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"It's Raining, It's Pouring"
Nursery rhyme
Recorded 1939
Songwriter(s) Unknown

"It's Raining, It's Pouring" is an English language nursery rhyme and children's song. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 16814.


The first two lines of this rhyme can be found in The Little Mother Goose, published in the US in 1912. The melody is associated with A Tisket, A Tasket and What Are Little Boys Made Of?.

The earliest known audio recording of the song was made in 1939 in New York by anthropologist and folklorist Herbert Halpert and is held in the Library of Congress. Charles Ives added musical notes 1939, and a version of it was copyrighted in 1944 by Freda Selicoff.

The poem goes as follows:

It's raining, it's pouring,
The old man is snoring,
He bumped his head and went to bed,
And couldn't get up in the morning.
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