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Look to the Rainbow

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Look to the Rainbow

Look to the Rainbow
(E.Y. Harburg, Burton Lane)

On the day I was born,
Said my father, said he
I've an elegant legacy waiting for ye.
Tis a rhyme for your lips
And a song for your heart
To sing it whenever the world falls apart

cho: Look, look, look to the rainbow
     Follow it over the hill and stream
     Look, look, look to the rainbow
     Follow the fellow who follows a dream

'Twas a sumptuous gift
To bequeath to a child
Oh, the lure of that song kept me feet running wild
For you never grow old
And you never stand still
With whippoorwills singing beyond the next hill.

So I pondered (?) my heart
And I roamed the world free
To the east with the lark
To the west with the sea
And I searched all the earth
And I scanned all the skies
But I found it at last in my own true love's eye

(from the Musical, "Finian's Rainbow," 1946)

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