April 24, 2011

When the rain comes down

Artist: Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
Album: Youtube
Attribution: Bob Devlin

Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer have long been working together to share their folk music with families. They have several whimsical albums to their name. This song works especially well with children because of its bilingual nature - ie, the addition of sign language. I love songs like this because they are so simple and beautiful...without being preachy... they get to the heart of things without making a big deal. I taught this song to the lovely ladies at Blue Cliff Monastery before I left. Enjoy singing and signing!

When the rain comes down, it comes down on everyone (x2)
No matter if you're rich or poor, no matter if you're great or small
When the rain comes down, it comes down on us all

When the sun shines down, it shines down on everyone (x2)...
When a flower blooms, it's blooming for everyone (x2)...
And when a baby smiles, she's smiling for everyone (x2)...

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