The Rainbow ConnectionWords & Music by Paul Williams & Kenneth Ascher
Recorded by Jim Henson (as "Kermit"), 1979 From "The Muppet Movie"
G Em Am7 D Why are there so many songs about rainbows, GM7 Em Am7 D And what's on the other side? G Em Am7 D Rainbows are visions, but only illusions GM7 Em Am7 D And rainbows have nothing to hide. CM7 So we've been told, and some choose to believe it; Bm F#m7 B7 I know they're wrong, wait and see. Am7 D Bm7-5 E7 Someday we'll find it, the Rainbow Connection -- Am7 D G The lovers, the dreamers, and me. G Em Am7 D Who said that ev'ry wish would be heard and answered GM7 Em Am7 D When wished on the morning star? G Em Am7 D Somebody thought of that, and someone believed it -- GM7 Em Am7 D Look what it's done so far. CM7 What's so amazing that keeps us star gazing, Bm F#m7 B7 And what do we think we might see? Am7 D Bm7-5 E7 Someday we'll find it, the Rainbow Connection -- Am7 D G The lovers, the dreamers, and me. Bridge: Bm7 Em7 G All of us under its spell; C G Am7 D+ We know that it's probably ma - gic G Em Am7 D Have you been half asleep and have you heard voices? GM7 Em Am7 D I've heard them calling my name. G Em Am7 D Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors? GM7 Em Am7 D The voice might be one and the same. CM7 I've heard it too many times to ignore it -- Bm F#m7 B7 It's something that I'm s'posed to be. Am7 D Bm7-5 E7 Someday we'll find it, the Rainbow Connection -- Am7 D G The lovers, the dreamers, and me. Coda: D G G/F# Em Bm7 La da da de da Am7 D7 G La la da da da de do
This one is available elsewhere on the 'Net, so I would probably not have included it here had someone not asked me to. Still, it's a beautiful song, and deserving of a place here on that basis alone.