It’s Raining, It’s Pouring, Rain Rain Go Away, I’ve Been Working on the Railroad, Baa Baa Black Sheep – Words & Lyrics

Nursery Rhymes can help children learn to deal with emotions like loneliness and  sadness. If a child is sad and misses a loved one, she can recite or sing a rhyme that they did together. If a child is feeling scared or frustrated he can recite a rhyme that makes him feel in control like Rain Rain Go Away. Or if a child is just in a silly mood she can let the world know it by singing fee, fie, fiddly-i-o, Fee, fie, fiddly-i-o-o-o-o, Fee, fie, fiddly-i-o… | Have fun and create memories with these rhymes for January.

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

It’s raining; it’s pouring. The old man is snoring. He went to bed and bumped his head, And he wouldn’t get up in the morning.

Rain Rain Go Away

Rain, rain, [Move your fingers down like falling rain.]
go away. [Push your hands out, as if you were pushing the rain away.]
Come again another day. [Make a “come here” motion with your hands.]
DADDY wants to play. [Hold up your hand showing all five fingers and point to your thumb.]
Rain, rain, go away. [Move your fingers down and then push away the rain.]

Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day. MOMMY wants to play.

[Hold up your hand showing all five fingers and point to your index finger.]
Rain, rain, go away.  Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day.
BROTHER wants to play. [Hold up your hand showing all five fingers and point to your middle finger.] Rain, rain, go away.

Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day. SISTER wants to play. [Hold up your hand showing all five fingers and point to your ring finger.] Rain, rain, go away.

Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day. BABY wants to play. [Hold up your hand showing all five fingers and point to your pinky finger.] Rain, rain, go away.

Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day. ALL THE FAMILY wants to play. [Hold up your hand and wiggle all five fingers.] Rain, rain, go away.

I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

I’ve been working on the railroad All the livelong day. I’ve been working on the railroad Just to pass the time away.  Can’t you hear the whistle blowing, Rise up so early in the morn; Can’t you hear the captain shouting, “Dinah, blow your horn!”

Dinah, won’t you blow, Dinah, won’t you blow, Dinah, won’t you blow your horn? Dinah, won’t you blow, Dinah, won’t you blow, Dinah, won’t you blow your horn?

Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah. Someone’s in the kitchen I know.  Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah. Strummin’ on the old banjo! Singin’ fee, fie, fiddly-i-o. Fee, fie, fiddly-i-o-o-o-o. Fee, fie, fiddly-i-o Strummin’ on the old banjo.

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full! One for the master, one for the dame, And one for the little boy who lives down the lane.

Robert Rice - Owner