It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

We don’t know the exact origins of “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring” song.

It is a quite modern nursery rhyme, first recorded by the composer Charles Ives in 1939, New York.

The first line “It’s raining – it’s pouring – old men are snoring” was once published in The Outlook, weekly newspaper (New York City, 1909). Since then, there was no other mention about it until 1939. From 1944 onwards the song’s copyright belongs to Freda Selicoff, Indiana.

“It’s Raining, It’s Pouring” Lyrics

It’s raining; it’s pouring.
The old man is snoring.
He bumped his head on the top of the bed,
And couldn’t get up in the morning.