Ukulele playing 🎸 Somewhere Over the Rainbow

  • Today, May 20, would be the 61st birthday of the Hawaiian musician and artist Israel Kamakawiwoole, who died far too soon. He became world famous with the song "Somewhere over the Rainbow". This was his most successful song and was only released many years after his death in 2007, and then became a world hit and evergreen.

    Ooh, ooh, ooh

    Ooh, ooh
    Somewhere over the rainbow

    Way up high

    And the dreams that you dream of

    Once in a lullaby
    Somewhere over the rainbow

    Bluebirds fly

    And the dreams that you dream of

    Dreams really do come true
    Someday, I wish upon a star

    Wake up where the clouds are far behind me

    Where trouble melts like lemon drops

    High above the chimney top

    That's where you'll find me
    Somewhere over the rainbow

    Bluebirds fly

    And the dreams that you dare to

    Oh why, oh why can't I?
    Well, I see trees of green and red roses too

    I'll watch them bloom for me and you

    And I think to myself

    What a wonderful world
    Well, I see skies of blue and I see clouds of white

    And the brightness of day

    I like the dark

    And I think to myself what a wonderful world
    The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky

    And also on the faces of people passing by

    I see friends shaking hands saying

    How do you do?

    They're really saying I, I love you
    I hear babies cry and I watch them grow

    They'll learn much more then we'll know

    And I think to myself what a wonderful world

    World
    Someday I wish upon a star

    Wake up where the clouds are far behind me

    Where trouble melts like lemon drops

    High above the chimney top

    That's where you'll find me
    Oh, somewhere over the rainbow

    Way up high

    And the dreams that you dare to

    Why oh, why can't I?
    Ooh, ooh

    Ooh, ooh



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