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Rumours of Rain

Rumours of Rain (Hypertension HYP 4231)

Rumours of Rain
Folk for Peace

Hypertension Records HYP 4231 (CD single, UK, 2004)

Written and produced by Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby;
Mixed by David Streit;
Mastered by Jim DeMain;
Copyright © Cathryn Craig / Brian Willoughby SGO Music Publishing Ltd / Peer Music G.A.S.

Musicians

Singers

Derek Brimstone, Martin Carthy, Rod Clements, Cathryn Craig, Bob Fox, Benny Gallagher, Clive Gregson, Nanci Griffith, Martyn Joseph, Dave Lambert, Jez Lowe, Jacqui McShee, Ralph McTell, Tom Paxton, Tommy Sands, Emily Slade, Steve Tilston

Band

Brian Willoughby, guitars;
Steáfán Hannigan, pipes;
Dave Lambert, bodhrán;
Saskia Tompkins, cello and viola;
Gerry Conway, drums;
Rick Kemp, bass guitar;
Rod Clements, dobro;
Ric Sanders, violins;
Chris Leslie, mandolin;
Bob Fox, bazooki

Chorus

Harvey Andrews, Ron Angus, Derek Brimstone, Martin Carthy, Cathryn Craig, Rod Clements, Chas Cronk, Bob Fox, Benny Gallagher, Clive Gregson, Nanci Griffith, Martyn Joseph, Dave Lambert, Chris Leslie, Jez Lowe, Jacqui McShee,Ralph McTell, Tom Paxton, Tommy Sands, Emily Slade, Steve Tilston, Brian Willoughby

Tracks

  1. Rumours of Rain (radio edit) (3.58)
  2. Rumours of Rain (long version) (6.35)
  3. Bonus: Video Document (6.31)

Lyrics

Peace for all people amen

Rumours of rain better batten down the hatches
Pray it won't fall like those years ago
When the storm it was raging for so many days
Rumours of rain, rumours of rain

Rumours of rain try to fortify the fences
Bring in the dog and the lamb and the sheep
Huddle together too scared to sleep
Wait for the rain, wait for the rain, wait for the rain

Peace for all people amen

The hurricane forces will soon be upon us
The wind blows so hard that with wings we could fly
Higher than heaven to where there's no pain
Where there's no pain, where there's no pain

Almighty powers that be
I'm begging you for your mercy
Don't let the lightning strike me... please

Peace for all people amen

My wife and my children are gathering their good-byes
Carefully chosen for leaving in haste
Cause the rest will be dust in a covered up cave
After the rain, after the rain

Peace for all people amen