Harold Arlen Biography

Harold wrote the best song in the world

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Harold Arlen

Harold Arlen wrote over four hundred songs and is highly regarded in the ‘Great American Songbook’.

Arlen’s 1938 song ‘Over The Rainbow’ was voted the twentieth century’s #1 song by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Other Harold Arlen super-hits include ‘It’s Only A Paper Moon’, ‘Stormy Weather’, ‘Get Happy’ and ‘Come Rain Or Come Shine’. No other composer has had more songs represented in the ‘Great American Songbook’ than Harold Arlen.

If you are an aspiring singer-songwriter, Harold Arlen should be on top of your list of composers to study.


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Over The Rainbow – Guitar Lesson

Over The RainbowWith its intricate picking pattern and chord extensions ‘Over The Rainbow’ gently move from one chord to the next.

A replica of Eva Cassidy‘s beautiful one guitar arrangement of this classic song is what is on offer in this lesson.

Go to video lessons: Over The Rainbow chords.


Over The Rainbow – Lyrics

Over The RainbowSomewhere over the rainbow, way up high
There’s a land that I’ve 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

For complete lyrics, go to Over The Rainbow lyrics.


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