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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

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.