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Dee Clark Raindrops

Dee Clark Raindrops

Rhythm and Blues

Sometimes when your love has left you and you don’t know where she’s gone, the tears come down like rain. Gotta love these golden oldies.  In 1961, “Raindrops,” written and recorded by R&B singer Dee Clark, went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the R&B chart. It sold more than one million copies and was awarded an RIAA gold record. The song also was covered by Jan & Dean in 1966.

Clark was born Delectus Clark in Blytheville, Arkansas. His music career spanned many decades, starting in 1952 with “Hambone,” when he was part of the Hambone Kids. He was then in the Goldentones, who became the Kool Gents. In 1957, he went solo. When Little Richard left his music career for a time for religious pursuits, Clark filled in for some of his performances and recorded with his band the Upsetters. Clark had success many songs, including “Just Keep It Up, “Hey Little Girl,” How About That,” and “At My Front Door.”

Here are the lyrics to “Raindrops” by Dee Clark:

“The raindrops, so many raindrops
It feels like raindrops
Falling from my eyes
Falling from my eyes

Since my love has left me, I’m so all alone
I would bring her back to me
But I don’t know where she’s gone
I don’t know where she’s gone

There must be a cloud in my head
Rain keeps falling from my eyes
Oh no, they can’t be teardrops
For a man ain’t supposed to cry

So it must be raindrops, so many raindrops
It feels like raindrops
Falling from my eye-eyes
Falling from my eyes

Oh, there must be a cloud in my head
Rain keeps falling from my eye-eyes
Oh no, they can’t be teardrops
For a man ain’t supposed to cry

So it must be raindrops, so many raindrops
It feels like raindrops
Falling from my eye, eyes
Falling from my eyes

It keeps on fallin’
Fallin’ from my eyes

It keeps on fallin’ from my eyes”

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1 Comment

  1. bob says:

    Love it. I’ve had Raindrops on a pop/rock rain song playlist for quite a while.

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