Malvina Reynolds song recorded by Joan Baez, the Searchers, the New Seekers, and Finntrio. Malvina's recording is heard on the soundtrack to the film, Dogfight. Though the lyrics to the song never mention it explicitly, the song was written about radioactive fall-out from aboveground atomic bomb testing in the 1950s.
Just a little boy standing in the rain
The gentle rain that falls for years
And the grass is gone, the boy disappears
And rain keeps falling like helpless tears
And what have they done to the rain?
The song still makes the round on the folk circuit, thanks to both its inclusion in the book Rise Up Singing and the continuing ecological damage caused by acid rain.

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