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I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
Words by Joseph McCarthy, Music by Harry Carroll - 1918
Perry Como's recording reached #7 on the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart in 1946.
G D7 G -
- D7 G -
A7 -               D7 G -
D A9           A7 D7 -
G7 C B7           E7 A7
D7 G A7 D7
G -              Cm G -
Cdim          G Cm           G Am7 D7
E7 Dm6         E7 Am           E7 Am
A7 - D             Gm Ddim        D7
G7 - C -
E7 - A7 D7
G -              Cm G E7
Am A9           D7 G -        (D7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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?
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 bluebird in vain.
Listen to Larry Kennedy play "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" (mp3)
Recorded on Larry's houseboat in Sausalito, CA -1976

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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