Historic Sheet Music Collection



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MacIntosh Collection

New York: Jerome H. Remich & Co. (1908)

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[Verse 1]
While the rain was softly falling in a forest glade,
Beyond the prairies far away,
Beneath a palm tree, so they say.
There stood an Indian chief one day,
There he spied a pretty maiden of a copper shade,
And as he gazed she drooped her head,
To hide her cheek with blushes red,
While these sweet words he said:

Come be my Rainbow, my pretty Rainbow,
My heart beguile, give me a smile
Once in a while, In rain or sunshine, my Rainbow,
Keep your love light a-glow,
I love you so, my sweet Rainbow.

[Verse 2]
Then the rainbow shone out smiling from the summer sky,
And when she saw this sign she sighed,
“Now can’t you see it’s fate” he cried.
Come love and be my happy bride,
Brighter than the rainbow beamed the love-light in her eye,
And as they wandered home that night,
Beneath the moon-beams silv’ry light,
Of the sang with delight:



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