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Orange Colored Sky
Tuesday, April 16, 2013      7 comments

For the color orange in my "going up the rainbow" - from 1950, originally recorded by Nat King Cole. Songwriters: MILTON DELUGG, WILLIE STEIN I was walking along, minding my business, When out of the orange colored sky, Flash, bam... Read more
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-dot Bikini
Monday, April 15, 2013      10 comments

Still going up the rainbow colors, here's a funny old classic from 1980. She was afraid to come out of the locker She was as nervous as she could be She was afraid to come out of the locker She was afraid that somebody would see One... Read more
Green Green Grass of Home
Sunday, April 14, 2013      12 comments

A real tear-jerker today for the color green. Porter Wagoner first made it popular in 1965 on the Country. Tom Jones made it a hit in 1966 on the pop charts. The old home town looks the same as I step down from the train, and there to... Read more
Blue Skies
Saturday, April 13, 2013      13 comments

For the "blue" song for the rainbow today. Written in 1926 for a Rodgers and Hart musical. Many, many artists have covered in, in various genres. (Including Willie Nelson's Country Western version) Pictures from Bing.com (I have trouble getting ... Read more
Deep Purple
Friday, April 12, 2013      9 comments

Since it's hard to find aongs about indigo, here's deep purple for the rainbow. Written as piano music in 1933, words were added in 1938. Many artists covered it - this is from Donny & Marie Osmond in 1976. Pictures from bing.com When t... Read more
Sweet Violets
Thursday, April 11, 2013      5 comments

I think I'll run the rainbow backwards this week. I found this cute little Dinah Shore song from 1952. There once was a farmer who took a young miss In back of the barn where he gave her a . . . Lecture on horses and chickens and egg... Read more
Roy G Biv
Wednesday, April 10, 2013      10 comments

All the colors of the rainbow in the acronym ROY G BIV Thanks to my friend LeslieLenore for letting me know about They Might Be Giants and the Roy G Biv song. From 2009 R is for red ... Read more
The Bunch of Violets
Tuesday, April 09, 2013      11 comments

Yeah! I found this song for the rainbow color violet (I was going to cheat and use Purple Haze, or maybe Purple Rain). I don't know the song, but found it on a search. Brendan Shine, 1970, Irish singer It was out in a moonlit garden, n... Read more
Mood Indigo
Monday, April 08, 2013      12 comments

Today's color of the rainbow is indigo. Weird color, sometimes described as a deep-purplish blue. Hmmm, it's actually kinda being dropped as a color of the rainbow, but I did manage to find this song! By golly, I learned the colors by th... Read more
Song Sung Blue
Sunday, April 07, 2013      6 comments

Today's rainbow color is blue! Neil Diamond, 1972 Song sung blue Everybody knows one Song sung blue Every garden grows one Me and you the subject ... Read more
It's Not Easy Being Green
Saturday, April 06, 2013      16 comments

Continuing the Rainbow - today is green! Sesame Street Muppets, Kermit, 1970 Greetings, Kermit the Frog here And today I'd like to tell you a little bit about the color green Do you know what's green Well I am for one... Read more
Big Yellow Taxi
Friday, April 05, 2013      9 comments

Continuing the rainbow - today is yellow! Written and recorded by Joni Mitchell in 1970. They paved paradise and put up a parking lot With a pink hotel, a boutique and a swinging hot spot ... Read more
Orange Blossom Special
Thursday, April 04, 2013      12 comments

Today's color of the rainbow is orange. Per Wikipedia, Orange Blossom Special was written in 1938 by Ervin T Rouse. It served as a rite of passage to fiddle players for many years - if they couldn't play it, they couldn't play Bluegrass! ... Read more
Red Rubber Ball
Wednesday, April 03, 2013      12 comments

Continuing the rainbow - Red Rubber Ball by The Cyrkle 1966 (written by Paul Simon & Bruce Woodley) I should have known you'd bid me farewell There's a lesson to be learned from this and I learned it very well Now, I know you're not the... Read more
True Colors
Tuesday, April 02, 2013      9 comments

I've decided to blog the rainbow this week in honor of my support for equality in marriage for my gay friends. Let my Freak PFLAG Fly! Cyndi Lauper from 1986 You with the sad eyes Don't be discouraged Oh I realize Its hard to tak... Read more

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