A Rainbow from the U.S.A. / words by Jack Mahoney and William Jerome music by Percy Wenrich
Wenrich, Percy, 1887-1952. “A Rainbow from the U.S.A. / words by Jack Mahoney and William Jerome music by Percy Wenrich.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 16 June 2020, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/31158. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.
|Title||A Rainbow from the U.S.A. / words by Jack Mahoney and William Jerome music by Percy Wenrich|
|Subject||World War, 1914-1918 -- Songs and music|
|France -- History -- German occupation, 1914-1918 -- Songs and music|
|Popular music -- 1911-1920|
|Songs with piano|
|Description||For voice and piano|
|Advertisement for "The radiance in your eyes" by Leiutenant Ivor Novello on the back cover|
|Creator||Wenrich, Percy, 1887-1952|
|Source||Sheet Music Collection; Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives; University Libraries; Bowling Green State University|
|Publisher||New York : Leo Feist|
|Contributor||Jerome, William, 1865-1932|
|Mahoney, Jack, 1882-1945|
|3893-4 Leo Feist|
|Alternative Title||First line of text: France, you never faltered when the war clouds gathered o'er|
|First line of chorus: France, there's a rainbow in the sky|
VERSE 01: France, you never faltered when the war clouds gathered o’er,/Undaunted as of yore, your sons respond once more./On the page of time your deeds will live thru future years,/Tho’ smiling fields are flooded with your tears,/Thru’ the storm a light shines down on you,/Can’t you see the rainbow breaking thru?
CHORUS: France, there’s a rainbow in the sky,/Weep no more, can’t you see it shining?/France, brush the tear drop from your eye,/Clouds of war have a silver lining/See it bending o’er from the Western shore,/Growing brighter day by day/Just see those colors shining through:/It’s the old Red, White and Blue,/A rainbow from the U.S.A!
VERSE 02: France, your own Tri color and Old Glory seem to blend/The stars above attend, they dot the rainbow’s end./Lift your eyes and read the message in Red, White and Blue,/A service flag from Heaven gleaming thru/Thru’ the storm a light shines down on you,/Can’t you see the rainbow breaking thru?
|Original Format||1 score (5 pages) 35 cm|