a number for my name

   Many a little raindrops are falling close to me
   Makes the streams and rivers just as muddy as can be
   It's raining, raining, raining here this morning
   As the Mississippi flows on to the sea

How I wish that I could see my little darling
And hold her in my arms just as before
I used to tell her every day I loved her
But now she doesn't love me anymore

   She knew that I was guiltless of this one crime
   And said that she'd be waiting there for me
   But she has found somewhere else to wander
   Where the Mississippi flows on to the sea

Its raining, raining, raining here this morning
And I am just as weary as can be
I wish that I could follow all the raindrops
Down the Mississippi toward the silver sea

   But there's no way to prove that I'm not guilty
   So I will have to suffer all the shame
   Go and tell her for me little raindrops
   That they've given me a number for my name


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Subject: Lyr Add: RAIN IS STILL A-FALLING ON THE MOUNTAIN
From: Inükshük
Date: 25 Apr 03 - 08:58 AM

It's been an awful long time, but here are the words that drift through the fog. The verses may not be in the right order, and some of the lines may be in the wrong places. It's fairly close though.

THE RAIN IS STILL A-FALLING ON THE MOUNTAIN

First Verse
The rain is still a-falling on the mountain
And my darling doesn't love me anymore
I just got out of jail this very morning
And she wasn't there to meet me at the door

First Chorus
If I counted raindrops falling one by one
There would be a million before the day is done
The rain is still a-falling on the mountain
And my darling doesn't love me anymore.

Second Verse
The rain is still a-falling on the mountain.
I'm sitting here a-waiting for my love,
Watching the river slowly rising,
While the raindrops keep on falling from above.

Second Chorus – same as the first?

Third Verse
When I got home I found the saddest letter
Written by the only one I love
I'm standing in the rain and getting wetter
As the raindrops keep on faling from above

Third Chorus,
I'm weary, sad, and lonesome. Why must this be my fate?
My darling always promised that she would wait.
The rain is still a-falling on the mountain
I wish I was back behind those prison walls


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