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"I Don't Care if the Rain Comes Down," Lyrics, Text Format



Two examples of syncopation, ascending and descending tonic arpeggios, and an ascending tonic octave skip make this a
perfect intermediate tune for voice, recorder, and keyboard.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Fourth

  • Origin: USA - Folk Song - additional verses Jess Buice

  • Key: C Major

  • Time: 2/4

  • Form: staves: AaBb - song AB

  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ri | syncopation,
    | ti ti ta | ti ti ri ti ti | syncopation, | ta (ta) |
    | ta ta | ti ri ti ri ta ta |

  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So Do

  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi, So\Do, Do/Do ascending tonic octave skip, Do\So\Mi descending tonic arpeggio

  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth, sixteenth; rest: quarter; octave skip, tonic arpeggios, each line and phrase ends with a rest

  • Key Words: USA history, rainy day song, bad weather song: rain, sun, wind; dance all day, I don't care, carry me away, shine, down; contractions: don't (do not), I'm (I am), gonna (going to); abbreviation: 'round (around)

  • Recorder: intermediate: excellent for practicing the lower register: tonic (C) through the dominate (G), with an added tonic octave skip

  • Keyboard: intermediate: a five finger exercise with an octave skip

 
 


"I Don't Care if the Rain Comes Down"

       
  1. I don't care if the rain comes down,
I'm gonna dance all day,
I don't care if the rain comes down,
I'm gonna dance all day.
 
    Refrain:  
    Hey, hey carry me away,
I'm gonna dance all day,
Hey, hey carry me away,
I'm gonna dance all day.
 
 
2.
I don't care if the sun don't shine,
I'm gonna dance all day,
I don't care if the sun don't shine,
I'm gonna dance all day.
 
    Refrain  
  3. I don't care if the wind blows 'round,
I'm gonna dance all day,
I don't care if the wind blows 'round,
I'm gonna dance all day.
 
    Refrain  
  4. I don't care if the weather's bad,
I'm gonna dance all day,
I don't care if the weather's bad,
I'm gonna dance all day.
 
    Refrain  
       


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