Monday, October 10, 2005

It's raining, it's pouring

According to, additional verses of Rain, Rain, Go Away exist.

Rain, rain, go away,
Come again another day.

OK, that verse we all know. Here are two of the additional verses:

Rain, rain, go to Spain,
Never show your face again.


Rain, rain, go to Germany,
And remain there permanently.

The meter on the second one is especially

So rigidly constrained, formal, or awkward as to lack all grace and spontaneity: starchy, stiff, stilted, wooden.
"buckram." Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1995. GuruNet Corp. 11 Oct. 2005.