I improvised this while playing guitar for my daughter as she took her bath, one rainy Sunday in 2008, having just driven home from my wife’s cousin’s wedding in Vermont. I was just singing what was going on. Then it seemed worth remembering.

It took two years to get it recorded. The rain storm recording was from last night, after I spent most of the day finishing the solo guitar and bass tracks.


Rainy Sunday Afternoon
Just drove home from a wedding.
Don’t know where we’re goin’ to,
But home is where we’re heading

Rainy Sunday Afternoon
What you do, you put your heart in:
Tickle-Me, and Chase-Me too,
And football in the garden

    And the rain comes sprinkling down,
    Blessings from above
    And the rain comes sprinkling down—
    Your life is all your love

Now it’s time to take your bath,
Then dinner and bed later.
Rainy Sunday Afternoon
cum filia et pater

I serenade you in the tub:
So we heal ourselves with water.
Rainy Sundy Afternoon
cum filia et pater

    And the rain comes falling down…

Inside water, outside rain;
And your skin is all that knows
Which side brings you joy and pain,
And which holds up your clothes

Outside water, inside light
Shining through your eyes;
As I draw closer to the night,
I see your sun arise…

    And the rain comes pouring down…
    And the rain comes rivering down…

Your life is all my love
My life is all your love
Your life is all your love.


tjw: acoustic guitar (Martin D-28 and Seagull), electric bass, vocals, bath splashing
Ithaca, New York: rainstorm