Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1918

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I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
Music by Harry Carroll
Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy

New York: Published by McCarthy & Fisher Inc. (148 W. 45th Street)

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Abstract

At the end of the rainbow there's happiness,
And to find it how often I've tried,
But my life is a race, just a wild goose chase,
And my dreams have all been denied.
Why have I always been a failure,
What can the reason be?
I wonder if the world's to blame,
I wonder if it could be me?

[Chorus]
I'm always chasing rainbows
Watching clouds drifting by.
My schemes are just like all my dreams,
Ending in the sky,
Some fellows look and find the sunshine,
I always look and find the rain,
Some fellows make a winning sometime,
I never even make a gain,
Believe me,
I'm always chasing rainbows,
Waiting to find a little blue bird in vain.

[Repeat Chorus]

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