We sit and gaze across the plains
And wonder why it never rains,
And Gabriel blows his trumpet sound:
He says 'The rain, she's gone around.'
It was published by Gage in Fowke, Mills, and Blume's Canada's Story in Song (1960) and included on a record of the same title (Folkways 3000). It was also recorded by Mills on 9-RCI/RCA CS-100/5-ACM 39 (CD). Smith's song should not be confused with the 1948 pop song of the same title by Billy O'Connor.
Author Edith Fowke
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