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"Standing in the Rain" by Sydney Carter (1965)

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"Standing in the Rain" by Sydney Carter (1965)


Standing in the Rain by Sydney Carter (1965)

Standing In The Rain
       
(Sydney Carter) 

Chorus:
Standing in the rain, knocking on the window
Knocking on the window on a Christmas Day
There he is again, knocking on the window
Knocking on the window in the same old way

No use knocking on the window
There is nothing we can do, sir
All the beds are booked already
There is nothing left for you, sir

No use knocking on the window
Some are lucky, some are not, sir
We are Christian men and women 
But we're keeping what we've got, sir

No we haven't got a manger
No we haven't got a stable
We are Christian men and women
Always willing, never able

Christ the Lord has gone to heaven
One day he'll be coming back, sir
In this house he will be welcome 
But we hope he won't be black, sir

Not used:
Wishing you a merry Christmas 
We will now go back to bed, sir
Till you woke us with your knocking 
We were sleeping like the dead, sir

(as sung by The McCalmans)


Susanne´s Folksong-Notizen:
[1965:] Sydney Carter [...] tells us that this new "carol" is based on a traditional Spanish Christmas song. (Reprint Sing Out 8, 123)


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