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The Rain The Park and Other Things

The Rain, The Park & Other Things by The Cowsills

Psychedelic Pop Music

This psychedelic pop song, which is sometimes known as “The Flower Girl,” was co-written by Artie Kornfeld (later the music promoter for the 1969 Woodstock Festival) and Steve Duboff.  It was released on the 1967 album The Cowsills and as a single. It was a big hit for The Cowsills, and rose to #2 in the U.S. and New Zealand, #4 in Australia, and #1 in Canada in 1967. Studio musicians provided the instrumentation for the song: Gene Bianco (harp) with Vinnie Bell, Charles Macy and Al Gorgoni  (guitar).  Others included Joe Macho (bass), Artie Butler (organ), Paul Griffin (piano), George Devens (percussion), and Buddy Saltzman and Al Rogers (drums).

The Cowsills were from Newport, Rhode Island, and formed in 1965. They were known for their harmonizations. By 1967, the Cowsills included six Cowsill  siblings  (Bob, Susan, Paul, John, Bill, and Barry) and their mother Barbara. They were part of the inspiration for the 1970s TV sitcom The Partridge Family.

Here are the lyrics to “The Rain, The Park and Other Things” by The Cowsills:

“I saw her sitting in the rain
Raindrops falling on her
She didn’t seem to care
She sat there and smiled at me

Then I knew
(I knew, I knew, I knew, I knew)
She could make me happy
(Happy, happy)
She could make me very happy

Flowers in her hair
(In her hair)
Flowers everywhere
(Everywhere)

I love the flower girl
(I love the flower girl)
Oh, I don’t know just why, she simply caught my eye
I love the flower girl
(I love the flower girl)
She seemed so sweet and kind, she crept into my mind
(To my mind, to my mind)

I knew I had to say hello
(Hello, hello)
She smiled up at me
Then she took my hand
And we walked through the park alone

And I knew
(I knew, I knew, I knew, I knew)
She had made me happy
(Happy, happy)
(She had made me very happy)

Flowers in her hair
(In her hair)
Flowers everywhere
(Everywhere)

I love the flower girl
(I love the flower girl)
Oh, I don’t know just why, she simply caught my eye
I love the flower girl
(I love the flower girl)
She seemed so sweet and kind, she crept into my mind
(To my mind, to my mind)

Suddenly, the sun broke through
(See the sun)
I turned around she was gone
(Where did she go?)
All I had left was one little flower in my hand

But I knew
(I knew, I knew, I knew, I knew)
She had made me happy
(Happy, happy)
(She had made me very happy)

Flowers in her hair
(In her hair)
Flowers everywhere
(Everywhere)

I love the flower girl
(I love the flower girl)
Was she reality or just a dream to me?
I love the flower girl
(I love the flower girl)
Her love showed me the way to find a sunny day
(Sunny day)
(Sunny day, sunny day)

I love the flower girl
(I love the flower girl)
Was she reality or just a dream to me?
I love the flower girl
(I love the flower girl)”

Check Out The Groove Pad for More 1960s Music

The Pass the Paisley Groove Pad is a resting stop, a place to chill out and listen to the featured song on the stereo. If the mood strikes you, click on the juke box to access and listen to the 50+ free online songs there. The TV has several channels, with selections updated twice a week. Every now and then, Pass the Paisley hosts an all-request of 1960s and 1970s songs for a Be-In at the juke box in the Groove Pad. Keep on truckin’. Hope you enjoyed “The Rain, The Park & Other Things” by The Cowsills.

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