There's A Joke About Singing And Rain

@ilocosboy (38694)
Philippines
May 17, 2017 7:17am CST
... Oh its corny, but its so common you hear the joke in the neighborhood. For example, I'm singing a certain song. It's so happen I'm not a good singer, it's not my talent, I have no quality voice, the singing is crooked. Then someone will shout "Stop Singing, The Rain Will Come." This been the rhetoric about singing and rain. There's no connection about this thing, it's just a joke. A sarcasm that you are not a good singer so stop singing. But you know, if when you are not a good singer, there's always a time that you are singing because its a natural thing for us to sing. We don't necessary have the quality of voice but just like a form of expression. I think this joke is only in the Philippines.
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@JustBhem (44134)
• Davao, Philippines
17 May 17
Haha. I know what you mean. My cousin one time is having her video karaoke session. And we shouted the rain will come soon! Lol.
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@ilocosboy (38694)
• Philippines
17 May 17
Maybe because we, Filipino, just really love to sing and we don't care even we don't have voice quality... or we don't care even when it's already singing.
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@JustBhem (44134)
• Davao, Philippines
17 May 17
@ilocosboy Haha. Because that's one way for us to let the stress out.
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@ilocosboy (38694)
• Philippines
17 May 17
@JustBhem that's it, that's the reason.
@ridingbet (60545)
• Philippines
18 May 17
that is a joke when one sings out of tune. if that is the case, i should sing loud and out of tune (i have a low voice) so that rain will pour down here.
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@ilocosboy (38694)
• Philippines
19 May 17
I think its also effective in my case because it has been raining here
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@ridingbet (60545)
• Philippines
19 May 17
@ilocosboy hahaha! woo-hoo. don't tell me your voice is of the same caliber as mine? i am singing out loud every afternoon but what comes is only a short drizzle.
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@ilocosboy (38694)
• Philippines
19 May 17
@ridingbet im a songer not a singer he he
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@MGjhaud (20865)
• Philippines
17 May 17
I know the joke.
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@ilocosboy (38694)
• Philippines
17 May 17
have you experienced it
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@MGjhaud (20865)
• Philippines
17 May 17
Which part? Me, singing? Or me pulling the joke off? Haha
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@ilocosboy (38694)
• Philippines
19 May 17
@MGjhaud both it rain when you sing he he
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@BarBaraPrz (21011)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
17 May 17
Yes, never heard that joke over here. In fact, I wouldn't even call it a joke, more of a folk saying.
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@ilocosboy (38694)
• Philippines
17 May 17
It was not a folk saying because this was invented to tease someone who is singing at that time.
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@BarBaraPrz (21011)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
17 May 17
@ilocosboy But it doesn't make any sense.
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@ilocosboy (38694)
• Philippines
17 May 17
@BarBaraPrz yeah, there is no relativity, he he, its just a phrase among peers.
@Kandae11 (40358)
17 May 17
It is in the Caribbean as well. I am a terrible singer and I haven't been singing lately, but still we are having rain, rain, and more rain.Maybe someone else is guilty.
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@ilocosboy (38694)
• Philippines
17 May 17
Ha ha, maybe not someone but many of them. I love to sing but the song don't love me at all. I'm also a terrible singer.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
17 May 17
@ilocosboy I think maybe it is more like thousands of them. It has been raining non stop since Sunday
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@ilocosboy (38694)
• Philippines
17 May 17
@Kandae11 for your country the singing is effective. I think we sing too well.
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
17 May 17
That's funny! I never heard that here.
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@ilocosboy (38694)
• Philippines
17 May 17
its a common phrase when someone is singing in our place.
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
17 May 17
@ilocosboy I will remember that!
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@owlwings (39870)
• Cambridge, England
17 May 17
There are many cultures all over the world where it used to be the custom to make a great and raucous noise (by banging on drums, tin cans or anything to hand) to summon rain. I think that the joke was that you were making such a dreadful noise that you were likely to bring on a huge downpour!
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@ilocosboy (38694)
• Philippines
19 May 17
That banging of drums is also a custom of one tribe in our region. The Bag-o tribe believe that banging the gangsa drum will summon the rain. Actually other tribe also like the Kankanaey and Itneg.
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@prashu228 (25501)
• India
17 May 17
That's funny, well did it rain anytime like that?
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@ilocosboy (38694)
• Philippines
19 May 17
Yeah, such a happiness in our place
@amnabas (10311)
• Karachi, Pakistan
17 May 17
Well it's considered here too but I think this situation belongs to old times when it really rained.
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@ilocosboy (38694)
• Philippines
17 May 17
that's true.
@maezee (33924)
• United States
17 May 17
Is it raining there? Is raining quite a bit here today!
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@ilocosboy (38694)
• Philippines
17 May 17
Wait till they here my singing... he he. It's not yet but I hope the rain will come. We really need the rain again. Its so hot again.
@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
21 Jun 17
This joke is also used at our places.