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Intro:
    |Db   Ab   |Bbm   Gb  |Db   Ab   |
    |Bbm      |Gb       |

    Db        Fm       Gb        Db
    ooo-ooo  ooo-ooo  ooo-ooo  ooo-ooo
    Gb        F7       Bbm       Gb
    ooo-ooo  ooo-ooo  ooo-ooo  ooo-ooo


Db         Fm                Gb       Db
Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
Gb       Db                        Ab            Bbm   Gb
And the dreams that you dream of once in a lullaby...
   Db         Fm                Gb          Db
Oh somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly
Gb       Db                         Ab                   Bbm   Gb
And the dreams that you dream of, dreams really do come true...


    Db
Someday i'll wish upon a star
Ab                                Bbm   Gb
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
      Db
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
Ab                                  Bbm           Gb
High above the chimney tops that's where you'll find me


   Db         Fm               Gb           Db
Oh somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly
Gb       Db                           Ab               Bbm   Gb
And the dreams that you dare to, oh why, oh why can't I?...


           Db        Fm        Gb         Db
Well I see trees of green and Red roses too
Gb                Db         F7     Bbm
 I'll watch then bloom for me and you
      Gb                Ab                Bbm   Gb
And I think to myself: what a wonderful world
           Db        Fm             Gb         Db
Well I see skies of blue and I see clouds of white
        Gb              Db   F7         Bbm
And the brightness of day, I like the dark
      Gb                Ab                Db    Gb   Db
And I think to myself: what a wonderful world 


    Ab                      Db
The colours of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
    Ab                    Db
Are also on the faces of people passing bye
    Gb               Db      Gb              Db
See friends shaking hands, saying 'how do you do?'
Gb               Db       Ebm7             Eb
 They're really saying, I...I love you


       Db      Fm        Gb          Db
I hear babies cry and I watch them grow
Gb                   Db    F7         Bbm
 They'll learn much more than we'll know
     Gb                 Ab                Bbm   Gb
And I think to myself: what a wonderful world 


Db
Someday i'll wish upon a star
Ab                                Bbm   Gb
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
       Db
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
Ab                                  Bbm           Gb
High above the chimney tops that's where you'll find me


   Db         Fm                Gb      Db
Oh somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
Gb       Db                        Ab                 Bbm   Gb
And the dreams that you dare to, why, oh why can't I?...


Db        Fm       Gb        Db
ooo-ooo  ooo-ooo  ooo-ooo  ooo-ooo
Gb        F7       Bbm      Gb
ooo-ooo  ooo-ooo  ooo-a-eh-a-a-a-a-a-a    
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357 Comments

  1. team fortress

    good

  2. Kauaigirl68

    So I am an absolute “newbie” to the uke. Are there any TABS for the melody? Or is it just available in chords? I apologize for my ignorance…. Thanks :)

  3. ukealalala

    Awesome. And my favorite strum pattern! Great for beginners. :)

  4. awesomedude2468

    These chord combinations are awesome! Btw love the ending

  5. this song is really awesome! :D

  6. Jorjor1999

    All your supposed to do is feel the music and strum what feels right, be with the music

  7. if you play everyone will always ask you to play this. campfire favorite and really easy to play

  8. Bobjake7

    Gekaap is right, there is a mistake on the line “They’re really saying, I… I love you.” However the dm7 is the right chord to play. The progression should use a G at the end instead of a D. This appears to be a typo.

  9. hollywood4500

    hey neil! its an Fadd9, just so you know :) i really like that btw!

  10. JamesSommer

    And i think to my self what a wonderfull song!

    Thanks so much for putting this up! so easy and beutifull!

  11. ukeplayer

    looks hard but its really not thank you sooo much
    love the its a wonderful world vershion

  12. kittyycattyy

    Excellent! I love this song, thanks for the chords! But after “I love you…” the chord is supposed to be G, not D. :)

  13. I LOVE this song SO much! It’s really pretty and I hope I can sing it for my school talent show! :)

  14. I don’t know if anyone else has done this but I found a chord online (it’s either Cadd9 or Fadd9) which fits into the chorus nicely.
    Excuse my ignorance on the chords.

    It’s played after the Am and before the F chord.

    It’s Am then keeping Am, drop your ring finger onto the 3rd fret E string, then play the F chord.

    Ties everything in nicely.

    • I know what you’re talking about, and it does sound nice, but personally, I like to use E7 in place of what you use with Cadd9. I guess it all adds up to personal preference in the end :D

  15. This song sound so good on the ukulele

  16. this song is really easy. I’m a beginner and the uke just became so easy to me. this is a great song!

  17. There is one spot where there seems to be a mistake, or at least a rather poor choice for progression.

    Lyric: They’re really saying, I…I love you

    You’ll probably notice that Dm7 to D not only is very awkward and difficult, but doesn’t really seem to offer a satisfying sound in the progression. Better to use this progress: F, C, D7, G. The progression sounds much nicer, still fits the melody and the general mood of the song, and is somewhat easier to play.

    • I play it Dm to G at the “I love you” part

      • I can’t play Dm yet. It hurts my fingers.

      • hmm… well, i use my index finger for the first fret on E, my middle finger for the second fret on C and G, and my ring finger for the third fret on A… hope that may help :) (if you were using all four fingers for each string, that is, or if your finger placement was awkward, i guess) :D

    • This sounds great, especially with the hawaiian D7 (fingering 2020)

  18. this made the song so easy! all the other notes where so confusing

  19. I’m doing it like this: d d – u d u u d u u d u

    “-” means u make a pause there like you would strum down or up once

  20. Joaquinloleng

    Easier way is d d u u d u d d u u d

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