Over The RainbowWords & Music by E.Y. Harburg & Harold Arlen
Sung by Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz" 1939
A F#m C#m7 A7 D Cdim C#m7-5 A7 Some - where over the rainbow, way up high D Dm A F#7 There's a land that I heard of D9 E7 E7/6 A Once in a lul - la - by. A F#m C#m7 A7 D Cdim C#m7-5 A7 Some - where over the rainbow, skies are blue, D D9 A F#7 D9 And the dreams that you dare to dream Bm7-5 E7/6 A D9 A Really do come true. E7 A D9 Bm7-5 A Some - day I'll wish up - on a star D F#m Bm7 Bm7/E A6 D6 Cdim A6 And wake up where the clouds are far behind me, E7 A E7/6 D9 A Where troubles melt like lemon drops, B7 B7/F# Cdim B7 Away a - bove the chimney tops, E7 Cdim E7 E7/9 That's where you'll find me. A F#m C#m7 A7 D Cdim C#m7-5 A7 Some - where over the rainbow, blue - birds fly; D Dm6 A F#7 Birds fly over the rainbow- D9 Bm7-5 E7 E7/6 A D9 A E7 Why, then, oh why can't I? E7 A D9 Bm7-5 AM7 If happy little blue - birds fly D9 F#m Bm Bm7/E E7 E7-9 | A | D9 | BbM7 - Dm6 | AM7 | Beyond the rainbow why, oh why can't I?
This is a replacement for a chart that has been on the site for years; it represents what I believe to be a more sophisticated and elegant way of playing the accompaniment than what I'd posted previously -- though that may also mean it is slightly less true to the original.
There is an intro verse which appeared on my previous chart, as recorded by Doris Day, which I had included mainly because I simply had never seen it nor heard it anywhere else; it never appeared in the movie. I still have it, and can forward it to you if you wish, but on reflection I don't think it added all that much to the song, itself, and it's not something that much of anybody "remembers" anymore since it's been recorded so rarely that probably only a very few have ever even heard it.