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CHILDREN'S RAIN SONGS, by                    
First Line: O the rain drop drop drop
Last Line: Whatever there is to eat
Subject(s): Drought;jews;mysticism - Judaism;rain; Judaism


1

o the rain drop drop drop drop
o the farmers' little sons
o the landlord Bu-Sukri
o the trip down by the river
o his tumble down the well
o his mother's red tarboosh
o the one-eyed man one-eyed
down the silo in the dark

2

the wind the wind o the bellows
o my uncle o the bellows
it's the blacksmith's bellows
blacksmith gropes his way around
then calls out children
o my children in the forest
they call Papa
buy a shirt or Papa
buy a black shirt
shirt with carrot-colored sleeves
we eat it all up
whatever there is to eat


Used with the permission of Copper Canyon Press, P.O. Box 271, Port Townsend, WA
98368-0271, www.cc.press.org




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