Pooh Reflecting

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

One Rainy Morning

Doing some surfing on the net this morning - well, actually, I was looking to update a couple of links on this blog - and I suddenly remembered a song I used to sing when I was in Prep grade at school, and which I subsequently taught to my own infant classes. It was Billy Blunder, although I don't know that I ever knew it by that title - I think we called it Big, Black and Shiny or maybe One Rainy Morning.
Here's the words:

One rainy morning
Without any warning
A large umbrella crossed the street
Big, black and shiny
Covering someone tiny
And all that we could see were two small feet

In and out the traffic
Dodging here and there
That umbrella went with a Don't-Care air
I said in wonder
Who is that down under
Hugging that umbrella like a teddy bear

Apparently there are more verses, and it was actually a road safety song, but these are the only two verses I ever remember singing. Tried to find an audio version, but no can do.


  1. Yes, it was a road safety song on the ABC morning kids program (7.30am I think) in Brisbane in the early 1950's.
    I can remember all the stuff that you have. There was at least one more verse but the final line was:

    "Hold up your umbrella when you cross the street"

    I think the ABC adapted it from, what I think was, the original by adding a couple of lines. See

  2. Yes i now it as one rainy morning with just 2 verses i now have taught it to my grand daughters! !