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Lyr Req: Sing Me a Rainbow (Paint Me a Dream)

GUEST 27 Jul 00 - 05:55 PM
Sorcha 27 Jul 00 - 06:02 PM
Dee45 27 Jul 00 - 09:00 PM
Joe Offer 27 Jul 00 - 09:11 PM
GUEST,U§§ ferryboat (~¿~) 28 Jul 00 - 09:08 AM
GUEST,Barry T 28 Jul 00 - 02:25 PM
Barry T 28 Jul 00 - 03:10 PM
Dulci46 28 Jul 00 - 07:51 PM
Hardiman the Fiddler 28 Jul 00 - 09:06 PM
Sorcha 28 Jul 00 - 09:16 PM
Jim Dixon 18 Jun 05 - 01:22 AM
Jim Dixon 18 Jun 05 - 02:18 AM
GUEST,Paul Britton 09 Nov 09 - 02:31 PM
GUEST,Paul Britton 09 Nov 09 - 02:51 PM
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Subject: sing me a rainbow paint me a dream
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 05:55 PM

I am looking for the lyricts to sing me a rainbow paint me a dream


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Subject: RE: sing me a rainbow paint me a dream
From: Sorcha
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 06:02 PM

Maybe Sean can find this one, too!! If not, I will look. Did not find anything in DT under @rainbow. Curious, I would have thought it was a key word........
Hi, Sorcha - most songs about rainbow will have the word "rainbow" in them, so there's no need to have it as a keyword.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Add: DIAMONDS AND GOLD (Tom Waits)
From: Dee45
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 09:00 PM

Could this be it?


Diamonds and Gold
Tom Waits


Broken glass, rusty nails where the wild violets grow
Say goodbye to the railroad, the mad dogs of summer
And everything that I know

What some men will do here for diamonds
What some men will do here for gold
They're wounded but they just keep on climbing
And sleep by the side of the road

There's a hole in the ladder, a fence we can climb
Mad as a hatter, you're thin as a dime
Go out to the meadow, the hills are a-green
Sing me a rainbow, steal me a dream

Small-time Napoleon's shattered his knees
But he stays in the saddle for Rose
And all his disciples, they shave in the gutter
And they gather what's left of his clothes

What some men will do here for diamonds
What some men will do here for gold
They're wounded but they just keep on climbing
And sleep by the side of the road


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Subject: RE: sing me a rainbow paint me a dream
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 09:11 PM

Don't know if it's the right song, but it's a good song. Maybe a great song. I am truly impressed, Rawhide.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: sing me a rainbow paint me a dream
From: GUEST,U§§ ferryboat (~¿~)
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 09:08 AM

no, it's not the right song. the chorus goes: Sing me a rainbow Paint me a dream show me a whorld that I've never seen wisper a sunset and when you do you'll know how I feel I say you'll know how I feel when I'm with you


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Subject: RE: sing me a rainbow paint me a dream
From: GUEST,Barry T
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 02:25 PM

Not much of a lead I'm afraid, but I remember that tune being recorded by the Lawrie Bower Singers, a superb Canadian choral group.

One verse started something like...
You came into my life on such an ordinary day
'Made my life so very special since you came my way
There's nothing in the world I wouldn't do....


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Subject: RE: sing me a rainbow paint me a dream
From: Barry T
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 03:10 PM

Vague memory snippets coming back...

The name of the album which included the song you're after was Feelin' Good by the Laurie Bower Singers on the Canadian Talent Library label, I believe. Laurie was the lead trombonist in the fabulous Spitfire Band (a popular Canadian big band). But he was also a brilliant vocal arranger.

This song is not a folk song, so I recommend that you also post your inquiry to other lyrics forums in other newsgroups.


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Subject: RE: sing me a rainbow paint me a dream
From: Dulci46
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 07:51 PM

Would this possibly be the same song that is on the Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show album? This is the version I remember and the only one I've been able to find. No words just music.


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Subject: RE: sing me a rainbow paint me a dream
From: Hardiman the Fiddler
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 09:06 PM

Only version that I know is the Tom Waits tune, already noted above, which happens to be a favorite one of mine. Hardiman


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Subject: Lyr Add: SING ME A RAINBOW (from Astrud Gilberto)
From: Sorcha
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 09:16 PM

This?

