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Somewhere Over The Rainbow Chords

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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
There were a few Judy Garland versions of this floating around but they didn't sound 
right to me so I've tweaked them and the result is here. I've filed this as Eva Cassidy 
she in my opinion took possession of this song with her rendition.

I've put repeated chords to show the timing of how I play it:
Each chord is played downstroke, downstroke, upstroke


[Intro] 

C  G Em Am D G


[Refrain]

G   G     Bm       Bm
Somewhere over the rainbow
C   Cm     G    G7
    Way up high
C       Cm   G           Em
There's a    land that I heard of
Am        D    G   G
Once in a lullaby


G   G     Bm       Bm
Somewhere over the rainbow
C   Cm        G    G7
    Skies are blue
C   Cm  G               Em      Am
And the dreams that you dare to dream
       D       G    G
Really do come true


[Verse]

G                   G
Some day I'll wish upon a star
    C                 Cm             Em Em  Em
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
      G                  G
Where troubles melt like lemondrops
 F#7           F#7
Away above the chimney tops
       Bm    Bm     Am   D
That's where you'll find me


[Refrain]

G   G     Bm       Bm
Somewhere over the rainbow
C   Cm        G    G7
    Bluebirds fly
C     Cm  G        Em
Birds fly over the rainbow
Am           D         G   G
Why then, oh why can't I?


[Verse]

G                   G
Some day I'll wish upon a star
    C                 Cm             Em Em  Em
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
      G                  G
Where troubles melt like lemondrops
 F#7           F#7
Away above the chimney tops
       Bm    Bm     Am   D
That's where you'll find me


[Refrain]

G   G     Bm       Bm
Somewhere over the rainbow
C   Cm        G    G7
    Bluebirds fly
C     Cm  G        Em
Birds fly over the rainbow
Am           D         G   G
Why then, oh why can't I?

  G             G7
If happy little bluebirds fly
  C
Beyond the rainbow
Am      D        G
Why, oh why can't I?
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H5angela 41 Mar 22, 2013 01:02 PM

The F#7 sounds great if your aim is to play it like Eva Cassidy sang it. Good job, although I would change the second G in the first verse to Em.

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chuatl 10 Sep 07, 2014 05:23 AM

It would be nice to be able to display chords in two columns side by side to replace the need to scroll

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Barend B Smit 10 Sep 07, 2014 10:41 PM

Excellent!I wish others would be as clear and comprehensive. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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