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Lyr Req: A Rainbow Made of Children (Lynn Baker)

jgable@imsa.edu 27 Apr 98 - 10:43 PM
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Subject: Rainbow Made of Children lyrics/artist?
From: jgable@imsa.edu
Date: 27 Apr 98 - 10:43 PM

I'm looking for lyrics and the artist of a song I learned at YMCA camp at about age 8... As best I remember, the song was called Rainbow Made of Children.

I remember most of the lyrics but have no idea who the artist is.

    Chorus:
    We're a rainbow made of children,
    We're an army singing a song.
    There's no weapons that can stop us.
    Rainbow love is much too strong.

Anyone who knows the origin or artist please let me know. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Rainbow Made of Children lyrics/artist?
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Feb 06 - 03:10 PM

that song "a rainbow made of children" is in the movie "Billy Jack" but i don't know if that is the origin.


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Subject: RE: Rainbow Made of Children lyrics/artist?
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Feb 06 - 04:08 PM

Another one I enjoyed was Rainbow Made of Children. My brother and I learned it at a YMCA camp, and dearly loved it, and sang it together for many years after. Based on the lyrics, I suspect it was a 60's/70's hippie song, or at least had verses added then.


[chorus]
We're a rainbow
Made of children
We're an army singing songs
Ain't no weapon
That can harm us
Rainbow love is much too strong

I was born in Alabama,
Saying Yes Sir to the man.
When I found it got me nowhere,
I will never say it again.

[chorus]

I was taught that
Black was evil
I was taught that white was good
But in a rainbow made of children,
Every color's understood.

[chorus]

Old man Posey took his rifle,
Defending Mom and apple pie.
When I handed him a flower,
He just stopped and asked me why.

[chorus]
We're a rainbow
Made of children
We're an army singing songs
Ain't no weapon
That can harm us
Rainbow love is much too strong


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Subject: RE: Rainbow Made of Children lyrics/artist?
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Feb 06 - 04:09 PM

Google

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Subject: RE: Rainbow Made of Children lyrics/artist?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Feb 06 - 12:28 AM

Would you believe there's a web site called billyjack.com? It looks interesting. The owners, Delores Taylor and Tom Laughlin, are political activists.

Click here for an ad for a CD called "The Music of Billy Jack" which contains RAINBOW MADE OF CHILDREN. It says it was written and performed by Lynn Baker.


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Subject: RE: Rainbow Made of Children lyrics/artist?
From: GUEST,Helpful girl scout
Date: 11 Feb 06 - 02:48 PM

the first verse is old man passen took his rifle
defending ma and apple pie
when i offered him a flower, he just stood there and asked me why?
*chorus*
then...
i was born in mississippi saying yes sir to all the men
then i found that it got me no where and i never said it again
*chorus*
I was taught that black was evil i was taught that white was good
but when yo become a rainbow all the colors are understood
*chorus*
my great grandma was a princess my great granda was a cheif
thanks to those of our white neighbors both my folks are on relief
*chorus*
many different types of people standing ready hand in hand
and when we become a rainbow may there be peace throughout the land
*chorus x2 fading out softly*


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Subject: Lyr Add: Rainbow Made of Children
From: GUEST,counselor at ymca mystic lake camp
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 08:52 PM

We're a rainbow made of children
We're an army singin a song
There's no weapons that can stop us
Rainbow love is just to strong

I was raised in mississippi
Sayin yes sir to all the men
But when i found that it got me no where
I'll never say it again

We're a rainbow made of children
We're an army singin a song
There's no weapons that can stop us
Rainbow love is just to strong

I was taught that black was evil
I was taught that white was good
But when you become a rainbow
All the colors are understood

We're a rainbow made of children
We're an army singin a song
There's no weapons that can stop us
Rainbow love is just to strong

We are gathered here at mystic
Joining hands to make a star
When we leave here the song continues
With a rainbow in our hearts

We're a rainbow made of children
We're an army singin a song
There's no weapons that can stop us
Rainbow love is just to strong


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rainbow Made of Children
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 10:01 PM

Thanks, camp counselor! I hadn't realised these lyrics were not posted. Love this song!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rainbow Made of Children
From: GUEST,billy jack fan
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 02:09 PM

it's "Big man POSNER"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rainbow Made of Children
From: GUEST,Guest from a camp
Date: 11 Jul 09 - 02:07 PM

were a rainbow made of children
were an army just singing a song
there are no weopons that can harm us    <<<<< rainbow love is far to strong

i was raised in alabama
sayin yes sir to all the men
than i found that it got me nowhere
and i'll never say it again

(Chorus)

i was taught that black was evil
i was taught that white was good
but in a rainbow made of children
every color is understood

(Chorus)

old man passen took his rifle
defendin ma and apple pie
when i offerd him a flower
he just stopped and began to cry

(Chorus)X2


im not sure of the last verse or the order of the verses


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rainbow Made of Children
From: Peace
Date: 11 Jul 09 - 07:53 PM

Rainbow Made of Children
To the tune of folksong 'May the Circle be Unbroken' Reply

