Who wrote this song?
January 30, 2008 2:47 PM   Subscribe

My mother used to sing a song to me as a child: "It's a rainy day / and we have to stay inside. / The rain is falling down / and we can't go out to play. / Why does it have to rain / anyway?" She swears it's from Sesame Street, but Google seems never to have heard of it. Who composed this song? Where could she have heard it from? Is it indeed Sesame Street?
posted by RobotHeart to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Google has, in fact, heard of it.
posted by Wolfdog at 3:01 PM on January 30, 2008

The version I remember from Sesame Street is a teeny bit different-
"it's a rainy day, it's a rainy day.
It's raining outside
And we can't go out and play.
Why do we need the rain
posted by pseudostrabismus at 4:08 PM on January 30, 2008


I just downloaded the ringtone from Wolfie's link. Ugh. Childhood. I miss it. =(
posted by damnjezebel at 8:41 PM on January 30, 2008

I can sing parts of these lyrics to the tune I know, but I'm not sure it's right, yet. I'd have to hear the tune before I know for sure, but I don't want to pay for a ringtone. Hmm. Will report back if I can find it at the library or something.
posted by RobotHeart at 4:34 AM on January 31, 2008

Also, the Amazon link shows that particular DVD came out very recently. This was something like 20 years ago. Obviously this song could have been in the Sesame Street repertoire for a long time, and done again, but I can't seem to find evidence of it on any other recordings, yet.
posted by RobotHeart at 4:37 AM on January 31, 2008

I thought I was the only person who knew that song!
posted by radioamy at 12:44 PM on January 31, 2008

I doubt anyone is watching this thread still, but I have been trying to find a video or something since it was posted. Sesame Workshop FINALLY posted the video.

Watch it here! Rainy Day Song
posted by cacophony at 7:32 PM on November 22, 2008

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