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Somewhere Over The Rainbow What A Wonderful World  Israel Kamakawiwoole

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[G]   [bm]   [Em]   [C7]   [C]                         
[G]{Oo[bm]ooh[C]) [G]

---Somewhere Over the Rainbow---

[G]Somewhere [bm]over the rainbow[C] way up [G]high
[C]And...the (G)dreams that you dream of (D)once in a (G) lullaby iiiii
Oh [G]somewhere [bm]over the rainbow[C] bluebirds [G]fly
And[C]... the (G) dreams that you dream (D) of dreams really do come (G)true ooooo
S[G]omeday I'll wish apon a star
[D]Wake up where the clouds are far be[Em]hind..... [C]me
Where [G]trouble melts like lemon drops
[D]High above the chimney top that's w[Em]here... you find [C]me
Oh some[G]where [bm]over the rainbow[C] bluebirds [G]fly
[C]And the [G]dreams that you dare to oh [D]why,
Oh why cant [Em]I    i[C]iiii

---What A Wonderful World---


Well I see [G]trees of [D]green[C], red roses [G]to
I[C]'ll watch them [G]bloom fo[B7]r me and [Em]you
And i [C]think to myself.[D]..What a wonderful [Em]world  [C]
Well i see [G]skies of [D]blue and I se[C]e clouds of [G]white
And the [C]brightness of [G]day well[B7]...I like the [Em]dark
And I th[C]ink to myself.[D].. What a wonderful wo[G]rld [C]    [G]
The [D]colors of the rainbow so [G]pretty in the sky
Are [D]also on the faces of [G]people passing by
I see [C]friends shaking [G]hands, saying [C]how do you [G]do
[C]They're really [G]saying I[C/E].....I love [D]you
I hear [G]babies [D]cry and i[C] watch them [G]grow
[C]They'll learn much [G]more than[B7] we'll k[Em]now
And I t[C]hink to myself[D]... What a wonderful [Em]world or[C]lddddd
[G]Someday I'll wish apon a star
[D]Wake up where the clouds are far be[Em]hind... [C]me
Where [G]trouble melts like lemon drops
[D]High above the chimeny top thats [Em]where... you f[C]ind me
Oh [G]somewhere [D]over the rainbow[C] way up [G]high
[C]And... the dr[G]eams that you dare to oh w[D]hy,
Oh why cant[Em] i ii[C]iii


(Repeat "Ooooh" part for outro)

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heyscuba (report)

shoot,... I messed up,... I forgot to change the words in the last line to the right ones,...
it should be

"birds fly over the rainbow, why, then why can't I,...."

heyscuba (report)

First of all, I don't think it's right when people try do this song like IZ did it,... not to many people can get away with that, in my mind only IZ can do it that way and he's dead,...
plus he did not do the song any favors by singing the words in the wrong order, now people are learning it wrong and singing it wrong,... he probably did that recording live and had to improvise and sang what ever verse came into his head,... he's a pro, he made it work, but even he would tell you he messed up the words and it doesn't even make senses (the story of the song) when you read them in the order he sang them,...
I urge you all to read the actual words (someone added them here,... good job,...!) and please, learn them the right way and do the song the right way,.... we can stop this madness,...! (ok,... I'm better now,...)
also, who ever wrote out this song,... good on you mate, but they're are a few little mistakes,..
the most glaring is your line (and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true) where you have no chord changes and there like 3 changes in there,... I've put them in but I don't kow how you could do that song, holding a C chord there for that whole line,...? (I'd like to hear a version done that way,...)
the 2nd mistake is a small one, but your D as the 2nd chord should be a Am,... the D does come into play later, but when playing this song in the key of G the 2nd chord should be a Bm,... (the D kinda works there as those chords are similar) but I changed the key from the standard "C" tuning as most play it in to G and that shows the 2nd chord as a Bm,....

but nice job,...

here's how I would do the the 1st verse in the key of G (with the right words,...)

thanks would love to hear your versions of this song or your response's,..
heyscuba@charter.net


[G]Somewhere [Bm]over the rainbow[C] way up [G]high,...
[C]there's a [G]land that I heard of [D]once in a lullaby [Em] [C]
[G]somewhere [Bm]over the rainbow[C] skies are blue [G]
[C]and the [G]dreams that you dare to
[D] dream really do come true [Em] [C]
Some[G]day I'll wish upon a star
[D]Wake up where the clouds are far be[Em]hind..... [C]me
Where [G]trouble melts like lemon drops
[D]High above the chimney top that's [Em]where... you [C] find me
[G]somewhere [D]over the rainbow[C] bluebirds [G]fly
[C]And the [G]dreams that you dare to oh [D]why,.. Oh why cant [Em]I [C]

breezy808 (report)

Guys the words are right, the chords are decent - if you don't know who Iz is, you just don't get it. Aloha no.

lesvictor (report)

well done mate spot on

Ribzy (report)

ooops, I see now what krzykat is saying.
The chord is represented the first time around, with the wrong words. And it needs to be played with "dreams that you dare to..."

Ribzy (report)

It does sound fine if you capo the 5th or just play it in C (Up 5 steps), but there is a chord missing.
Should ba a C on "dreams that you dream of" (or a G if staying in this original key).

guitarfreek123 (report)

the dufus probably doesnt even know the names of the strings

guitarfreek123 (report)

the dufus probably doesnt even know the names of the strings

krzykat (report)

sounds good transposed up 5 steps

krzykat (report)

Lyrics for over the rainbow
Somewhere over the rainbow way up high

there's a land that i heard of once in a lulla--by

Somewhere over thew rainbow skies are blue

and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true

Some day i'll wish upon a star and wake where the clouds are far behind me

Where troubles melt like lemon drops away upon the chimney tops thats where

you'll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow blue birds fly

Birds fly over the rain--bow why then oh why can't I

If happy little blue birds fly beyond the rainbow why oh why can't I
lyrics for wonderful world

only ones I saw that were wrong are the bright blessed day the dark sacred night

petitsuisse (report)

it's playable, so i'ts okay I think

os (report)

yep poor man cant play uke

zenwalrus (report)

dude!! absolutely spot on!! dufus is just bein' a hater.... don't be a hater, dufus...

bigbill107@gmail.com (report)

The chords are NOT wrong, in fact if you capo up to the 5th fret, you can actually play along with Iz on youtube.

wcpom (report)

http://www.guitaretab.com/i/israel-kamakawiwoole/132816.html

The chords are just wrong, it's C G Am F with an E7 in the intro

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