Who Sang Rainmaker? Harry Nilsson

Harry Nilsson Harry cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1969
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Rock & Roll/Vocal/Ballad
length: 2:51
Some other versions of "Rainmaker"

Lyrics
First day in August
Last rain was in May
When the rainmaker came to Kansas
In the middle of a dusty day
The rainmaker said to the people
"Tell me what you are prepared to pay"
The rainmaker said to the people
"Well, I'll conjure up a rain today"
Ninety degrees 'neath the trees where it's shady
Hundred and ten in the hot sun
Heat from the street burned the feet of the ladies
See how they run

Called down the lightnin'
By a mystical name
Then the rainmaker called on the thunder
And suddenly it began to rain
Then the rainmaker passed his hat to the people
But the people all turned away
Then the rainmaker's eyes
And the Kansas skies
Both became a darker gray
First day in August
Last rain was in May

When the rainmaker came to Kansas
In the middle of a dusty day
The rainmaker smiled as he hitched up his wagon
And without a word he rode way
Then the people of the town heard the sound of his laughter
And they knew the rain had come to stay
Rain rain go away
Come again another day
Rain rain go away
Come again another day

Rain [Repeat: x6]

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Puppy Song
  • 2 Nobody Cares About the Railroad Anymore
  • 3 Open Your Window
  • 4 Mother Nature's Son
  • 5 Fairfax Rag
  • 6 City Life
  • 7 Mournin' Glory Story
  • 8 Maybe
  • 9 Marchin' Down Broadway Again
  • 10 I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City
  • 11 Rainmaker
  • 12 Mr. Bojangles
  • 13 Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear

  • Release information
    label: RCA
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin