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At the Rainbow’s End

(Bob Nolan)

 

I’ve traveled this whole world over and now

I’m going down to the rainbow’s end.

From twilight till dawn a-trudgin’ on and on

Till I come to the rainbow’s end.

 

I’m weary and tired but I don’t care,

I’m going down to the rainbow’s end.

I have no friends, no home, just a travelin’ alone

On my way to the rainbow’s end.

 

They say there are treasures of silver and gold

That’s buried down by the rainbow’s end.

But the treasure I’ll find will bring me real peace of mind

When I come to the rainbow’s end.

 

For someone has waited there all alone

So I will know, at the rainbow’s end,

How it feels to be pressed to an angel’s breast

When we meet at the rainbow’s end.

 


 

        "At the Rainbow's End" is one of Bob Nolan's most lyrically beautiful compositions and has been recorded several times by the Sons of the Pioneers. In 1934 they recorded it for the Standard Radio Transcriptions (the one you are listening to now) and then in 1937 for ARC (American Record Company). For some reason, they didn't choose to include it in their Orthacoustic "Symphonies of the Sage" transcriptions.

        Other entertainers such as Rex Allen and Ken Curtis have recorded beautiful renditions. In 1966, the Sons of the Pioneers recorded it once more for RCA this time featuring Dale Warren. The song was first registered for copyright on March 16, 1936.

        The sheet music was included in "The Sons of the Pioneers Song Folio No. 1", 1936, CROSS & WINGE.

 

Recordings:

1934 08 Standard Radio Transcription #1692

1937 Vo-OK 04328

Thesaurus (Don Grayson vocal)

1966 01 21 RCA Victor

 

Others:

Rex Allen

Ken Curtis

 

Chords courtesy of Carlos Fiorelli

 

TRANSCRIPTIONS

 

"The Sons of the Pioneers Song Folio No. 1", 1936, CROSS & WINGE

 

Typed copy of the lyrics from the repertoire box.

 

Chords courtesy of Carlos Fiorelli

 

 

TRANSCRIPTIONS

Standard Radio Transcription #1692, 1934 08

NBC Thesaurus 1981 Side B G7-MM-9551-H

Lucky U Programs courtesy of Larry Hopper:

    1952 01 22 TR206-207

    1952 05 27 TR385-386

    1952 07 16 TR447-448

    1952 11 18 TR567-568