Who Sang It’s a Hard Rain Gonna Fall? Leon Russell

Leon Russell Leon Russell and the Shelter People cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1971
Genre: Rock
Style: Folk Rock/Classic Rock
length: 5:11

Tell me where have you been, my blue-eyed son?
Where have you been, my darling young one?
I've stumbled up on the side of twelve misty mountains
I've walked and I've crawled over six crooked highways
I've stepped out in the middle of seven sad forests
I've been out in front of a dozen dead oceans
But I tell ya it's hard, yeah it's hard, well it's hard
Oh it's hard, girl
It's a hard rain's gonna fall

Tell me what did you see, my blue-eyed son?
What did you see, my darling young one?
I saw a black branch dripping with blood all around it
I saw a room full of men with their hammers bleedin'
I saw a white ladder all covered with water
I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken
Well it's hard, yes it's hard, yes it's hard
Oh yeah
It's a hard rain's gonna fall

Tell me what did you hear, my blue-eyed son?
What did you hear, my darling young one?
I heard one hundred drummers, hands that were blazin'
Ten thousand whisperin' and nobody listenin'
I heard one person starve, I heard many people laughin'
I heard the song of a poet who died in the gutter
Well it's hard, yes it's hard, yes it's hard
Oh it's hard yeah
It's a hard rain's gonna fall

Well what'll you do now, my blue-eyed son?
What'll you do now, my darling young one?
Well I'll walk to the depths of the deepest black forest
Where the people are many and their hands are all empty
Where the pellets of poison are flooding the waters
But I'll know my song well and I sure won't forget it
‘Cos it's hard, yes it's hard, well it's hard
Oh yeah
It's a hard rain's gonna fall

Wah-hoo
Wah-hoo
Wah-hoo
Wah-hoo


Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Stranger in a Strange Land
  • 2 Of Thee I Sing
  • 3 It’s a Hard Rain Gonna Fall
  • 4 Crystal Closet Queen
  • 5 Home Sweet Oklahoma
  • 6 Alcatraz
  • 7 The Ballad of Mad Dogs and Englishmen
  • 8 It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
  • 9 She Smiles Like a River
  • 10 Sweet Emily
  • 11 Beware of Darkness
  • 12 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
  • 13 Love Minus Zero/No Limit
  • 14 She Belongs To Me