Lists or repetitions of colours in songs

I’m looking for pop or rock songs whose lyrics contain lists or repetitions of colours.
So far I’ve got a miserable two examples:
“Tangerine, tangerine” from (you guessed?) “Tangerine” by Led Zeppelin and (much better) “Pink, pink, pink, pink (moon)” from (you guessed again?) “Pink Moon” by Nick Drake.
Does anyone have anymore? Two colours is a minimum, but three is where useful starts. I need a few of these songs for a running gag in my next novel.
Oh, here’s the crunch: 1981 or earlier.
Good luck and thanks, fellow-posters.

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Red, gold and green" in Karma Cameleon, by Boy George

Oh, 1981 or before. Forget that one then.

That rainbow song…“Red and yellow and orange and green…”
Ok, forget that too.

Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World” has a lyric
“…olours on the street…red, white and blue…”

Red, gold and green" in Karma Cameleon, by Boy George

Oh, 1981 or before. Forget that one then.

That rainbow song…“Red and yellow and orange and green…”
Ok, forget that too.

Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World” has a lyric
“…colours on the street…red, white and blue…”

“Joseph’s Coat” from the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat:

Joseph & Female Ensemble:
I look handsome, I look smart
I am a walking work of art
Such a dazzling coat of many colors
How I love my coat of many colors

Narrator, Joseph, Ensemble & Children:
It was red and yellow and green and brown
And scarlet and black and ocher and peach
And ruby and olive and violet and fawn
And lilac and gold and chocolate and mauve
And cream and crimson and silver and rose
And azure and lemon and russet and grey
And purple and white and pink and orange
And red and yellow and green and brown
Scarlet and black and ocher and peach
And ruby and olive and violet and fawn
And lilac and gold and chocolate and mauve
And cream and crimson and silver and rose
And azure and lemon and russet and grey
And purple and white and pink and orange
And blue

Fenris

“Blue, blue, my love is blue.” – Love is Blue.

BTW, you need to get permission beforehand to use any song lyrics in a novel (if people can figure out what song the lyrics come from, you need permission). If you don’t have the proper clearances from all the songwriters, you cannot use their songs, and your novel will never be published.

“Wear Your Love Live Heaven” - Donovan

“Red, Red Wine” - Neil Diamond, don’t know the year

“Green, Green Grass of Home” - Elvis, so definitely before 1981

:smack: That’s “Wear Your Love Like Heaven”

and come to think of it, also by Donovan is “Colours”, where he uses descriptions of colors to convey emotions, which sounds like it might be particularly useful for your application, subject to Reality Chuck’s caveat, of course.

They call me mellow yellow - also by Donovan.

Red red I want red - Sammy Hagar

Back in Black - AC/DC

Hey! Pay attention, folks! Dude asked for a minimum of 2!

Sweet Baby James…“deep greens and blues are the colors I choose…”

There is a song on The Clouds album Collage that lists several colors, but I don’t remember the song title.

And who can forget “…decorations of red on a green Christmas Tree, but I’ll have a blue, blue Christmas” (wish I could!)

Thats enough from me.


She said she loved me like a brother. She’s from Arkansas, hence the Joy!

“Blue, blue, electric blue…” - David Bowie, Sound and Vision

“Sunbonnet blue and a yellow straw hat…” - Billie Holliday, Sunbonnet Blue

“I’m black, I’m pink, I’m Rinso white…” - Soundtrack, Hair

“Your shoes are green, your dress is red, and your wiggy head is powder blue…” - Alvin Robinson, Down Home Girl

“Oh Red… Sing them blues…” - Howlin’ Wolf, Oh Red

“Sipping cocktails in the blue, red and grey…” - The Who, Blue Red and Grey

“Fly and find the new green bough, return like the white dove…” - Queen, The Prophet’s Song

“Licorice tattoo turned a gunmetal blue…” - Tom Waits, Burma Shave

“Blue, blue, I got a tale to tell you, I’m blue” - Bessie Smith, Blue Blues

“If you was white, you’d be alright, if you was brown, stick around, but as you’s black, oh, brother, get back, get back, get back” - Big Bill Broonzy, Black, Brown and White

“My red hot mama, my red hot mama” - Elmore James, Fine Little Mama

How about “She’s a Rainbow” by the Rolling Stones?

Wasn’t there a “My Green Tangerine” from the 60’s?

Another Hair song, Walking in Space

etc.

Tamborine. “Now listen while I playayayayay… my green tamborine.”

Just a quick thanks to everyone for suggestions so far. Very helpful, colourful folks. And apologies to Aro for not being able to help with the ‘What these novels have in common’ thread.

Temptation by New Order? Can’t remember if it was released in 1981 or 1982.

"Oh you’ve got green eyes
oh you’ve got grey eyes
oh you’ve got blue eyes

oh you’ve got green eyes
oh you’ve got blue eyes
oh you’ve got grey eyes"

-fh

The only thing I can think of from my collection is

“Finland red, Egypt white, Germany black” from the song Finland red, Egypt white, Germany black by The Sisterhood / The Sisters of Mercy.