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Lyr Add: Chasin' Rainbows (from Dallas String Band

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Subject: Lyr Add: CHASIN' RAINBOWS (The Dallas String Band)
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 11 May 01 - 12:06 AM

I have fallin in love with this song. This is how I hear the words as sung be the Dallas String Band, and Robert Crumb and His Cheap Suit Serendaders. The Double Decker String Band seems to sing it slightly different. I can't make out the second verse real well. Does anyone know if I have it correct?

Chasin' Rainbows
The Dallas String Band

Someday you'll find the end of my rainbow,
Or maybe you'll find a little pot of gold.
Someday while running around,You'll find what I never found.
A golden mist,
A rainbow's kiss,
That all falls down in a little pot of gold.

Someday those silver clouds will come misting,
And they'll cover up my gold.
But there is nothing I can do,
Now that I a feeling blue,
But chase those little rainbows in my soul.

Repeat.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Chasin' Rainbows by Dallas StrBnd
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 11 May 01 - 01:22 PM

oops:

It should be

Now that I am feeling blue,


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Chasin' Rainbows by Dallas StrBnd
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 18 Oct 01 - 09:13 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Chasin' Rainbows by Dallas StrBnd
From: Stewie
Date: 18 Oct 01 - 09:01 PM

I hear some slight differences for the first verse in DSB version:

Some day you'll find the end of my rainbow
When/and maybe you'll find a pot of gold
Some day, while runnin' around, you'll find what we never found
That golden mist
The rainbow's kiss
It all falls down in a little pot of gold

To my ears, your second verse is pretty close to what the Cheap Suits sing. The DSB seem to sing something different, particularly the second time through - closer to what Norman Blake sings in his version on 'Flower From the Fields of Alabama'.

Some day the silver clouds will be lifting
That seem to cover up my gold
There is nothing I can do
While that I am feeling blue
But chase the rainbows in my soul

I don't reckon there can be anything definitive here, unless you can find some sheet music [it sounds like it may have originated as a pop song, but I find nothing at Levy] - you takes your pick.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Chasin' Rainbows by Dallas StrBnd
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 18 Oct 01 - 10:55 PM

Thanks Stewie!

Do you know the chords?

JAB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Chasin' Rainbows by Dallas StrBnd
From: SINSULL
Date: 18 Oct 01 - 11:02 PM

Very different from the one I remember:
"I'm always chasing rainbows....
Maybe I'll find a little bluebird..."
Anyone have the lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Chasin' Rainbows by Dallas StrBnd
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 12:03 AM

Sinsull:

That's a different song. I have the lyrics and chords from M. Ted. The lyrics are also on Melody Lane.

The Lyrics are:

I'm always chasing rainbows
Watching clouds drifting by
My schemes are just like all my dreams:
Ending in the sky.

Some fellows look to find the sunshine
I always look and find the rain
Some fellows make a winning sometimes
I never even make a gain.

Believe me,

I'm always chasing rainbows,
Waiting to find
A little bluebird in vain.

The chords are:

||GG/D9D9/GG/EmEm/
AmAm/AmGAmG/D9D9/D9D9/
E7E7/E7E7/AmE7/AmAm/
A7A7/A7A7/D9/D9/
G7G7/CC//CC/
E7E7/E7E7/A7A7/D7D7/
GG/D9D9/GG/E7E7/
AmAm/A7D7/GG/GG||

JAB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Chasin' Rainbows by Dallas StrBnd
From: Stewie
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 05:03 AM

JAB,

Sorry, can't help you with chords.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Chasin' Rainbows by Dallas StrBnd
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 10 Sep 03 - 12:04 AM

Refresh:

I'm still looking for the chords for this song if anyone has them worked out.

JAB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Chasin' Rainbows by Dallas StrBnd
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 10 Sep 03 - 08:33 PM

Have to pull out my CD of the Dallas String Band.... this is one of my favorites, too... along with I Used To Call Her Baby. I hear the words differently, but I'll have to listen to the recording again.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Chasin' Rainbows by Dallas StrBnd
From: masato sakurai
Date: 11 Sep 03 - 01:25 AM

The chorus part of "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" (sheet music at Levy) is an 1918 remake of Chopin's Fantasie-Impromptu (1855).


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS (McCarthy...)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Sep 03 - 08:17 PM

This seems to be a different song from the one GutBucketeer requested, but since there has been some discussion of it anyway, I might as well post it.

The Levy collection has 3 editions of the sheet music for I'M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS, each associated with a different play or film:

1. The stage musical comedy, "Oh Look!" starring The Dolly Sisters and Harry Fox. See Masato's link above. This edition is missing its last page.

2. The 1939 film, "Rose of Washington Square," starring Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, and Al Jolson. Levy has the cover only, no sheet music pages.

3. The 1945 film, "The Dolly Sisters," starring Betty Grable, John Payne and June Haver. This is the one I used for my transcription which follows. It also has chords.

