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Intro:
    |C   G   |Am   F  |C   G   |
    |Am      |F       |

    C        Em       F        C
    ooo-ooo  ooo-ooo  ooo-ooo  ooo-ooo
    F        E7       Am       F
    ooo-ooo  ooo-ooo  ooo-ooo  ooo-ooo


C         Em                F       C
Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
F       C                        G            Am   F
And the dreams that you dream of once in a lullaby...
   C         Em                F          C
Oh somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly
F       C                         G                   Am   F
And the dreams that you dream of, dreams really do come true...


    C
Someday i'll wish upon a star
G                                Am   F
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
      C
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
G                                  Am           F
High above the chimney tops that's where you'll find me


   C         Em               F           C
Oh somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly
F       C                           G               Am   F
And the dreams that you dare to, oh why, oh why can't I?...


           C        Em        F         C
Well I see trees of green and Red roses too
F                C         E7     Am
 I'll watch then bloom for me and you
      F                G                Am   F
And I think to myself: what a wonderful world
           C        Em             F         C
Well I see skies of blue and I see clouds of white
        F              C   E7         Am
And the brightness of day, I like the dark
      F                G                C    F   C
And I think to myself: what a wonderful world 


    G                      C
The colours of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
    G                    C
Are also on the faces of people passing bye
    F               C      F              C
See friends shaking hands, saying 'how do you do?'
F               C       Dm7             D
 They're really saying, I...I love you


       C      Em        F          C
I hear babies cry and I watch them grow
F                   C    E7         Am
 They'll learn much more than we'll know
     F                 G                Am   F
And I think to myself: what a wonderful world 


C
Someday i'll wish upon a star
G                                Am   F
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
       C
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
G                                  Am           F
High above the chimney tops that's where you'll find me


   C         Em                F      C
Oh somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
F       C                        G                 Am   F
And the dreams that you dare to, why, oh why can't I?...


C        Em       F        C
ooo-ooo  ooo-ooo  ooo-ooo  ooo-ooo
F        E7       Am      F
ooo-ooo  ooo-ooo  ooo-a-eh-a-a-a-a-a-a    
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342 Comments

  1. At the “I… I love you” part it is incorrectly marked in the chord progression. The music says, Dm7 and D when really the chords are Dm and G7.

  2. Aleksander

    its very usefule, i like it ;D

  3. I think +5 is pretty easy

  4. Hey, Does anyone know the strumming pattern?

  5. wtf why is it half over the rainbow and half what a wonderful world by louis armstrong?

  6. Ive always wanted to learn the uke. Anyone have tips on where to start to start learning. I own an uke already part of my family is Hawaiian and it’s something I’ve always wanted to do.

    • Georgiann

      Since part of your family is Hawaiian, is there anyone in your family who knows how to play that can teach you the basics?
      If not, check and see if there are beginner group lessons in your area. The local community college here has lessons for ages 9 and up…all ages in the same class. This got me started.
      Check around and see if there might be something like this…or maybe a park district class.

      If there isn’t anything around you, look up tutorials on YouTube. They’re very helpful! …also, you could ask questions here for anything you don’t understand. The people here seem very helpful. Good Luck!

    • pastelpup

      Theres many great tutorials on Youtube to learn the Uke :)

    • Michele Roger

      I’ll teach you online!

    • Yousician is incredible, and you get a free lesson every day. You’ll learn lead and rhythm.

    • hey, literally I learned myself just by watching simple YouTube clips and looking at chords on this website!

    • Well my grandpa is a ukelele teacher which is how i got so good at it.
      I have learned so much from playing the c note to playing the b flat cord. He also teaches guitar and keyboard

    • Or, I just learned the basic chords and am just practising songs from this website

    • Start on the basics on here like you are my sunshine and other songs I don’t know very many strumming patterns but single strum works on most rupture is also a good song to start on if not play c, g, am, and f those are the basics

    • try an app called yousician. :) you can get it on android and apple

    • Flabbergasted

      TheUkuleleTeacher on YouTube

    • Lillie Moreno

      there’s a cool guy on youtube called the ukulele teacher

  7. Georgiann

    Faith, What version are you seeing? I’ve seen 3 here so far… One of them is great! The other 2 I’ve seen are not as good. Could you possibly be seeing one of the other 2 versions that are not so great?

  8. Georgiann

    Ok, I’m confused here… I’m new to this site, so maybe there’s something I don’t know, but in going from page to page in the comments for this song, I have seen 3 Completely different versions of this. …and from reading the comments, it sounds as though on any given page, the comments are not from the same version. I mean, the chords being mentioned in some of the comments aren’t even the chords given in the version I’m seeing on the page. The chords some people are mentioning are the chords shown and in other comments (on the same page) are not shown on that page. Are we all seeing different versions??
    Is anyone else notice this?

    • Georgiann

      Ok, I guess I just didn’t know how this site works, as I said I’m new here…as in only been here one day.
      All songs have multiple versions, right? I didn’t know that when I commented before.
      Also, I only started learning how to play a couple weeks ago and don’t play guitar or anything else either, so…just fumbling my way through at the moment.

      • At the top of a song there are numbers for transposing the piece(used to change up the song to fit you better basically) in the comments people might say +5 is easier, they’re talking about the transposing number.

      • Also some chords might sound weird because they’re for harmonization for higher or lower voices than to the original score.

      • Rose, Thank you so much! This really helps! I didn’t know what people were talking about when they were saying the numbers. Thanks!

  9. Awesome chords! Just right. People have you even heard that song, those chords were just right this isn’t the Wizard of Oz version peeps. This song is a way better cover. So just plz stop hating and hate on something else😡 Awesome Awesome chords tho😜💕

    • Georgiann

      Gretz, Could you read my comment and let me know what you think? (it’s the next one after yours… on July 7th)
      On one of the versions here, the chords do sound awesome. On others, not so much…could this possibly be the reason for some of the strange sounding comments? If you read my comment on the 7th, what I’m saying here should be more clear…
      Thanks!

  10. Hey wassup UKE PLAYERS!

  11. Tony Tonev

    Great tab, great song. Only thing I would change is after Dm7 it should be G instead of D.

    • Georgiann

      Yes agreed, that’s the only part that doesn’t sound right. Thanks…it sounds much better with G!

  12. I love this song. It’s just the chords don’t make much sense. I say this and thought I could go I’ve it a try but it’s completely wrong.

  13. I don’t agree with the chord sequence…The Am/F at the end of the verse should resolve to the C chord….The chord forms are right on but not inserted in the song properly….Love that tune!

  14. Miss Tuba that plays uke

    I’ve only been playing for a month and this is fairly easy. I love this song Thanks!

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