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Tablature "Somewhere over the rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Tablature "Somewhere over the rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

"Somewhere over the rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, better known as "IZ", is certainly the music that popularized the ukulele worldwide. It is no longer presented as it is well known. Covering the original version "Over the rainbow" of the Wizard of Oz, which was already famous at the time, IZ brought it a revival with an exotic sound and a tropical rhythm thanks to the ukulele. It is almost linked to the instrument. For some it is surely the first song that comes to mind when they are told about ukulele and for others, the one they would like to learn first when learning the instrument. If this is your case, then you've come to the right place. Here is a sheet music that will help you learn the piece in just 5 chords.

Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Chords: C/Em/F/E7/Am

 

[Intro]

C Em Am F (bis)

 

C Em F C

Oooh, oooh, oooh, ouououh

F E7 Am F

Oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh

[Refrain]

C Em

Somewhere over the rainbow

F C

    Way up high

F C

And the dreams that you dream of

G Am F

Once in a lullaby-yy yyy

       C Em

Oh, somewhere over the rainbow

F C

    blue birds fly

F C

And the dreams that you dream of

G Am F

Dreams really do come true-ue-ue ooh-ooh-ooh

[Verse]

          C

Someday I'll wish upon a star

G Am F

Wake up where the clouds are far behind me-ee

             C

Where trouble melts like lemon drops

G

High above the chimney tops

            Am F

That's where you'll find me

 [Chorus]

       C Em

Oh, somewhere over the rainbow

F C

    blue birds fly

F C

And the dream that you dare to

      G Am F

Oh why, oh why can't III Ah-ah-ay

 [Verse]

           C

Someday I'll wish upon a star

G Am F

Wake up where the clouds are far behind ... me-ee

             C

Where trouble melts like lemon drops

G

High above the chimney tops

           Am F

That's where... you'll fi-ind me

 [Refrain]

      C Em

Oh, somewhere over the rainbow

F C

    Way up high

F C

And the dreams that you dare to

G Am F

Why, oh why can't III... Ah-ah-ay

 [Outro] (attenuate the sound gradually)

C Em F C

Oooh, oooh, oooh ouououh

F E7 Am F C

Oooh, oooh, ah-ah-eh-ah, ah-ah-ah...

 


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