Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole Version


All chords played for two measures except in intro.


Ukulele Chords:


Guitar Chords

       32 1

C:    x32010


Em:   022000


Am:   x02210


F:    133211

      3    4

G:    3x0003

        T 3214

Fadd9:  1x3213




Strum: B   D U X U D U

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +




/ C - - - / Em - - - / Am - - - / F - - - /

/ C - - - / G - - - / Am - - - / Fadd9 - - - / F - - - / - - - - /


C                Em

Somewhere, over the rainbow,

F             C

     way up high,

F            C

And the dreams that you dreamed of, 

G                 Am       F

Once in a lullaby

       C             Em

Oh, somewhere over the rainbow, 

   F          C

Bluebirds fly

F            C

And the dreams that you dreamed of, 

G                               Am     F

Dreams really do come true.


Someday, I'll wish upon a star,

  G                                                    Am    F

Wake up where the clouds are far behind   me.


Where trouble melts like lemon drops,


High above the chimney top,

              Am           F

That's where you'll find me.

C               Em

Somewhere over the rainbow,

F                  C

    Bluebirds fly

F             C

And the dreams that you dare to

       G                        Am    F

Oh why, oh why can't I?


Repeat Boxed Section


End on C

Tab Player For Somewhere Over The Rainbow:

This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.

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2 Comments for Iz (Israel Kamakawiwo’ole) – Somewhere Over the Rainbow

  1. Detlev Szarafinski says:

    Thank you for These Great Free Chords !I like to Play and sing along

  2. Roland says:

    Hello Rob,i appreciate your website. With all due respect to your many years of experience but regarding this song there are lyrics missing. Was it done this way on purpose, or not ?Have a good day, keep up your good work Roland