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Lyr Req: God Put a Rainbow in the Cloud (Jenkins)

wysiwyg 10 Sep 03 - 11:22 AM
masato sakurai 10 Sep 03 - 01:36 PM
wysiwyg 10 Sep 03 - 03:12 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 10 Sep 03 - 08:30 PM
GUEST,Pete Peterson 10 Sep 03 - 10:16 PM
Joe Offer 11 Sep 03 - 04:24 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: God Put a Rainbow in the Clouds
From: wysiwyg
Date: 10 Sep 03 - 11:22 AM

This is mentioned in another thread as a "well-known gospel song." I have heard it (at Record Lady) but don't find lyrics here or in my huge collection. Anyone have them?

If not I will transcribe.

~Susan


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Subject: Lyr Add: GOD PUT A RAINBOW IN THE CLOUD
From: masato sakurai
Date: 10 Sep 03 - 01:36 PM

Hi, Susan. Here it is.

GOD PUT A RAINBOW IN THE CLOUD
By Reverend Andrew Jenkins and Irene Spain

When God shut Noah in the grand old ark
He put a rainbow in the cloud
When thunders rolled and the sky was dark
God put a rainbow in the cloud.

    God put a rainbow in the cloud
    God put a rainbow in the cloud
    When it looked like the sun wouldn't shine anymore
    God put a rainbow in the cloud.

Away down yonder in Egypt's sand
God put a rainbow in the cloud
Just to lead His children to the promised land
God put a rainbow in the cloud.

When they put old Daniel in the lion's den,
God put a rainbow in the cloud
Just to prove His promise to the sons of men
God put a rainbow in the cloud.

As a sign by day and a sign by night
God put a rainbow in the cloud
Just to guide His people and keep them right
God put a rainbow in the cloud.

Oh, Jordan deep and Jordan wide
God put a rainbow in the cloud
To lead his people to the other side
God put a rainbow in the cloud.

SOURCE: Dorothy Horstman, Sing Your Heart Out, Country Boy, 3rd ed. (p. 44)

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: God Put a Rainbow in the Clouds
From: wysiwyg
Date: 10 Sep 03 - 03:12 PM

Hi Masato, and thanks and God bless you!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: God Put a Rainbow in the Clouds
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 10 Sep 03 - 08:30 PM

This was recorded by Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, I believe... I'd have to check..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: God Put a Rainbow in the Clouds
From: GUEST,Pete Peterson
Date: 10 Sep 03 - 10:16 PM

and by Jim and Jesse in the long out of print "Sacred Songs of the Virginia Trio"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: God Put a Rainbow in the Clouds
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Sep 03 - 04:24 AM

The background story in Sing Your Heart Out, Country Boy is interesting:
    This song was made by Daddy Jenkins, as we called him, after a short period of silence. It seemed too quiet, and we soon learned that he was in deep thought. Going to the piano, he came up with "God Put a Rainbow In the Cloud".' He loved the 'blue' note. I wrote it down for him and arranged the music score. It was made one real hot summer afternoon—in August, I believe. The year: 1931.
    The song made a good hit with singers. Mahalia Jackson's recording made a good seller, but it had been recorded as 'not belonging to anyone.' SESAC got in touch with me, and as I had the original pencil copy, the song was verified. When I hear it on radio, it makes me so happy, for that is why Daddy made so many grand songs. He never received any remuneration for any of his work—at least not enough to be counted. He always said he could make more, and he wanted the people to sing them and love them. That was pay enough for him."
    —Irene Spain Futrelle

    the song's copyright is dated 1931, renewed 1959, assigned to Mosie Lister Publishing Company


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: God Put a Rainbow in the Cloud
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Feb 10 - 04:36 PM

Musical notation for GOD PUT A RAINBOW IN THE CLOUD, arranged for 4 voices, can be seen in Songs of the Church: 21st Century Edition (West Monroe, La.: Howard Publishers, 1990), page 329.

The attribution there is: Words and music by Rev. Andrew Jenkins, Arr. Mrs. M. L. Spain.


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