Song Lyric Sunday: Mother Earth Smiled Again

The theme from Jim Adams is songs that mention rain.
The song must contain a reference to the prompt in the title or the lyrics.
If the song does not meet these criteria, please explain why you chose it.


Jane Morgan is a 97-year-old American singer active from 1943 to 1973. She planned to be an opera singer but ended up as a nightclub chanteuse, becoming the toast of Paris in the late 1940s.

Her 1958 UK number one hit, The Day that the Rains Came, is a translation from the French original, Le Jour Où La Pluie Viendra. The song embraces finding love and climate change: And has the most wonderfully sleazy horn introduction outside of a strip club.

So, grab your brolly and enjoy a Gene Kelly moment in a downpour of lurve…

The day that the rains came down
Mother Earth smiled again
Now the lilacs could bloom
Now the fields could grow greener

The day that the rains came down
Buds were born, love was born
As the young buds will grow
So our young love will grow
Love, sweet love

A robin sang a song of love
A willow tree reached up to the heavens
As if to thank the sky above
For all that rain, that welcome rain

We looked across the meadowland
And seemed to sense a kind of a miracle
Much too deep to understand
And there we were, so much in love

The day that the rains came down
Mountain streams swelled with pride
Gone the dry river bed
Gone the dust from the valley

The day that the rains came down
Buds were born, love was born
As the young buds will grow
So our young love will grow

Love, sweet love
Rain sweet rain

Writer(s): Gilbert Bécaud (music), Pierre Delanoë (French lyrics) and Carl Sigman (English lyrics) © Watertoons Music

And here she is warbling away in French…

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