This ballad from The Wizard of Oz was sung by Judy Garland in her role as Dorothy. It has become hugely popular, and performed and recorded by numerous other artists, including Jerry Lee Lewis, ukulele player Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Celtic Woman, and Eva Cassidy. I have played this song for every type of event, from weddings to parties to business functions.
This piece can be played on pedal harp or lever harp.
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?
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