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2022-06-22T14:05:29.000Z
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Video Title:
Jake Blount - "Didn't It Rain" (Official Audio Visualizer)
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Listen to the official audio of "Didn't It Rain" from Jake Blount's upcoming Smithsonian Folkways album, 'The New Faith'. 'The New Faith' is available September 23, 2022, on CD and digital. The LP version, which features bonus tracks, will be available in late 2022/early 2023. Pre-order/stream: Smithsonian Folkways: https://folkways.si.edu/jake-blount/the-new-faith Bandcamp: https://jakeblountmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-new-faith All other platforms: https://orcd.co/jake-blount-the-new-faith 'The New Faith' tells an Afrofuturist story set in a far-future world devastated by climate change. Jake Blount and his collaborators embody a group of Black climate refugees as they perform a religious service, invoking spirituals that are age-old even now, familiar in their content but extraordinary in their presentation. These songs, which have seen Black Americans through countless struggles, bind this future community together and their shared past; beauty and power held in song through centuries of devastation, heartbreak, and loss. Lyrics: Didn't it rain, children Oh yes, didn't it (Didn't it?) You know it did (Didn't it?) Didn't it, woah my lord Didn't it rain Well it rained forty days, it rained forty nights Wasn't no land nowhere in sight God sent the raven to spread the news Hoist his wings and away he flew To the east, to the west, north to the south All day, all night, how it rained, how it rained Tell me, didn't it rain, a-rain, a-rain, children Rain, oh my lord Didn't it (Didn't it?) You know it did (Didn't it?) Didn't it, woah my lord Didn't it rain Knock at the window, knock at the door Cryin' brother, can't you take a couple more Brother said, well, your wallet looks a little thin, If you can't pay, you'd better learn to swim Water risin' (In the mornin') Water risin' (At noon) Water risin' (In the evening) Keep a-risin' all day long, Keep a-risin' all night long Tell me, didn't it rain, a-rain, a-rain, children Rain, oh my lord Didn't it (Didn't it?) You know it did (Didn't it?) Didn't it, woah my lord Didn't it rain Tell me, didn't it rain, a-rain, a-rain, children Rain, oh my lord Didn't it (Didn't it?) You know it did (Didn't it?) Didn't it, woah my lord Didn't it rain Tell me, didn't it rain, a-rain, a-rain, children Rain, oh my lord Didn't it (Didn't it?) You know it did (Didn't it?) Didn't it, woah my lord Didn't it rain Tell me, didn't it rain, a-rain, a-rain, children Rain, oh my lord Didn't it (Didn't it?) You know it did (Yes!) Didn't it, woah my lord, Didn't it rain Jake Blount: https://jakeblount.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/notjacobnotblunt/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jake.m.blount/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/forked_queer TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jake.m.blount?lang=en Smithsonian Folkways: https://folkways.si.edu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smithsonianfolkwaysrecordings Twitter: https://twitter.com/Folkways Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smithsonianfolkways Support our work! Become a Friend of Folkways: https://folkways.si.edu/friends-of-folkways The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (www.si.edu/copyright). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
Video Duration:
3 min 6 sec
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music folk "Woody Guthrie" "Pete Seeger" Smithsonian Folkways old-time non-profit
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