Origins of lyrics to nursery rhyme in English Tudor history

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Rain rain go away: lyrics

History and origins of nursery rhyme
The history and origins of the lyrics to this English nursery rhyme date back to the reign of Elizabeth I, one of the Tudor monarchs. During this period of  English history there was constant rivalry with Spain culminating in the Spanish Armada consisting of many Spanish galleons being sent to attack England. This attempt failed, not only because of the swift nature of the smaller English ships but also by the stormy weather which scattered the Armada fleet. Hence the origins of the Nursery rhyme!


Rain rain go away,
Come again another day.
Little Johnny wants to play;
Rain, rain, go to Spain,
Never show your face again!

Rain rain go away rhyme: origins and history