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Chords Req: I Can Sing a Rainbow (Arthur Hamilton)

Steve 05 Jan 97 - 07:32 PM
Rodney Rawlings rodney@druid.com 08 Jan 97 - 05:48 PM
Steve sdrjr4@iosys.net 08 Jan 97 - 08:31 PM
Sally 28 Jan 97 - 11:55 PM
Steve 02 Feb 97 - 07:50 PM
Joe Offer 05 Feb 97 - 02:27 AM
Sally 10 Feb 97 - 05:45 PM
Steve 10 Feb 97 - 07:36 PM
Tony 14 Feb 97 - 10:25 PM
GUEST,TingTing 25 Aug 02 - 01:21 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 25 Aug 02 - 01:53 AM
Willa 25 Aug 02 - 09:37 AM
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GUEST,Wayne 26 Aug 02 - 07:50 PM
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Subject: I Can Sing A Rainbow lyrics/Chords
From: Steve
Date: 05 Jan 97 - 07:32 PM

Greetings:

I am looking for a song called "I Can Sing A Rainbow" I mostly need the chords. It'd be a fun song to do with kids.

Thanks!!!


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Subject: RE: I Can Sing A Rainbow lyrics/Chords
From: Rodney Rawlings rodney@druid.com
Date: 08 Jan 97 - 05:48 PM

Possibly you mean the delightful song "Wish Me a Rainbow"?


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Subject: RE: I Can Sing A Rainbow lyrics/Chords
From: Steve sdrjr4@iosys.net
Date: 08 Jan 97 - 08:31 PM

The song I'm looking for is called "I Can Sing A Rainbow" on a Josh White Jr. record. However, I'll be looking for "Wish Me a Rainbow" as well.

Thanks for responding, Rodney!

Steve


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Subject: RE: I Can Sing A Rainbow lyrics/Chords
From: Sally
Date: 28 Jan 97 - 11:55 PM

I think the song is from an old Peggy Lee movie. Can't remember the movie, but the song goes (in part)

Red, and yellow, and pink and green, Orange, and purple, and blue, I can sing a rainbow, Sing a rainbow, Sing a rainbow, too.

Hope this jogs a memory somewhere because I've been singing this to my grandbabies but only know this one verse and would like to know the rest.


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Subject: RE: I Can Sing A Rainbow lyrics/Chords
From: Steve
Date: 02 Feb 97 - 07:50 PM

Thanks Sally. That is indeed the song I am looking for.

:-)


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Subject: Lyr Add: I CAN SING A RAINBOW (Arthur Hamilton)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Feb 97 - 02:27 AM

I CAN SING A RAINBOW
(Arthur Hamilton)

Red, and yellow, and pink and green
Purple, and orange, and blue
I can sing a rainbow, Sing a rainbow, Sing a rainbow, too.

Listen with your eyes,
Listen with your eyes,
And sing everything you see,
You can sing a rainbow, Sing a rainbow, Sing along with me

Red, and yellow, and pink and green
Purple, and orange, and blue
I can sing a rainbow, Sing a rainbow, Sing a rainbow, too.

The song was featured in the move, "Pete Kelly's Blues," and Peggy Lee recorded it on Decca in 1955. It's on her wonderful "Black Coffee" 2-disk set on Decca. Now, if only Capitol would come out with a generous collection - they don't seem to want to put all her hits on one CD.
-Joe-
Joe-Offer@msn.com


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Subject: RE: I Can Sing A Rainbow lyrics/Chords
From: Sally
Date: 10 Feb 97 - 05:45 PM

What a great resource this discussion group is! Thanks so much Joe! I wonder if Pete Kelly's Blues is rentable? I will surely check the next time I'm in Blockbusters.


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Subject: RE: I Can Sing A Rainbow lyrics/Chords
From: Steve
Date: 10 Feb 97 - 07:36 PM

I agree with Sally-What an amazing resource! "Pete Kelly's Blues" isn't anywhere I've seen, but I've got a librarian (my wife) hot on the trail! :-)

Anybody know the chords?

Many, many thanks!

Steve


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Subject: RE: I Can Sing A Rainbow lyrics/Chords
From: Tony
Date: 14 Feb 97 - 10:25 PM

I agree with Joe Offer. Thoes were the words that I remember. In the Philladelphia area there was a show called Captian Noah that had the song as it's theme.


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Subject: RE: I Can Sing A Rainbow lyrics/Chords
From: GUEST,TingTing
Date: 25 Aug 02 - 01:21 AM

I am so happy that I can find the lyric of this song!! The first time I heard this song is from my school choir and I always want to find the lyric. I have not heard the original version. But I like my school choir version too, cos it is sung by child. Is the original version sang by child too? Does anyone know where can I download this song's MP3?

Thanks~


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Subject: RE: I Can Sing A Rainbow lyrics/Chords
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 25 Aug 02 - 01:53 AM

Sally: Pete Kelly's Blues is one of my favorite movies. It is available on VHS and I think, on DVD, and there are two soundtracks. One has a narration by Pete Kelly and is all instrumental, the second is a Japanese import which has several songs by Peggy Lee, including I Can Sing AS Rainbow, and several others from the movie by Ella Fitzgerald. I have both CDs... and the movie. It's well worth watching. If you want more information, P.M. me...

Jerry


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Subject: RE: I Can Sing A Rainbow lyrics/Chords
From: Willa
Date: 25 Aug 02 - 09:37 AM

Hi, Steve.
Can't do the chords, but this site has words and midi.
Lyrics & Music ... I Can Sing A Rainbow. ... Red and yellow and pink and green, Purple and orange and blue, I can sing a rainbow, Sing a rainbow, Sing a rainbow too! ... www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/singarainbow.htm - 7k -


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Subject: RE: I Can Sing A Rainbow lyrics/Chords
From: Firecat
Date: 26 Aug 02 - 09:31 AM

I used to love that song when I was little!!!