Chorus: Reply

We're a rainbow made of children Reply

We're an army just singing our song Reply

There's no weapons that can stop us Reply

Rainbow love is much too strong Reply

I was raised in Mississippi Reply

Saying yes sir to all the men Reply

But i found that it got me nowhere Reply

So I'll never say it again Reply

Chorus Reply

I was taught that black was evil Reply

I was taught that white was good Reply

But when we become a rainbow Reply

All the colors are understood Reply

Chorus Reply

Now the rainbow made of children Reply

Working together hand in hand Reply

At the end of every rainbow Reply

There is peace throughout the land Reply

Chorus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rainbow Made of Children (Lynn Baker)
From: GUEST,someone
Date: 02 Dec 09 - 07:52 PM

i remember mystic that was one of my fav songs it isnt a hippie song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rainbow Made of Children (Lynn Baker)
From: GUEST,Counselor Otter
Date: 16 May 10 - 10:35 PM

We sang this at a Girl Scout camp in Western NY in the 90's. It was as old as we could remember, and had been passed down. We never used the more political verses, although I imagine this -is- an old hippy/protest song at its roots. We sang the following three verses (see above comments for full text - a few words were changed but the meaning was the same):

I was raised in Mississippi,

I was taught that black was evil,

Now the rainbow's all one color.

I loved this song when I was at camp, and we called it Rainbow Love, although I had never been able to find it under that name except in a co-counselor's online songbook. Does anyone have further information on Lynn Baker?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rainbow Made of Children (Lynn Baker)
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 01:09 PM

This song is actually from the 70s movie 'Billy Jack'. Big Man Posner was the villian.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rainbow Made of Children (Lynn Baker)
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 07:28 PM

Gosh, this makes me feel old. Yes, it was the 70's. The song "One Tin Soldier" was from "Billy Jack" also.   Check it out!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rainbow Made of Children (Lynn Baker)
From: GUEST,KITTYKAT
Date: 07 Jan 12 - 08:14 PM

This song was in the movie billy jack it was written and sung by Lynn Baker and it's big man posner took his rifle
well..... bye


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rainbow Made of Children (Lynn Baker)
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Apr 12 - 10:36 PM

We're a Rainbow Made of children
We're an army Just singin our song
There's no weapons That can stop us
Rainbow love is Much to strong

I was born in, Mississippi
Saying yes sir to all the men
But I found that it got me nowhere
So I'll never say it again

We're a rainbow made of children
We're an army just singin our song
Theres no weapons that can stop us
Rainbow love is much to strong

I was taught that black was evil
I was taught that white was good
But when you become a rainbow
All the colors are understood

We're a rainbow made of children
We're an army just singin our song
Theres no weapons that can stop us
Rainbow love is much to strong

I'm a girl scout with many sisters
There are girl guides all over the world
We have fun and lost of laughter
Come and join us anytime

We're a rainbow made of children
We're an army just singin our song
Theres no weapons that can stop us
Rainbow love is much to strong
Rainbow love it much to strong

I love Girl Scout Camp and this is one of my faveorite songs


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rainbow Made of Children (Lynn Baker)
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Nov 15 - 02:10 AM

Man i was there when all this racism,politcal,n womens lib was full scale man. It was songs like that,that got me throug, and got this generation alot smarter and accepting peoples differences with open arms and hearts. Im glad i helped this generation to be proud to speak of who they are. peace ✌


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rainbow Made of Children (Lynn Baker)
From: GUEST
Date: 14 May 16 - 09:26 AM

my ol grandma was a princess and my grandpa was a chief but because of my white neighbors both my parents are on relief


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Subject: Lyr Add: A RAINBOW MADE OF CHILDREN (Lynn Baker)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 May 16 - 06:38 PM

I verified the lyrics below by listening carefully to the actual scene from the movie "Billy Jack" which I saw at YouTube:

[Tune: "Can the Circle Be Unbroken."]

1. We're a rainbow – made of children.
We're an army – singin' songs.
There's(?) no weapons – that can stop us.
Rainbow love is – much too strong.

2. Big man Posner – took his rifle,
Defendin' mom – and apple pie.
So I offered – him a flower.
He just stood – and asked me why.

3. My old grandma – was a princess,
And my granddad – was a chief.
Thanks to those of – our white neighbors,
Both my folks – are on relief.

4. I was raised in – Mississippi,
Sayin' "Yes, sir" – to the man,
But I found it – got me nowhere,
So I won't – say it again.

[IMDb.com says "A Rainbow Made of Children" is sung by Lynn Baker. I assume she is the one who sings verses 1 and 2, but verses 3 and 4 are sung by two other women. Starting with verse 3, it is sung in call-and-response fashion, with a crowd doing the responses, e.g. "My old grandma (my old grandma) was a princess (was a princess)" etc. After verse 4, the song is sung in the background behind dialog, and at that point it becomes very difficult to understand, so I did not attempt to transcribe any further. Verse 3 line 3 doesn't make grammatical sense to me, but that's how I hear it.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Rainbow Made of Children (Lynn Baker)
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Apr 17 - 03:23 AM

Lynn Baker arranged the lyrics for The scene in the Freedom School's meeting Hall . Which she stands up saying Oh to Hell with this gets onstage and begins to lead all of the kids singing the song . It's an Iconic song in the Movie Billy Jack


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