SING ME A RAINBOW
As sung by Astrud Gilberto

CHORUS: Sing me a rainbow; paint me a dream.
Show me a world that I've never seen.
Whisper a sunset, and when you do,
You'll know how I feel, I say,
You'll know how I feel,
You'll know how I feel when I'm with...

1. You walked in my life on such an ordinary day,
But it's been extraordinary since you came my way.
There's nothing in this world that I can't do
As long as you continue to... CHORUS

2. You brought something special to a life that was so plain.
Feelings that you turned me on to I just can't explain.
Something happens when I'm near you,
And I just can't wait to hear you... CHORUS

from here. If there are more verses, I didn't find them.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SING ME A RAINBOW (Shel Silverstein)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Jun 05 - 01:22 AM

This isn't the song that was asked for, but posting it here might clear up some confusion. Copied from http://www.banned-width.com/shel/works/rainbow.html

SING ME A RAINBOW
Words & Music by Shel Silverstein
Copyright © 1972 / Evil-Eye Music Inc., NY

Josie, it's been a long hard day
Down the road to where it at.
I must have lost my way.
When I got there, they said I was too late.
Now you're the only one can get me straight.

So won't you sing me a rainbow, Josie. Roll me a song.
Just tonight, make it right, 'cause it's been wrong for, oh, so long.
There's lots of shades of darkness, Josie, deep inside a man,
So sing me a rainbow if you can.

The train I went to meet had come and gone.
Seems like I spend all my time gettin' off and gettin' on.
I sold my mind and gave my dreams away,
And tomorrow I'll start lookin' 'round for yesterday,
But til then...

Sing me a rainbow, Josie. Roll me a song.
Just tonight, make it right, 'cause it's been wrong for, oh, so long.
There's lots of kinds of hunger, Josie, you don't understand,
So sing me a rainbow if you can,
If you can, if you can,
Sing me a rainbow if you can.

[Recorded by Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, "Doctor Hook."]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: sing me a rainbow paint me a dream
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Jun 05 - 02:18 AM

There seem to be 5 different songs with the same title:

1. SING ME A RAINBOW (PAINT ME A DREAM)
Written by Carole Bayer & George Fischoff
Recorded by The Strawberry Street Singers, 1968

2. SING ME A RAINBOW
Written by Estelle Levitt & Lou Stallman
Recorded by Astrud Gilberto, 1967

3. SING ME A RAINBOW
Written by Stewart Harris
Recorded by Stewart Harris, 1978

4. SING ME A RAINBOW
Written by Shel Silverstein
Recorded by Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show, 1972

5. SING ME A RAINBOW
Written by Lorraine W Walden


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Subject: RE: sing me a rainbow paint me a dream
From: GUEST,Paul Britton
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 02:31 PM

The song recorded by Astrud Gilberto (the Latin singer), is definitely the song with the lyrics "Sing me a rainbow, paint me a dream, Show me a world that I've never seen" that are quoted above." I believe it's the same song as the Strawberry Street Singers song from 1968, which I remember from the radio, though I don't have a copy of it.

I don't know why the song as recorded by Astrud Gilberto should be attributed to Estelle Levitt and Lou Stallman. That doesn't seem right. I believe Bayer and Fischoff are the songwriters. In fact, the melody in the middle section of "Sing Me a Rainbow" sounds a lot like part of the melody of the song "98.6" (the 1967 hit for Keith), for which George Fischoff also wrote the music.


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Subject: RE: sing me a rainbow paint me a dream
From: GUEST,Paul Britton
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 02:51 PM

Also, the "Sing Me a Rainbow" song as sung by the Sons of Champlin is definitely NOT the song with the lyrics "Sing me a rainbow, paint me a dream, Show me a world that I've never seen" that are quoted above."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sing Me a Rainbow (Paint Me a Dream)
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Mar 13 - 07:01 PM

I am still trying to find Sing me a Rainbow...I think this is how it begins.
part of the lyrics, ie
________ me a rainbow
and ____? paint me a dream___________
________________
all my tomorrows have all gone away
so ? sing/bring me a rainbow

Wish I could hum the melody with this....it is really stuck in my head and I want
to find the song.

biskenne@sti.net


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