A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 27, 2006
“I wish it would rain—not for me cuz I’ve seen it, but for my 7-year-old”

Texas has many heat jokes. “I wish it would rain—not so much for me, because I’ve seen it, but for my seven-year-old” is an old joke that dates from at least the 1940s.


Google Books
I Give You Texas: 500 Jokes of the Lone Star State
by Boyce House
San Antonio, TX: The Naylor Co.
1943
Kessinger Publishing
2004 (reprint)
Pg. 6:
An inhabitant of far West Texas said sadly:
“I wish it would rain—not for my sake because I’ve seen it rain but on account of my seven-year old boy.”

“Guide to Flooncy”
A Guide To Flooncy
from the book “How To Be A Texan- No Experience Necessary” (out of print, alas),
by Sam Huddleston
(...)
You hear a Texan saying: “I wish it would rain - not so much for me, cuz I’ve seen it, but for my 7-year old.”

Arizona Heat Jokes
A sad Arizonan once prayed, “I wish it would rain - not so much for me, cuz I’ve seen it—but for my 7-year-old.”

Google Books
Pastor Tim Cleanlaugh Collection
by Tim Davis
Victoria, Canada: Trafford Publishing
2001
Pg. 139:
A sad Texan once prayed, “I wish it would rain—not so much for me, cuz I’ve seen it—but for my 7-year-old.

Google Groups: alt.hahaha
From:  m. mckeller
Date:  Wed, Jul 29 1998 12:00 am

A sad Texan once prayed, “I wish it would rain - not so much for me, I’ve seen it—but for my seven year old.”

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Monday, November 27, 2006 • Permalink