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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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438 Comments

  1. Cory Watson

    The lone D chord in this song in the line “They’re really saying, I…I love you” should be a G chord.

  2. 99redballoonsgoby

    Hey guys, just wanted to drop a note reminding y’all that God always keeps His promises! That may sound irrelevant, but there is Bible context. After the flood, He put a rainbow in the sky as a symbol of His promise to never flood the entire world again. So, you know, rainbows! And Jesus has made this a wonderful world. Can we get an amen?

  3. UkuleleYeet

    The original strum I learned was down down up down down, not sure if that is correct though!

  4. Peter Parker

    Spider-Man attack

  5. ddu-udu

  6. I really, really like this!

  7. Tamir Halperin

    Hi. There is a problem. This page shows Somewhere Over The Rainbow chords but after that it also shows What A Wonderful World. You should fix that.

  8. Thank you, I enjoyed this very much.

  9. Why on earth is what a wonderful world mixed in here….Last time I checked it’s not in here… Or is it a glitch

  10. I like the strumming pattern d-DU-du-DU repeated over for each chord

  11. Replace the lone “D” chord with G, right after the Dm7. “I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do. Their really saying, I, I love you.
    otherwise perfect. I imagine it was a typo since a D chord on a guitar is the G on a uke.

    • i think some of the lyrics in Over The Rainbow are wrong.

      It keeps repeating “And the dream that you dare to dream”
      I think once or twice it should say “Birds fly over the rainbow”

  12. The original strumming pattern is UxDDxxDx where the Xs aren’t played. The U can also be dropped in favor of changing chords if you can’t change quickly enough.

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