The Post Quiz: Weather Songs

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Okay, we give up. Instead of complaining about the weather, let's sing about it.

The Post Quiz: Songs with Weather in

Musician and folk singer Peggy Seeger, playing a banjo in 1966

Do you sing in the rain? Do you hate people who do? A lot of songs have weather reports in them. We suspect that is because the songwriters are padding their lyrics.

Even in the olden days, when folksingers roamed the countryside unregulated, rather than being consigned to 'venues', songs usually started with a seasonal reference. May was quite popular: after all, it rhymes with more things than April (come she will).

How many of these weather-related song lyrics do you know?

Fill in the blanks.

  1. Never saw the sun shinin' so ______, never saw things…
  2. The answer, my friend, is ____________.
  3. Who'll stop _________?
  4. I wish it would rain, and wash _______...
  5. A ______ day in London Town, made me fret… (Hint: The British Museum had lost its charm.)
  6. Ice cream castles in the air, and feathered canyons everywhere, I've looked at ______ that way.
  7. Who told you you're allowed to rain on ________?
  8. Can't go on, everything I had is gone, __________ weather…
  9. The worst is over now, the morning sun is shining like a __________.
  10. Ole _______ sky, Can't you see my little donkey and me? We're as happy as a Christmas tree…

How meteorologically musical were you? Click on the pic below to answer that question.

The headstock of a guitar
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