Go Tell It to the Rain (Ve y díselo a la lluvia)

Author:
Clan 91
Testimony by:
Eduardo Ojeda

We had a comrade who sang beautifully. He was called Peye and was a student at the State Technical University. I’d never met him before but later we becamoe great friends in the Compingin Camp on the island.

When I met Peye again in the Alpha Barracks, he started singing the song "Ve y díselo a la lluvia" (Go tell it to the rain), in the most spectacular voice. He said to Trauco, me and someone else whose name I don’t remember, "Guys, I play, I sing, and you do the backing vocals”. We sang "ooooh": those were our backing vocals.

We formed a group called Alpha 4, specialising in more modern songs, mainly rock songs. We played some tremendous shows. It was really nice because when we returned to the barracks, we felt like true musicians. Peye wrote a song. I remember that he showed it to me. It was written with the Viña del Mar Song Festival in mind.

Music was very important on Dawson Island. People would sing in the evenings, especially Argentinian folk songs and everything that we wrote.


Published on: 16 October 2015


I know for well that there is something that makes you cry
but in the rain you can unburden yourself
because only the rain will understand your tears.

Go tell it to the rain
it will comfort you
it will soon take away your sorrow, go,
go tell it to the rain.

But you hear it calling you constantly
telling you again and again that you should go and meet it
because only the rain will understand your tears.

Go tell it to the rain
it will comfort you
it will soon take away your sorrow, go,
go tell it to the rain.

Run soon
run soon
run soon.

Go tell it to the rain
it will comfort you
it will soon take away your sorrow, go,
go tell it to the rain.

It will comfort you
it will soon take away your sorrow, go,
go tell it to the rain.