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Lyr/Chords Req: I'm Always Chasing Rainbows

RichM 03 Jul 01 - 03:49 PM
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Lin in Kansas 04 Jul 01 - 01:12 AM
Lin in Kansas 04 Jul 01 - 01:18 AM
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Subject: I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
From: RichM
Date: 03 Jul 01 - 03:49 PM

Help!

I have this song in my head, and I need the chords! I am fingerpicking it in key of D, but any key would be welcome--I can transpose it.

Anyone?

Rich McCarthy


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
From: RichM
Date: 03 Jul 01 - 11:02 PM

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 04 Jul 01 - 01:12 AM


John In Remote Kansas (JIRK) on LIK's cookie

I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
Combo-Orks for Small Dance Bands
Robbins Music Corp, 1951
shows:
Joseph McCarthy & Harry Carroll
(c) 1918 Robbins Music Corp
(c) renewed 1946 Robbins Music Corp

The Real Little Book, Hal Leonard, 1994
ISBN 0-7935-2942-5
shows no composer/arranger
(c) 1994 Hal Leonard Publishing Co

From the Hal Leonard Fake Book"

G Cm G
I'm Al-ways Chas-ing Rain-bows
F#dim7 G Cm6 G D7sus D7
watch-ing clouds drift-ing by - - -
E7 Dm6 E7 Bm7 E7 Am E7 Am
My schemes are just like all my dreams,
A7 D7 Ddim7 D7
End-ing in the sky - -
G7
Some fel-lows look and find the sun-shine
C
I al-ways look and find the rain,
E7
Some fel-lows make a win-ning some-time
A7 D7 Am7 D7b9
I nev-er e-ven make a gain, Be-lieve me,
G Cm G E7
Im al-ways chas-ing rain-bows
Am Am7 D7 G Gdim7 Am7 D7
Wait-ing to find a lit-tle blue-bird in vain - - - -

Repeat, with last ending
Am Am7 D7 G Eb7 G
Wait-ing to find a lit-tle blue-bird in vain - - -


Hope this helps

John


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 04 Jul 01 - 01:18 AM


John In Remote Kansas (JIRK) on LIK's cookie

I'm Always Chasing Rainbows

OOPS!
Forgot to note that the key signature is G.

The version in the Combo-Orks book is for Eb instruments, so it is scored in E. The chord structure looks like it may be a little fancier, but I won't attempt to transpose it to make a direct comparison if the above is good for you.

John


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
From: RichM
Date: 04 Jul 01 - 09:17 AM

John In Remote Kansas, thanks! :))))

I'll transpose to D, and get working on this.

Rich McCarthy


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
From: M.Ted
Date: 04 Jul 01 - 11:03 PM

Lin--Next time, mark out the measures with slash marks like this /GG/CmCm/GG/--it makes it a lot easier to figure out when the changes are supposed to happen--


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 05 Jul 01 - 08:45 AM

Don't forget, this is the middle part of Chopin's Fantasie Impromtu. Don't anybody tell Micca about this one...he's managed to ruin several beautiful tunes for me by putting words in my head. ;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Nov 13 - 11:14 AM

The chords can be found in Jamey Aebersold's Jazz Vol #79.

It can also be found in Hal Leonard's Real Book Vol #3.

Wayne Renardson
Nashville, TN 37204


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Nov 13 - 12:40 PM

Chords posted on 04 Jul 01 - 01:12 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 25 Nov 13 - 11:46 AM

Those chords seem needlessly complicated. I wonder if the Hal Leonard corporation simply uses a computer to generate chords, because their chord notations often seem to ignore the possibility of letting the short-duration, unharmonious note drift by without a chord change.

I've never liked this song, and I don't want to work out chords for the whole thing, but I want to tell other players not to get discouraged when they run into a 'Hal Leonard special' like F#dim7 where a simple Am would do.

For example, I've been playing this on the piano, and this line:

E7 Dm6    E7 Bm7 E7   Am E7 Am
My schemes are just like all my dreams

Can be accompanied by Am except for one little dip to Em on 'my.' Of course a little artful floatiness is called for, but it is Chopin, after all.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 25 Nov 13 - 12:46 PM

Full lyrics were posted by Jim Dixon in 2003, thread 34198.

Chasin Rainbows


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 25 Nov 13 - 01:06 PM

Words by Joseph McCarthy, music adapted by Harry Carroll, 1917; presented in the musical "Oh, Look," 1918. Later sung by Judy Garland in the film "Ziegfield Girl," 1941.

Sheet music in the Levy collection, with chords shown:
https://jscholarship.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/6109


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
From: Eldergirl
Date: 26 Nov 13 - 08:49 AM

Was Harry Carroll any relation to Jim?
Just a passing thought.


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