Origin Of Rain Rain Go Away Nursery Rhyme

"Rain Rain Go Away" is one of the popular kids' nursery rhymes, which has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 19096. This rhyming couplet tells a short and sweet story of little Johny, who is unable to play outdoors because of the rain.
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Lyrics
"Rain Rain Go Away" nursery rhyme has very few versions and variations. The widely known modern version is:
Rain rain go away,
Come again another day
Little Johny wants to play
Rain rain go away.

Origin of The Rhyme

Kids' songs similar to "Rain Rain Go Away" are found in many cultures! The modern rhyme dates back to the 17th century, which was found in the proverbs collection of James Howell, who was an Anglo-Welsh historian and writer. The lyrics to the rhyme were: "Raine raine goe to Spain: faire weather come again".

A version similar to the modern-day version was noted by John Aubrey in 1687.  The lyrics to the nursery rhyme were: "charme away the Raine...", Rain raine goe away, Come again a Saturday".

"Rain Rain Go away" boasts of being one of the most popular kids' songs and has different renditions across the world such as:  "Washing day", "Christmas Day"  "Midsummer day" and "Martha's wedding day".

James Orchard Halliwell, a collector of English language nursery rhymes and fairy tales, published a version in the mid-19th century, which is as follows:
Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day
Little Arthur wants to play.

In a 19th century book, the lyrics were published as:
Rain, Rain,
Go away;
Come again,
April day;
Little Johnny wants to play.

Fun with Rain Rain Go Away Nursery Rhyme

Let the kids and preschoolers have fun with "Rain Rain Go Away" song. Most of the children love to drench in rain showers and enjoy rain dance. However, some kids don't enjoy the same as they cannot play their favorite outdoor games in a cloudy shower. "Rain Rain Go Away" nursery rhyme can be accompanied by a set of actions or hand movements to keep the young children happy and entertained. The song can also be paired with a weather related craft such as umbrella-themed craft, cloud craft or rainy season craft. These activities are fun and engaging for little ones!

Peep into amazing benefits of Rain Rain Go Away kids' song
"Rain Rain Go Away" transports the kids into a fantasy world and can enhance their visualization skills. When the little learners act out the song, it helps to develop fine motor skills through the use of actions and hand movements.

Although short, the rhyme tells a story, which will be a kind of first story the kid will be able to understand. An engagement with a series of events will be a skill which the young minds require while reading. Thus, making them excellent readers.