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According to folklore, if it's rainy on St Swithin's Day, it'll rain every day for the following 40 days. At Classic FM we're a pretty optimistic bunch, but if you're unlucky enough to be caught in a shower on 15 July, allow us to recommend a suitably stormy soundtrack for your summer...
Crying as the rain drizzles down the window pane is a common idea in pop music, but German Lieder composers also made use of the imagery, like Schubert does in his poignant love song: "Then my eyes filled with tears, And made the mirror ripple. She spoke: "The rain comes, farewell, I am going home."
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