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Dawson - Rainmaker - Lyrics

There doesn't seem to be a man in Dawson
Who could lift another barrel, wood or steel
Filled with water for the baby's cryin' & thirsty,
Or was foolish to bring down a decent meal,
Dawson's been slowly dyin', and the end is coming on.

No hand can stop the sun from beating down
No man can make a deer run where there's none
Aint' no food, no shade, no water, ain't no hope of any soon,
And Dawson's dyin' in the hopelessness of dry and dusty noon.

The streets were almost crowded only just last May
There was rabbit stew and bacon, cows had plenty of hay,
But the sun came out in early June and it sure came out to stay.
Now there ain't no rain fell down on Dawson for a year now and a day.

Between the sun and Dawson's folks I've been keeping score
And I packed my gear this morning, no one lives here anymore...

(Transition)

First day in August, last rain was in May
When the Rainmaker came to Kansas in the middle of a dusty day
Said the Rainmaker to the people, tell me what you are prepared to pay
Then the Rainmaker said to the
people, well, I'll conjure up a rain today

90 degrees under trees where it's shady, 110 in the hot sun
Heat from the street burned the feet of the ladies, see how they run.

Called down the license by a mystical name
Then the Rainmaker called on the thunder and suddenly it began to rain
The Rainmaker passed his hat through
the people but the people all turned away
And then the Rainmakers eyes on the
Kansas skies, folks, became a dark refrain

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

First day in August, last rain was in May
When the Rainmaker,
well he came to Kansas in the middle of a dusty day
The Rainmaker smiled as he hitched up
his wagon, without a word he rode away,
But when the people in town heard the sound of
his laughter they knew the rain had come to stay.

Rain, rain, rain, rain,
Rain rain go away come again some other day
Rain rain go away come again some other day
Rain rain go away please come again some other day

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