Over The Rainbow Lyrics

Over The Rainbow

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Over The Rainbow Lyrics

Somewhere 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

Someday I’ll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
High above the chimney tops
That’s where you’ll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds 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?


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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.


Doris Day – Biography

doris-day-thumbHaving achieved success as a big band singer, film actress, recording artist, and radio and television performer, Doris Day became one of America’s best-loved entertainers of the 50s.

Among her most famed vocal performances are ‘Dream A Little Dream Of Me’, ‘Que Sera, Sera’ and ‘Over The Rainbow’.

To find out more, go to Doris Day biography.


Eva Cassidy – Biography

eva-cassidy-thumbEva Cassidy was an American guitar player and vocalist who didn’t reach fame until after she passed away on November 2nd ’96.

An amateur recording of Eva playing ‘Over The Rainbow’ in her local pub was played on Top of the Pops 2, a TV show in the UK on December 13th ’00. 4 years after she was gone.

To find out more, go to Eva Cassidy biography.


Judy Garland – Biography

judy-graland-thumbJudy Garland shot to worldwide fame when she sang ‘Over The Rainbow’ in the 1939 Blockbuster ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at only sixteen years old.

Amazingly, she had made an astonishing twelve films prior to ‘The Wizard Of Oz’.

In 1999, the American Film Institute placed her at #8 of greatest female stars in the history of American cinema.

To find out more, go to Judy Garland biography.


Harold Arlen – Biography

harold-arlen-thumbHarold Arlen wrote over four hundred songs. His 1938 song ‘Over The Rainbow’ was voted the twentieth century’s #1 song by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Nobody has had more songs represented in the ‘Great American Songbook’ than Harold Arlen.

To find out more, go to Harold Arlen biography.


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