Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

One of the most popular songs for the Ukulele is Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Now we can make use of the Cuatro to play this song using the interpretation below. Check out the chords within the chords tab above. Enjoy!

Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

Intro:

C, G, Am, F, C, G, Am, F

C, G, F, C, F, Em, Am

Song:

C, G, F, C, F

Assignment

Share with us your version of this song. Upload your version to your progress folder and share your progression with the cuatro.

Lyrics:

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
And the dreams that you dream of
Once in a lullaby

Oh somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly
And the dreams that you dream of
Dreams really do come true

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

Oh 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 blues and, 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
Are 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, I watch them grow
They’ll learn much more than we know
And i think to myself
What a wonderful world.

Oh someday I’ll wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney tops
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, I?

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