Raining

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Raining  (1905) 
by Jerome Kern (music) and Frank Clifford Harris (lyrics)
Song from the musical The Catch of the Season.
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[Verse]

'Twas a rainy day in the month of May,
And the rain came down in the usual way,
Up in a tree, two lovebirds were,
A little 'he' and a smaller 'her'
Upon a twig there side by side,
He ask'd her if she'd be his bride;
But just what she-bird replied,
I really cannot say, For it was

[Refrain]

Raining, raining,
Two little birds of a feather
Sat there on a twig together,
And they didn't mind the weather,
Tho' 'twas Raining, raining,
Trees made a shelt'ring above;
But what's it matter if the rain comes pitter patter,
When you're with the girl you love?

[Verse]

'Neath a neighb'ring tree was a he and a she;
There the watch'd the two little birds you see;
The boy said, "Tho' it's quite absurd,
I almost envy that small he bird,
For I am sure she's named the day;
If I ask'd you, what would you say;
She answer'd, "If you ask, I may say,
"Two is company When it is
(chorus)
This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1949, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.