The Wind and the Rain
Words by William Shakespeare/John Allee
Music by John Allee

When that I was and a little tiny boy

With a hey, ho, the wind and the rain

A foolish thing was but a toy

For the rain it raineth every day

 

But when I came to man’s estate

With a hey, ho, the wind and the rain

‘Gainst knaves and thieves

Men shut their gate

For the rain it raineth every day

 

But when I came, alas to wive

With a hey, ho, the wind and the rain

By swaggering I could never thrive

For the rain it raineth every day

 

But when I came unto my bed

With a hey, ho, the wind and the rain

Some drunkard’s song rang in my head

For the rain it raineth every day

 

A great while ago the world begun

With a hey, ho, the wind and the rain

But that’s all one, our record’s done

And we’ll strive to please you every day

For the rain it raineth anyway


© 2019 John Allee/Portuguese Knees Music ASCAP.
Lyrics Reprinted with Permission.  All Rights Reserved.