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Standing In The Rain

  • (Sydney Carter)

    Chorus:
    Standing in the rain, knocking on the window
    Knocking on the window on a Christmas Day
    There he is again, knocking on the window
    Knocking on the window in the same old way

    No use knocking on the window
    There is nothing we can do, sir
    All the beds are booked already
    There is nothing left for you, sir

    No use knocking on the window
    Some are lucky, some are not, sir
    We are Christian men and women
    But we're keeping what we've got, sir

    No we haven't got a manger
    No we haven't got a stable
    We are Christian men and women
    Always willing, never able

    Christ the Lord has gone to heaven
    One day he'll be coming back, sir
    In this house he will be welcome
    But we hope he won't be black, sir

    Not used:
    Wishing you a merry Christmas
    We will now go back to bed, sir
    Till you woke us with your knocking
    We were sleeping like the dead, sir

    (as sung by The McCalmans)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1965:] Sydney Carter [...] tells us that this new "carol" is based on a traditional Spanish Christmas song. (Reprint Sing Out 8, 123)

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