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Let the Rain Pour Down

(Carling - Darby)
Performed by the Hall Johnson Choir

(Trouble trouble trouble fly away)
Wake up early in the mornin',
   when the ding-dong ring, look up
Goin' down to the kitchen room,
   it's the same ol' thing
Wanna get a bite of somethin'
   for that hungry look, look up
Stick your finger in the dumplin',
   get your trouble with the cook

Let the rain pour down,
   let the cold wind blow
Gonna stay right here
   in the home I know
(Trouble trouble trouble fly away)

Havin' trouble with the weevil,
   never did like that, look up
Got the cotton full of evil
   like a hypocrite's hat
When the weevil get the cotton
everybody feels low, look out
There'll be nothin' on the table
   when the dinner horn blow.

Let the rain pour down,
   let the cold wind blow
Gonna stay right here
   in the home I know
(Trouble fly away fly away).

When you're achin' with the mis'ry,
   and you're old and gray,
   (headin', headin')
Then you'd better be thankful
   that He let you stay.
Let you stay to see the children
   playin' 'round your door
   (headin', headin')
For the time is soon a'comin'
   when you won't be here no more.

Let the rain pour down,
   let the cold wind blow
Gonna stay right here
   in the home I know.

 





This song comes in at two poignant scenes within the film: the beginning of the song is sung as the workers go to the field for their day's work (just as Uncle Remus establishes himself with Johnny and teaches him valuable lessons); things are bright and new.

The final verse of this song, however, is downcast. Sung as the workers return from their day's work, the verse speaks of hard work and eventual demise. As they pass by Uncle Remus' cabin, the words hit home (quite literally) as he packs to leave the plantation. He ignores the advice of the song "Let the rain pour down, let the cold wind blow. Gonna stay right here in the home I know."



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