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Mood Indigo

Monday, April 08, 2013

Today's color of the rainbow is indigo. Weird color, sometimes described as a deep-purplish blue. Hmmm, it's actually kinda being dropped as a color of the rainbow, but I did manage to find this song!

By golly, I learned the colors by the acronym ROY G BIV (red orange yellow green blue indigo violet)

Duke Ellington, 1930 First covered by Ella Fitzgerald

You ain't been blue; no, no, no.
You ain't been blue,
Till you've had that mood indigo.
That feelin' goes stealin' down to my shoes
While I sit and sigh, "Go 'long blues".

(As his small boat scudded before a brisk breeze under a sapphire sky dappled with cerulean clouds with indigo bases, through cobalt seas that deepened to navy nearer the boat and faded to azure at the horizon, Buck wondered why he was feeling so blue.)

Always get that mood indigo,
Since my baby said goodbye.
In the evenin' when lights are low,
I'm so lonesome I could cry.

'Cause there's nobody who cares about me,
I'm just a soul who's
bluer than blue can be.
When I get that mood indigo,
I could lay me down and die.

Tomorrow purple ('cuz violet is harder to find)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PATRICIAAK 4/8/2013 10:28PM

    enjoyed this

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2ABBYNORMAL 4/8/2013 4:23PM

    I never knew the actual colors of the rainbow. I always just enjoy viewing it. I never heard of the acronym either. I learned something new today. Thank you.

Who's dropping the color indigo from the rainbow? Does the rainbow not have indigo in it anymore? I'm confused.

I didn't get the past e-mail alerts of your posts so I'll have to go back and read them all. I find this very interesting.

I love Ella Fitzgerald and listened to the song.

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Comment edited on: 4/8/2013 4:25:39 PM

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DAZZEEDOO 4/8/2013 1:56PM

    Did we have the same science teacher? Just kidding. Indigo is a beautiful and very distinct color. It should not have been dropped, of course, unless you're a pretty avid reader or an artist, you rarely hear about azure, cobalt, or cerulean either.
Have a colorful day!

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WALLAHALLA 4/8/2013 1:20PM

    gotta love Ella

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LESLIELENORE 4/8/2013 10:49AM

    There is a children's science song called "Roy G Biv" can't recall who sings it right now.

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LINDAKAY228 4/8/2013 10:28AM

    I never heard that song before. Very interesting. I'd never heard of the Roy G Biv so I've learned something new for the day!

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CDCSMITH2013 4/8/2013 9:09AM

    Great song and I learned Roy G Biv too. Teaching it to my youngest now.

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NAPLESNANCY 4/8/2013 8:42AM

    Great song and perfect pics! Thanks for sharing. emoticon emoticon

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ELLENIRENE 4/8/2013 7:24AM


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AWESOMECHELZ 4/8/2013 6:52AM

    Pretty cool song! She got it right on the dot. emoticon Have a great Monday! Love, Chelsea

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BUTEAFULL 4/8/2013 3:21AM

    don't know this song

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SHERYLDS 4/8/2013 2:22AM

    hope you have a rosy day today..... emoticon

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