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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 hope -less jum -ble and the rain -drops tum -ble all a -round,
Heav -en o -pens a mag -ic lane.
When all the clouds dark -en up the sky -way, there's a rain -bow high -way to be found,
Lead -ing from your win -dow pane.
To a place be -hind the sun, Just a step be -yond the rain.
 
Chorus:
Some -where o -ver the rain -bow way up high,
There's a land that I heard of once in a lull -a -by.
Some -where O -ver the Rain -bow, skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream real -ly do come true.
Some -day I'll wish up -on a star and wake up where the clouds are far be -hind me,
Where trou -bles melt like lem -on drops, a -way a -bove the chim -ney tops, that's where you'll find me.
Some -where O -ver the Rain -bow, blue -birds fly,
Birds fly O -ver the Rain -bow, why then, oh why can't I?
 
Ending:
If hap -py lit -tle blue -birds fly be -yond the rain -bow, why oh why can't I?
If hap -py lit -tle blue -birds fly be -yond the rain -bow, why oh why can't I?
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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