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Lyr Req: My Rainbow Race (Pete Seeger)

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BIG MUDDY
DON'T ASK WHAT A RIVER IS FOR
FLOWERS OF PEACE
I MIND MY OWN BUSINESS
MY GET UP AND GO HAS GOT UP AND WENT
MY OLD BROWN EARTH
OH, HAD I A GOLDEN THREAD
OLD DEVIL TIME
ONE GRAIN OF SAND
PRECIOUS FRIEND
QUITE EARLY MORNING
SAILING DOWN MY DIRTY STREAM
SAILING DOWN MY GOLDEN RIVER
SOUR CREAM
TURN, TURN, TURN or TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON
WALKING DOWN DEATH ROW
WELL MAY THE WORLD GO


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jlp 27 May 05 - 04:35 PM
Peace 27 May 05 - 04:42 PM
Peace 27 May 05 - 04:45 PM
Peace 27 May 05 - 04:50 PM
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EBarnacle 29 Jul 05 - 10:23 AM
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Peace 29 Jul 05 - 05:06 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: one more try to tell our rainbow race??
From: jlp
Date: 27 May 05 - 04:35 PM

This is probably a line in the lyrics of the song we are looking for.
Some other lyrics from the song are something like:
"one sky above us"
"one ocean lapping at our shores"
"who could ask for more"
"and because I love you"
"one more try to tell our (?my) rainbow race"...."too young to die"

Also we would like to know who write it and who first sang it?

thanks for any info,
jlp


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY RAINBOW RACE (Pete Seeger)
From: Peace
Date: 27 May 05 - 04:42 PM

MY RAINBOW RACE

One blue sky above us,
One ocean, lapping all our shores.
One earth so green and round,
Who could ask for more?

And because I love you
I'll give it one more try
To show my rainbow race
It's too soon to die.

Some folks want to be like an ostrich;
Bury their heads in the sand
Some hope for plastic dreams
To unclench all those greedy hands.

Some want to take the easy way:
Poisons, bombs! They think we need 'em.
Don't they know you can't kill all the unbelievers.
There's no shortcut to freedom

One blue sky above us,
One ocean, lapping all our shores.
One earth so green and round,
Who could ask for more?

And because I love you
I'll give it one more try.
To show my rainbow race
It's too soon to die.

Go tell, go tell all the little children!
Go tell mothers and fathers, too:
Now's our last chance to learn to share
What's been given to me and you

One blue sky above us,
One ocean, lapping all our shores.
One earth so green and round,
Who could ask for more?

Lyrics attributed to Pete Seeger. (I will check further.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: one more try to tell our rainbow race??
From: Peace
Date: 27 May 05 - 04:45 PM

Another site with essentially the same lyrics says Melanie did it--and also Pete Seeger.

In a hurry. Will get back later to find author. All I can do for now.

BM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: one more try to tell our rainbow race??
From: Peace
Date: 27 May 05 - 04:50 PM

Yep. Written by Pete Seeger. Review of 'Melanie at Carnegie Hall' (1973) says it was him.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Rainbow Race (Pete Seeger)
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 02:05 PM

what are the chords to this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Rainbow Race (Pete Seeger)
From: EBarnacle
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 10:23 AM

Pete reports that he wrote this one. In his compendium "Where have all the Flowers Gone," he reports that "I'd just returned from a [1967] tour in Japan. Early a.m., in a Hollywood motel, I pick up a copy of Variety, the enternaiment business bible, famous for headlines like 'Stix nix hix pix.'"

    "I leaf through it, see an ad from Yamaha, 'Win a free trip to Japan! World song contest! Fill out these music staves with your song and mail it in to us!'"

    "There was a page of blank music staves. I wrote the song and mailed it in. Never heard from them. But I won a prize -- a song I've sung ever since."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Rainbow Race (Pete Seeger)
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 04:56 PM

so nonone knows the chords to this song on guitar?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Rainbow Race (Pete Seeger)
From: Peace
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 05:06 PM

Here

Guest: I have looked and looked. I cannot locate the chords anywhere, and I have never heard the song so I cannot transcribe them. However, scroll down alphabetically to "My Rainbow Race" on the page that the link opens to. It seems the sheet music might be available from SingOut. Best I can do for you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Rainbow Race (Pete Seeger)
From: Peace
Date: 30 Jul 05 - 02:00 PM

EUREKA

Guest: FINALLY. Go to the following site (use Mr Google). Scroll down to My Rainbow Race--there is a gang of Seeger's stuff with chords on this site. However, it's PDF and so cut and paste just 'scrunchwes up' the chords. I would suggest you have a hard copy of the words and handwrite the chords in. (I am giving two addresses. They are both to the same place.) I will refresh this thread for a week to be sure you see it.

Spike's Music - Pete Seeger

spikesmusic-folk.spike-jamie.com/Pete-Seeger.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Rainbow Race (Pete Seeger)
From: Peace
Date: 30 Jul 05 - 03:31 PM

BTW

I found that with a google of

"my rainbow race", seeger, chords


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Rainbow Race (Pete Seeger)
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jul 05 - 03:32 PM

thanks for the link and all your help i appreciate it....peace


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Rainbow Race (Pete Seeger)
From: Peace
Date: 30 Jul 05 - 03:36 PM

Glad to be of help, GUEST. It's a darn good song, btw. Hope to hear you sing it some day. All the best to you.


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