Thursday, October 29, 2009

Same Song, Second Verse

"Same song, second verse, could be better, but it's gonna be worse.." and any number of versions thereof.

Guess what! It is RAINING a whole lot. In fact, we are rapidly losing access to our boat. Again, I'm looking for NOAH-- he won't have to preach 120 years to make a believer out of me. "All right Noah, I believe, please turn off the spigot."

Even a number of my Texas friends, relatives, and bloggers are tired of rain. It is rare to hear Texans begrudge rain.

The El Nino, La Nina, Pacific Ocean effect may be the answer to this unusual weather pattern. I've not heard the publicity given this subject a few years ago.

Now then, because inquiring minds want to know: who, what, when, where and how is the source of the ditty I used as a title. We chanted it as small children. In fact I've heard more than one version of it. Another version is "same song, second verse, a little bit louder, and a whole lot worse!"

A fast "Google" didn't turn up anything substantial except a bunch of titles of articles and books. using the ditty. Hope it is not copyrighted, as it surely is being abused.


Arkansas Patti said...

Even a rain lover like me is getting a bit cranky. How often can you clean your house with developing OCD?
If we can make it till Saturday, things may dry out. I'll wait before making plans. Good luck to us both.
No comment on the song. Just getting over ditty abuse myself.

NitWit1 said...

AR PATTI: The stupid ditty just popped into my rain-drenched brain this a.m.

I'm not into OCD housecleaning, but I should be. I've cancelled all activity requiring I leave home, except city council tonight. I would cancel that but have a point to make on a vote which will not make me popular.

Repetitive music in my head tends to be something that struck a chord in church services; sometimes a brand new song, or a golden oldie.

Today I am NOT singing. Luckie just got home from the spa. She might want to go back permanently if I sing.

lakeviewer said...

That song is too hold to still have an active copywrite. Rain? Welcome it; it will end up in reservoirs and nourish the arid desert. Unless, of course, it buries the town and kills in its path. We are due to get more violent storms this winter.

NitWit1 said...

Lakviewer: yeah the ditty is almost as old as I am, so guess if there ever was a copyright it has expired.

Bull Shoals is the largest of a chair of 5 flood control Army Corp of Engineer lakes, three of which empty eventually in Bull Shoals Reservoir. We are already looking at opening the flood gates again. The water then goes down the White River, merging with other streams to the Mississippi. There are few flood controls below us.

At the end of the line is Arkansas's lucrative rice fields which are already being ravaged by too much rain and it is harvest time. The Corp will hold as much water back as possible. Top Power Pool is 654. We are at 670 now. Top Flood is 695. We have exceeded this last year. We do have some holding room yet.

Renie Burghardt said...

Not sure about the song either, but the rain? Well, I wish it would stop already.

We're on the Current River, and the town can flood, it did a year ago in March. My cabin on the river sits up on a hill,and the flood last year got just to the edge of the deck and no further! Here at home, I am on a big hill, so it won't flood around my house, and my pond runs off into a ravine, behind it. Still, it's just been too much rain, and if the wet pattern continues into winter, we may get some serious snow this year. I hope not!

Stay dry!

Lorna said...

I don't think I ever heard that song, but it reminded me of "I'm Henery the 8th, I am" which has a recurring "second verse, same as the first" and a real music hall sound to it.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Yes, we have had tons of rain here in Texas!! Flooding, too!!

betty said...

I like rain, but this is just too much. We'll all mildew.

Anonymous said...

I have a brother who lives in El Campo and he hasn't even mentioned rain. I wonder if it is raining down there south of Houston?

Teacher's Pet said...

Imagine 40 days and 40 nights of relentless downpour....I can see the need for the first boat...:))
Great photo of the gutter spout.
I hope that it dries out soon for you.

boots said...

I remember that verse, my mom must've taught it to me. The rain here in Atlanta is making us all a little nutz!
We have see the sun the last two days though so maybe you will too soon!

Sandi McBride said...

And everytime the stupid weatherman calls for us to have rain, he is as usual dead wrong!!! If we got the rain he promised, we'd not still be in a severe drought...a pipeline is my answer, one that takes the water from where it isn't needed to where it is! Hope you get just the right weather for your area and soon!