This file includes multi-colors, Orange, Pink, White, Black, Brown, Grey and Silver and Yellow and Gold.

Also see Blue, Green, Purple, Red, Yellow and Gold, and Arts and Crafts.



What is Pink?

(Christina Rossetti)

What is pink? A rose is pink
By the fountain's brink.

What is red? A poppy's red
In its barley bed.

What is blue? The sky is blue
Where the clouds float through.

What is white? A swan is white
Sailing in the light.

What is yellow? Pears are yellow
Rich and ripe and mellow.

What is green? The grass is green,
With small flowers between.

What is violet? Clouds are violet
In the summer twilight.

What is orange? Why, an orange,
Just an orange!


Color Song

Orange is a carrot,
Yellow is a pear,
Green is the grass,
And brown is a bear,
Purple is a plum,
Blue is the sky,
Black is a witch's hat,
And red is cherry pie.


Songs about Colors and Shades



Paint Me Orange


Why is a Carrot More Orange Than an Orange?

(The Amboy Dukes)

First the world,
then boy then girl,
Six days it took in all.
In His image he designed us
with no thought of flaw.

(Chorus)
Now the question of perfection
lingers in my mind.
Why is a carrot more orange than an Orange?
Why are you greener than green?
Why do we sometimes believe
in things we've never seen?

Never doubt what it's about
and you'll get along fine.
But thy seeing the true meaning
proves you've got a mind.
My suggestion is inspection of humanity.

(Chorus)
I see why the ground is lower than the sky
and why sound can penetrate your mind,
But why is a carrot oranger than an Orange?


from Orange-Colored Sky

(Natalie Cole)

I was walking along, minding my business,
When out of the orange colored sky,
Flash, bam, alacazam, Wonderful you came by.

I was humming a tune, drinking in sunshine,
When out of that orange colored view
Wham, bam, alacazam, I got a look at you.

One look and I yelled timber
Watch out for flying glass.
Cause the ceiling fell in and the bottom fell out
I went into a spin and I started to shout
I've been hit, This is it, this is it, this is it.


Things that are Orange

(compiled by Bonnie Jasperson)


Songs about Coral


Songs about Orange


Songs about Peach


Songs about Tangerine

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Tickled Pink


Pink eucalyptus flowers

(Lesbia Harford)

Pink eucalyptus flowers
(The flowers are out)
Are scented honey sweet
For bees to buzz about.
Pink eucalyptus flowers
(The flowers are out)
Are fair as any rose
For us to sing about.


Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White

It's cherry pink and apple blossom white
When your true lover comes your way
It's cherry pink and apple blossom white
The poets say.

The story goes that once a cherry tree
Beside an apple tree did grow
And there a boy once met his bride to be
Long long ago.

The boy looked into her eyes, it was a sight to enthrall
The breezes joined in their sighs, the blossoms started to fall
And as they gently caressed, the lovers looked up to find
The branches of the two trees were intertwined.

And that is why the poets always write
If there's a new moon bright above
It's cherry pink and apple blossom white
When you're in love.


Things that are Pink

(compiled by Bonnie Jasperson)


Songs about Pink

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The Color White

Banbury Cross

Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross,
To see an old lady upon a white horse.
Rings on her fingers, and bells on her toes,
She shall have music wherever she goes.


from A White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation

(Marty Robbins)

A white sports coat and a pink carnation
I'm all dressed up for the dance
A white sports coat and a pink carnation
I'm all alone in romance.

Once you told me long ago
To the prom with me you'd go
Now you've changed your mind it seems
Someone else will hold my dreams.

A white sports coat and a pink carnation
I'm in a blue blue mood.


Teeth and Gums

Thirty white horses upon a red hill,
Now they tramp, now they champ,
now they stand still.


Things that are White

(compiled by Bonnie Jasperson)


Songs about White

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Shades of Brown


Moo, Moo, Brown Cow

Moo, moo, brown cow
Have you any milk?
Yes miss, three jugs smooth as silk.
One for you,
And one for me,
And one for the little cat
Who sits in the tree.


One Brown Mouse

(Jethro Tull)

Smile your little smile, take some tea with me awhile.
Brush away that black cloud from your shoulder.
Twitch your whiskers. Feel that you're really real.
Another tea-time, another day older.

Puff warm breath on your tiny hands.
You wish you were a man
who every day can turn another page.
Behind your glass you sit and look
at my ever-open book
One brown mouse sitting in a cage.

Do you wonder if I really care for you
Am I just the company you keep
Which one of us exercises on the old treadmill
Who hides his head, pretending to sleep?

Smile your little smile, take some tea with me awhile.
And every day we'll turn another page.
Behind our glass we'll sit and look
at our ever-open book
One brown mouse sitting in a cage.


Things that are Brown

(compiled by Bonnie Jasperson)


Songs about Beige


Songs about Bronze


Songs about Brown


Songs about Copper


Songs about Sepia


Songs about Tan

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Pitch Black


Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, Yes, sir,
Three bags full;

One for my master,
And one for my dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives in the lane.


The Black Hen

Hickety, pickety, my black hen,
She lays eggs for gentlemen;
Gentlemen come every day
To see what my black hen doth lay.


Things that are Black

(compiled by Bonnie Jasperson)


Songs about Black


Songs about Ebony

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Shades of Grey and Silver


The Donkey

Donkey, donkey, old and gray,
Ope your mouth and gently bray;
Lift your ears and blow your horn,
To wake the world this sleepy morn.


The Hobby-Horse

I had a little hobby-horse,
And it was dapple gray;
Its head was made of pea-straw,
Its tail was made of hay.


Two Gray Kits

Two Gray Kits
The two gray kits,
And the gray kits' mother,
All went over
The bridge together.

The bridge broke down,
They all fell in;
"May the rats go with you,"
Says Tom Bolin.

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Things that are Grey or Silver

(compiled by Bonnie Jasperson)


Songs about Charcoal


Songs about Grey


Songs about Platinum


Songs about Silver

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Shades of Yellow and Gold


Symphony in Yellow

(Oscar Wilde)

An omnibus across the bridge
Crawls like a yellow butterfly,
And, here and there a passer-by
Shows like a little restless midge.

Big barges full of yellow hay
Are moored against the shadowy wharf,
And, like a yellow silken scarf,
The thick fog hangs along the quay.

The yellow leaves begin to fade
And flutter from the temple elms,
And at my feet the pale green Thames
Lies like a rod of rippled jade.


Daffodils

Daffy-down-dilly has come to town
In a yellow petticoat and a green gown.


Mary's Canary

Mary had a pretty bird,
Feathers bright and yellow,
Slender legs--upon my word
He was a pretty fellow!

The sweetest note he always sung,
Which much delighted Mary.
She often, where the cage was hung,
Sat hearing her canary.


Things that are Yellow, Gold or Amber

(compiled by Bonnie Jasperson)


Songs about Amber


Songs about Gold


Songs about Ochre


Songs about Yellow

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