Beautiful rainbow shot taken at my parents' place in Lugarno.

“I Can Sing a Rainbow” (also known as “Sing a Rainbow”) is a popular song written by Arthur Hamilton. It was featured in the 1955 film Pete Kelly’s Blues where it was sung by Peggy Lee. A recording of the song in a medley with “Love is Blue” reached number 22 in the US pop charts in 1969.[1]

In 2004 Delta Goodrem sang the song in a TV advertisement for Tourism Australia that aired in many countries.[2] It was also the closing theme song for the Philadelphia children’s TV show, Captain Noah and His Magical Ark. The song has been used to teach children names of colours.[3][4] However, despite the name of the song, not all the colours mentioned are actually colours of the rainbow, and they are not presented in order of the visible light spectrum.[5]

 

As for the actual lyrics, they are, of course:

Sing A Rainbow

Red and yellow and pink and green
Orange and purple 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

The sun is yellow, the grass is green
Look how the sky is blue!
We can sing a rainbow
Sing a rainbow, surely you can 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

References

  1. ^ Lonergan, David F. (2005). Hit Records, 1950-1975. Scarecrow Press. pp. 89. ISBN 9780810851290. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=NP6OdDrutyAC&pg=PA89&dq=%22I+Can+Sing+a+Rainbow%22+%2BDells&num=100&as_brr=3&sig=ACfU3U1LEhnjaTettsyINyPu58_Z4_rZTw. Retrieved 2008-09-03. 
  2. ^ “Delta beats Hogan in attraction stakes”. news.com.au. 2005-05-07. http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,15206811-1702,00.html. Retrieved 2008-09-03. [dead link]
  3. ^ “I Can Sing A Rainbow”. National Institutes of Health, Department of Health & Human Services. http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/lyrics/singarainbow.htm
  4. ^ “I can sing a rainbow”. British Council. http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids-songs-rainbow.htm
  5. ^ Borland, Sophie (2008-01-11). “Ed Balls red-faced after ‘Singing a Rainbow'”. The Daily Telegraph (London). http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1575102/Ed-Balls-red-faced-after-%27Singing-a-Rainbow%27.html. Retrieved 2008-09-03. 

Source: Wikipedia