"Didn't It Rain?"
I am singing some of the old gospel song "Didn't It Rain" (sometimes called "Oh! Didn't It Rain") in my sermon on Sunday. I have been haunted by it lately and humming it all the while I'm drafting, so it clearly wants to get in there. I have the Mahalia Jackson version and although she sings like an angel, I can't understand a derned word she's singing in the middle verses. Many Google searches yield nothing helpful. I know that Paul Robeson recorded it, as did Sister Rosetta Tharpe, but no luck on finding lyric printouts.
I don't really NEED to know the whole thing, but I WANT to know.
Many of you have scads of music. Does anyone perchance have this beautiful song in a collection? If so, would you be ever so kind as to transcribe the lyrics for little ole moi?
I would be eternally grateful, but you knew that.
P.S. If you even remotely like old time gospel, you just have to have to have to get the Columbia recording called, "The Essential Gospel Sampler." This can get you through more bad times than anything. It should be prescribed along with pharmaceuticals. If you can listen to the Dixie Hummingbirds sing, "Hide Me In Thy Bosom" and still feel down in the dumps, child, you are truly suffering and should go immediately to "What Could I Do" by the rockin' Marion Wiliams. That should help some. I swear by it.