As usual for songs of this period, the chorus is much better known than the verse.

I'M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS
(Words, Joseph McCarthy. Music, Harry Carroll [Frederic Chopin]. 1918.)

At the end of the rainbow, there's happiness,
And to find it how often I've tried;
But my life is a race, just a wild goose chase,
And my dreams have all been denied.
Why have I always been a failure?
What can the reason be?
I wonder if the world's to blame?
I wonder if it could be me?

CHORUS: I'm always chasing rainbows,
Watching clouds drifting by.
My schemes are just like all my dreams,
Ending in the sky.
Some fellows look and find the sunshine;
I always look and find the rain.
Some fellows make a winning sometime;
I never even make a gain.
Believe me,
I'm always chasing rainbows,
Waiting to find a little bluebird in vain.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Chasin' Rainbows by Dallas StrBnd
From: Ron Davies
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 04:49 PM

Pretty late to be answering this, but for what it's worth. I think this is what the Double Decker String Band sings on this song--which they say they got from the Dallas String Band---maybe Double Decker guessed at the second verse, but I think it's a good one, made up or not.

Someday you'll find the end of my rainbow
And maybe find a little pot of gold
Someday while running around
You'll find what we never found
A golden mist, a rainbow's kiss
They all fall down in a little pot of gold

Someday I'll be found to be missing
Angels carried off my soul
There is nothing I can do
While I am feeling blue
But chase those rainbows in my soul.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Chasin' Rainbows by Dallas StrBnd
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 11:00 PM

Hey, Ron:

I love the Double Decker String Band.. the second verse is definitely made up. Pete Stampfel of the Holy Modal Rounders made up anothe verse to Moving Day which was great, and fit the feeling of the song seamlessly.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Chasin' Rainbows by Dallas StrBnd
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 06:15 AM

I believe (and sing) the second verse as:

Someday a silver cloud will come misting
Angels will gather up my soul
There is nothing I can do
Now that I am feeling blue
But look for the rainbow in my soul

Are you still having trouble with the chords, or have you got them now?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Chasin' Rainbows by Dallas StrBnd
From: Ron Davies
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 06:42 AM

It's too bad we haven't yet come up with a another totally different verse for the whole song. It seems what we're calling the second verse is actually the second part of the first verse. So the song as it stands only has one verse, no matter what the words are. It's such a great song-- has that 20's feel to it. don't you think?--could definitely use at least another verse.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Chasin' Rainbows by Dallas StrBnd
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 02:41 PM

Ron,
I would guess written a bit earlier than the twenties although as far as I'm aware it was Coley Jones's Dallas String band that made the first recording and that was December 9th 1928. This version sounds more like an attempt at the "Barbershop Quartet" treatment, a style which I believe preceded the twenties. I have never heard a another version with more words than those indicated in the above thread.

As a sideline;
Whilst on the subject of the Dallas String Band I've always been intrigued by their version of "So Tired" compared to Lonnie Johnson's later and much slower version and the so different version by Skip James.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Chasin' Rainbows by Dallas String Band
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 08:03 PM

The chords to this song go a little like this, such an amazing song

F/Bflat/F/F/
G/C/F/F7/
Bflat/Bflat/F/D7/
G/G/C/C

F/Bflat/F/F/
Bflat/Bflat/A7/A7/
F/C/F/D7/
G/C/F/C/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Chasin' Rainbows by Dallas String Band
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 08:59 PM

Thanks for the chords !!!

Its been awhile.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Chasin' Rainbows by Dallas String Band
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 09:19 PM

I think Stewies second verse is right on the money, and it is a second verse.

Many years ago I was fooling around and wrote a song as much as anything out of love for this one. It wasn't very good, but here's what I remember.

You go your way and I'll go mine
Yours ain't the only way to go
Just because your sun is shining now
Don't mean your flowers gonna grow
Just go your own sweet way
But you'll be back some day
And when you do, Honey, I'll say we're through
...... (can't remember the last line)

Haven't thought of that in many, many years. I'm amazed that I can remember this much.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Chasin' Rainbows (from Dallas String Band
From: stevewise
Date: 16 Feb 10 - 05:41 PM

I've just listened to the Dallas String Band's fantastic original of this, as downloaded from the Juneberry 78 site and what I hear is this

Someday you'll find the end of my rainbow,
And maybe find a little pot of gold.
Someday while running around,
You'll find what we never found.
That golden mist,
The rainbow kissed,
That all falls down in a little pot of gold.
Someday silver clouds will be missing,
Angels cover up my gold.
There ain't nothing I can do,
While that I am feeling blue,
But chase the rainbows in my soul.

There is only one verse - it is sung twice with an instrumental break in between


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Chasin' Rainbows (from Dallas String Band
From: GUEST,el jefe
Date: 18 Aug 15 - 12:27 PM

this song is about watersports :)


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