Who Sang Buy for Me the Rain? Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Release information
Release Date: 1967
length: 2:27
Lyrics
Buy for me the rain, my darling, buy for me the rain;
Buy for me the crystal pools that fall upon the plain.
And I'll buy for you a rainbow and a million pots of gold.
Buy it for me now, babe, before I am too old.

Buy for me the sun, my darling, buy for me the sun;
Buy for me the light that falls when day has just begun.
And I'll buy for you a shadow to protect you from the day.
Buy it for me now, babe, before I go away.

Buy for me the robin, darling, buy for me the wing;
Buy for me a sparrow, almost any flying thing.
And I'll buy for you a tree, my love, where a robin's nest may grow.
Buy it for me now, babe, the years all hurry so.

I cannot buy you happiness, I cannot by you years;
I cannot buy you happiness, in place of all the tears.
But I can buy for you a gravestone, to lay behind your head.
Gravestones cheer the living, dear, they're no use to the dead.

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Buy for Me the Rain
  • 2 Euphoria
  • 3 Melissa
  • 4 You Took the Happiness (Out of My Head)
  • 5 Hard Hearted Hannah
  • 6 Holding
  • 7 Song to Jutta
  • 8 Candy Man
  • 9 Dismal Swamp
  • 10 I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
  • 11 Crazy Words, Crazy Tune
  • 12 You're Gonna Get It in the End

  • Release information
    label: Liberty Records
    country(area): Canada
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin