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Over The Rainbow
Music by Harold Arlen, Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg - 1939
Number 1 on the Hit Parade in 1939, played for 15 weeks.
Verse:
F Bb F Gm        C7
F          F#dim B  Gm  Gdim F -
F Bb F Em         A7
Dm Bb7       G7 Gm F
Gm F          Fdim Gm C7
Chorus:
F Am                F7 Bb               Bb7 Am F Am F#dim
Bb        Bbm F          D7 G7        Gm  C7 F           Gm  C7
F Am                F7 Bb               Bb7 Am F Am F#dim
Bb        Bbm F          D7 G7        Gm  C7 F
F Gm               C7 F C    Bb   F    C7
F Ddim Gm        Fm Gm        C+
F Am               F7 Bb Am F Am F#dim
Bb        Bbm F          D7 G7        Gm  C7 F   (C7 to chorus)
Ending:
F Gm7             C7 F  
F Gm7             C7 F -  (end)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Verse:
When all the world is a hopeless jumble and the raindrops tumble all around,
Heaven opens a magic lane.
When all the clouds darken up the skyway, there's a rainbow highway to be found,
Leading from your window pane.
To a place behind the sun, Just a step beyond the rain.
 
Chorus:
Somewhere over the rainbow way up high,
There's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow, skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.
Someday I'll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind me,
Where troubles melt like lemon drops, away above the chimney tops, that's where you'll find me.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow, bluebirds fly,
Birds fly Over the Rainbow, why then, oh why can't I?
 
Ending:
If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why oh why can't I?
If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why oh why can't I?
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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