The Rainbow Connection

(original chords)

Words & Music:

Paul Williams & Kenny Ascher


A     D/A     A     D/A


A             F#m     Bm          D/E  E

Why are there so many songs about rainbows,

    A         E/G#  F#m7 A/E  D(add 2)  D/E  Esus

And what's on the-- oth—er--- side?

A        E/F#  F#m7         Bm7     D/E E

Rainbows are-- visions, but only illusions,

    A        E/G# F#m7    A/E  D(add 2)  D(add 2)/A

And rainbows have nothing to-- hide.

DM7                                                G#m/C#

So we've been told, and some choose to believe it; I know they're wrong; wait and see.

Bm7           E    D/E     C#m7       E/F# F#7

Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection;

    Bm7         Esus          A    D/A    A    D/A

The lovers, the dreamers, and me.


Who said that every wish would be heard and answered when wished on the morning star?

Somebody thought of that, and someone believed it; look what it's done so far.

What's so amazing that keeps us stargazing?  And what do we think we might see?

Someday weÕll find it, the rainbow connection, the lovers, the dreamers and me.


E/G#      F#m7      A/E

All of us under its spell

   D(add 2)       A/C#     D6/E    Eb6/F    F(add 2)     F

We know that itÕs probably ma------gic.


Bb(add 2)  F/G  Gm7               Cm7            Eb/F  F

Have you-- been half-asleep?  And have you heard voic--es?

Bb         F/A  Gm7     Bb/F  Eb(add 2)    Eb/F    Fsus

IÕve heard them calling my--- name.

Bb    F/G Gm7              Cm7             Eb/F F

Is it the sweet sound that calls the young sailors?

    Bb          F/A  Gm7    Eb(add 2) Eb

The voice might be-- one in the------ same.

EbM7                                            Am/D

IÕve heard it too many times to ignore it. ItÕs something that IÕm supposed to be.

Cm7           F        Eb/F  Dm7         F/G         G7 Cm7      F7sus        Bb

Someday weÕll find it, the-- rainbow connection, The lovers, the dreamers and me.


F/A      Gm7       Bb/F

La da da dee da da do.

Eb(add 2)   Eb    Fsus  F7 Bb

La la -- -- da da da de da do.


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