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[Verse]

(Jacky) I'm so sad to think that I have had to
Drive you from your home so coolly.
(George) I've be gaining nothing by remaining,
What would Missus Grundy say?
Her conventions, kindly recollect them!
We must please respect them duly.
(Jacky) My intrusion needs explaining:
I felt my courage waning.
(George) Please, I beg don't mention it!
I should not mind a bit,
But it has started raining.

[Refrain]

Oh, the rain comes pitter patter
And I'd like to be safe in bed.
Skies are weeping
While the world is sleeping
Trouble heaping
On your head.
It is vain to ramain and chatter,
And to wait for clearer sky
Helter skelter
I must fly for shelter
Till the clouds roll by.

[Verse]

(Jacky) What bad luck, it's coming down in buckets;
Have you an umbrella handy?
(George) I've a warm coat, water proof, a storm coat,
I shall be all right I know.
Later on, too, I will ward the grippe off,
With a little nip of brandy.
(Jacky) Or a glass of toddy draining,
You'd find that more sustaining.
(George) Don't be worried, I entreat,
I've rubbers for my feet,
So I don't mind it raining.

[Refrain]

Oh, the rain comes pitter patter
And I'd like to be safe in bed.
Skies are weeping
While the world is sleeping
Trouble heaping
On your head.
It is vain to ramain and chatter,
And to wait for clearer sky
Helter skelter
I must fly for shelter
Till the clouds roll by.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1979, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 30 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.