WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN

Live 12 Jan 1993 version


Long as I remember rain been coming down
Clouds of mystery pouring, confusion on the ground
Good men through the ages trying to find the sun
And I wonder, still I wonder, who'll stop the rain

I went down Virginia seeking shelter from the storm
Caught up in the fable, I watched the tower grow
Five year plans and new deal wrapped in golden chains
And I wonder, still I wonder, who'll stop the rain

Heard the singers saying, oh how we cheered for more
The crowd had rushed together trying to keep warm
Still the rain kept falling, falling on my ears
And I wonder, still I wonder, who'll stop the rain

[Spoken outro (John Fogerty):] Thank you! I wanna thank my friends here too.


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 12 Jan 1993 performance of WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, CA, during the eighth annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. The song was performed by John Fogerty, backed by Bruce Springsteen (who played guitar and provided harmony vocals), Robbie Robertson (of The Band), Benmont Tench (of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Roy Bittan, Don Was, and Jim Keltner. Creedence Clearwater Revival were among that year's inductees into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The following day Springsteen provided the induction speech for Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Pro-shot video of the entire live 12 Jan 1993 performance of WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN was posted in 2012 on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum YouTube channel.


Official Releases

The live 12 Jan 1993 version of WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN appears on three official releases.

Various artists -- Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame + Museum Live: Come Together
Various artists -- Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame + Museum Live: Come Together

DVD - Time Life (24635-X) - USA, 2009

This is part of a nine-volume series that was later repackaged into a 9-DVD box set. This volume includes two tracks on which Bruce Springsteen appears:

  1. COME TOGETHER [Live 20 Jan 1994 version]
  2. WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 12 Jan 1993 version]
Various artists -- The Best Of Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame + Museum Live
Various artists -- The Best Of Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame + Museum Live

3xCD - Time Life (26397-D) - USA, 2011

This release includes 10 tracks on which Bruce Springsteen appears:

  1. JOHNNY B. GOODE [Live 02 Sep 1995 version]
  2. I SAW HER STANDING THERE [Live 20 Jan 1988 version]
  3. (I CAN'T GET NO) SATISFACTION [Live 20 Jan 1988 version]
  4. IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR [Live 15 Mar 1999 version]
  5. GREEN RIVER [Live 12 Jan 1993 version]
  6. WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 12 Jan 1993 version]
  7. BORN ON THE BAYOU [Live 12 Jan 1993 version]
  8. TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 15 Mar 1999 version]
  9. THE PROMISED LAND [Live 15 Mar 1999 version]
  10. I STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR [Live 14 Mar 2005 version]
Various artists -- Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live Volume 2: 1992-1994
Various artists -- Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live Volume 2: 1992-1994

Digital album - Time Life (no catalog number) - USA, 2011

This is a download-only digital release, part of a ten-volume series. This volume includes 5 tracks on which Bruce Springsteen appears:

  1. GREEN RIVER [Live 12 Jan 1993 version]
  2. WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 12 Jan 1993 version]
  3. BORN ON THE BAYOU [Live 12 Jan 1993 version]
  4. COME TOGETHER [Live 20 Jan 1994 version]

Available Versions

List of available versions of WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN on this website:

WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 18 Dec 1980 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 31 Dec 1980 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 20 Aug 1981 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 22 Sep 1984 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 12 Jan 1993 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 11 Apr 1993 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 16 May 1993 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 24 Jun 1993 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 26 Jun 1993 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 26 Jun 1999 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 28 Jun 2003 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 02 Aug 2008 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 04 Jun 2009 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 02 Jun 2012 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 23 Jul 2012 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 15 Aug 2012 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 26 May 2013 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Live 01 Feb 2014 version]
WHO'll STOP THE RAIN [Live 26 Jul 2016 version]
WHO'll STOP THE RAIN [Live 18 Feb 2017 version]
WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN [Original Creedence Clearwater Revival version]

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