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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.
F Bb Fmaj7 Gm       C7
F            F#dim Bmaj7     Gm7 F -
F Bb Fmaj7 Em7      A7
Dm Bb7         G9 Gm7 F
Gm7 F            Fdim Gm7 C7
F Am                   F7 Bb       Bbmaj7  Bb7 Am  F  Am   F#dim
Bb6        Bbm6 F             D9 G7          Gm     C7 F         Gm    C9
F Am                   F7 Bb        Bbmaj7 Bb7 Am  F  Am   F#dim
Bb          Bbm6 F             D9 G7           Gm     C7 F
F Gm7                 C7 F6 C    Bb   F    C7
F Ddim Gm6         Fm Gm7       C+
F Am                   F7 Bb         Bbmaj7 Am  F   Am   F#dim
Bb6        Bbm6 F             D9 G7           Gm     C7 F      (C7 to chorus)
F Gm7                C7 F  
F Gm7                C7 F -  (end)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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.
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?
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?

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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