The Rainy Day Song Book, Edited by Linda Allen. This group of songs was originally published by the Whatcom Museum of History and Art. In addition to being able to listen to each song that originally appeared in The Rainy Day Song Book cassette, you can also access the words, comments, music, and pictures for each song by clicking the link - “notes, music, and words” - which appears to the right of each song,
Disclaimer: We have presented traditional songs with their original wording, realizing that in some cases these songs may represent language which is offensive. We want to make it clear that traditional songs are presented to showcase the cultural and historical context out of which they grew. We do not condone the sexist or racist language contained in any traditional song, nor do we support the ideology or bigotry it may represent or have represented. As is appropriate, we ask for your understanding. Thank you!
Far From Home - notes, music, and words.
Lead vocal and 12-string guitar - Phil Raiguel; Banjo and vocal - Laura Smith; Autoharp and vocal - Linda Allen; Bass - Jim Zito.
As Long As the Grass Shall Grow - notes, music, and words.
Dulcimer and lead vocal - Linda Allen; Backup vocal and guitar - Julie Sakahara; Fiddle - Margaret Elwood; Bass - Jim Zito.
I Will See You in Seattle, Celia Mine - notes, music, and words.
Vocal - Linda Allen; Piano - Judith Avinger.
The Ballad of the Shoemaker Family (The Overflow of the Cowlitz) - notes, music, and words.
Vocals - Linda Allen, Julie Sakahara; Bass - Jim Zito; Guitar - Julie Sakahara; Banjo - Peter Schwimmer; Fiddle - Margaret Elwood.