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Subject: Chords Add: I CAN SING A RAINBOW (Arthur Hamilton)
From: SharonA
Date: 26 Aug 02 - 10:13 AM

I'm surprised that no one posted chords for this song back in '97. Oh well, better late than never. I'll post an arrangement in the key of C, and y'all can transpose at will...

I CAN SING A RAINBOW
(Arthur Hamilton)

(C)Red, and (Dm)yellow, and (C)pink and green
(F)Purple, and (Em)orange, and (Dm)blue (G)
(C)I can sing a (Dm)rainbow, (Em)Sing a (F)rainbow,
(G)Sing a (G7)rainbow, (C)too.

(F)Listen with your (C)eyes,
(F)Listen with your (C)eyes,
And (F)sing every(G)thing you (C)see,
(D)You can sing a (G)rainbow, (D)Sing a (G)rainbow,
(Am)Sing a-(D7)long with (G)me (G7)

(C)Red, and (Dm)yellow, and (C)pink and green
(F)Purple, and (Em)orange, and (Dm)blue (G)
(C)I can sing a (Dm)rainbow, (Em)Sing a (F)rainbow,
(G)Sing a (G7)rainbow, (C)too.


Tony was correct: for many years there was a TV show in Philadelphia (on Channel 6,) aimed toward young children, entitled "Captain Noah and His Magical Ark". It was hosted by a minister (who played Captain Noah) and his wife (as Mrs. Noah). They were accompanied by various puppet animals and would perform various skits/morality-plays; they had guest stars; they also featured the artwork that kids would send in to the TV station. They even had a theme song for the artwork segment of the show:

Send your pictures to dear old Captain Noah
Send today, send right away
Send your pictures to dear old Captain Noah
We'll hang them high in the TV sky...

More about Captain Noah and Mrs. Noah here: http://broadcastpioneers.50g.com/noah.html


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Subject: RE: I Can Sing A Rainbow lyrics/Chords
From: GUEST,Wayne
Date: 26 Aug 02 - 07:50 PM

Judy Henske also did this song on a live concert album called "The Death Defying Judy Henske" in the 60's.


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Subject: RE: I Can Sing A Rainbow lyrics/Chords
From: GUEST,jim
Date: 27 Aug 02 - 07:48 PM

Thanks gang. I was just thought of this song from my youth (first exposure - Captain Kangaroo, early 60s) this evening as something I want to sing to my 2 y/o granddaughter in the coming years. Searched on the title and you were first up. I don't know about the key of C but it's a great place to start.

Regards to all! Jim Wass Riverdale, Maryland


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Subject: RE: I Can Sing A Rainbow lyrics/Chords
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 27 Aug 02 - 08:02 PM

Funny, reading this thread.. I never thought of the song as a Children's Song. I remember it when I was in college, not singing it at summer camp. The song was very touching in the movie, because Peggy Lee's character had a mental breakdown and reverted to being a little child, in her mind. The scene where she sings the song is very moving, and disturbing. Not a tv kid's show moment. But, I can understand why the song took on its own life... it's a fine song.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: I Can Sing A Rainbow lyrics/Chords
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Oct 02 - 10:25 AM

I am also looking for words and chords if possible for I can sing a rainbow for nursery children please contact me if you can suppy
rodmansare@aol.com
Thanks frances


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Subject: RE: I Can Sing A Rainbow lyrics/Chords
From: MMario
Date: 07 Oct 02 - 01:29 PM

look up.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: I Can Sing A Rainbow
From: GUEST,chuck_r8@sbcglobal.net
Date: 28 Jan 06 - 05:42 AM

I just want to thank whomever put this site up and particular thanks to Sharon A for posting lyrics & chords for "I can sing a rainbow"--I have been all over the web trying to find the chords and here you are.GREAT! Chuck.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: I Can Sing A Rainbow
From: fat B****rd
Date: 28 Jan 06 - 06:49 AM

Yes, thanks to all especially Sharon. I shall attempt to sing this to my little Grandaughters.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: I Can Sing A Rainbow
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 28 Jan 06 - 03:09 PM

"Send your pictures
to dear old Captain Noah,

Send today

Send right away...."

; )

Dani


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: I Can Sing A Rainbow
From: GUEST,sue
Date: 06 Aug 09 - 01:48 AM

I just put the words to this song on my facebook page and everyone thought I had lost my mind. Told them I sang it to my kids and grandkids but couldnt remember where it came from. Thanks to everyone for the info


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: I Can Sing a Rainbow (Arthur Hamilton)
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jul 10 - 06:52 AM

C                  Em
Red and yellow and pink and green
F          C/Ebass       D7   G
Purple and orange and blue
C            F
I can sing a rainbow,
C/E       Fm
sing a rainbow,
C    Gsus4[or F/Gbass] C
sing a rainbow too.

F                C/E
Listen with your eyes
F                C/E
Listen with your ears,
Dm            Dm/G       C
and sing everything you see,
D            G
I can sing a rainbow,
D      G
sing a rainbow,
Am7   D7       G7
sing along with me.

Red and yellow and pink and green,
Purple and orange and blue,
I can sing a rainbow,
sing a rainbow,
sing a rainbow too!


from: greg champion, melbourne    champs@gregchampion.com.au


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: I Can Sing a Rainbow (Arthur Hamilton)
From: Taconicus
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 07:11 PM

Welcome! Do you sing?


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: I Can Sing a Rainbow (Arthur Hamilton)
From: GUEST,Cathy
Date: 04 Dec 11 - 06:09 PM

wow, i didnt know the internet existed in 1997..


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