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Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere Over The Rainbow Lyrics

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TitleSomewhere Over The Rainbow
ArtistIsrael Kamakawiwo'ole
AlbumFacing Future [1993], Track 14
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - The Greatest Hits [2011], Track 1
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Song lyrics
Ooooo oooooo ohoohohoo
Ooooo ohooohoo oooohoo
Ooooo ohoohooo oohoooo
Oohooo oohoooho ooooho
Ooooo oooooo oooooo
Ooooo oooooo oooooo

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
And the dreams that you dreamed of
Once in a lullaby
Somewhere over the rainbow
Blue birds fly
And the dreams that you dreamed of
Dreams really do come true ooh ooooh

Someday I'll wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me ee ee eeh
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney top thats where you'll find me oh
Somewhere over the rainbow
Blue birds fly
And the dream that you dare to,why, oh why can't I?

Well I see trees of green and red roses too
I watch them bloom for me and you
And I think to my self
what a wonderful world

Well I see skies of blue, and I see clouds of white
and the brightness of day, I like the dark
And I think to my self
what a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people passing by
I see friends shaking hands
Singing, "How do you do?"
They're really saying, I...I love you
I hear babies cry and I watch them grow,
They'll learn much more
Than we'll know
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world (w)oohoorld

Someday I'll wish upon a star,
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney top that's where you'll find me
Oh, Somewhere over the rainbow way up high
And the dream that you dare to, why, oh why can't I? I hi

Ooooo oooooo oooooo
Ooooo oooooo oooooo
Ooooo oooooo oooooo
Ooooo oooooo oooooo
Ooooo oooooo oooooo
Ooooo oooooo oooooo
submitted by Erin
corrected by Scott on December 5th, 2011
written by Harburg, E Y / Arlen, Harold
copyright with Lyrics © Emi Music Publishing

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0 likes - like | 10-01-2013 16:25 sohrabz 
1 posts
I am enchanted with this guy. I wish I could play this song & sing like him. WOW
0 likes - like | 12-09-2011 13:06 jonajager 
258 posts
We all sanghome: "Sooomewhere, overr the rainbow. Humhumhum. Soomewhere oooverr the rainbow, humhumhummmm. Soooomewhere ovverr the rainbow, humhumhum. Sooooomewhere over the rainbow, humhumhum.
0 likes - like | 06-05-2011 01:31 franzdanconia 
27 posts
this song's amazing..
0 likes - like | 31-03-2011 20:50 MICHAELT93 
396 posts
wowwwwwww amaizing
0 likes - like | 18-12-2010 11:07 vinayk 
30 posts
great great great song......gr8 israel died when he was just 38.....
every words seems to be so small to describe this song
0 likes - like | 16-10-2007 02:45 MaloCorazon 
28 posts
best version of this song was on scrubs, i wish they would of made it longer... : ( still great song though! : )
0 likes - like | 28-06-2007 14:09 zeebeejee 
61 posts
Best song ever, Israel was great
0 likes - like | 04-06-2007 14:48 smileysjk 
2 posts
I love this song.... It was also played in Life on Mars
0 likes - like | 14-05-2007 15:55 Butterfly7811 
1 posts
When I first heard this song was in the movie "
First 50 Dates" it so soft and beautiful. Me and my fiance simply love this song and have chosen to play it while we get married in Las Vegas in the Little White Chapel.
0 likes - like | 25-02-2007 18:55 joshua7 
15 posts
Beautiful. Simply beautiful...
0 likes - like | 01-02-2007 20:27 Aerosmith_rulez 
338 posts
yepp! it's a great song! I really love it. everytime i hear it makes me smile! lovely song and this is the best version of it!
0 likes - like | 29-01-2007 23:22 Jules101 
43 posts
soothing =]
0 likes - like | 17-12-2006 13:23 Sennune 
26 posts
FINALLY I NOW KNOW THE SONG THAT'S ON THE FREAKIN' YOGURT AND RICE KRISPY COMMERCIALS!!! It's been bugging the hell out of me. I love the song despite my rather rude introduction to my post. I havent' really heard of the artist. Just heard the song EVERYWHERE and found a credit at the end of a clip on Youtube and found the song and fell out of my chair shocked that I finally found it. So, yeah. I love the song. Beautiful voice, peaceful song. This is a song to listen too while cloud watching or star gazing. =D
0 likes - like | 27-09-2006 16:45 zilverui 
6 posts
believe it or not, the first time i heard it was in a television-commercial... and then in the movie 'finding forester'
from that moment i just had to find out were it came from
absolute amazing!
0 likes - like | 30-08-2006 06:27 Fastfiddler1625 
3 posts
I must say, this is not a good song to listen to after your girlfriend just broke up with you . Not because it's bad, but just because it's one of the most beautiful songs i've ever heard.
0 likes - like | 09-04-2006 18:06 piemaster3 
61 posts
so beautiful!!
0 likes - like | 10-01-2006 06:45 sunshinesweeti 
38 posts
yeah, ditto to what everyone else said...basically. Bruddah IZ was a great artist. R.I.P. IZ, hopefully you're riding the big waves in heaven:love
0 likes - like | 27-12-2005 16:41 kopisux 
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This song is so beautiful i dont know where to start. I first heard it driving by the countryside and it just lifted me up.. And each time i listen to it i feel so happy and uplifted and sad reminiscent at the same time.. Powerful stuff..
0 likes - like | 16-11-2005 16:17 grounded_angel 
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This song is just amazing!! Such a relaxing melody .. I love it!! It makes me happy when I'm sad!
0 likes - like | 16-08-2005 17:26 punkygurl 
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to bad he died
0 likes - like | 16-08-2005 17:25 heidiskye 
146 posts
ahhh when i first heard this song i was obsessed with finding out who it was so i could download it. my grandma loves this song too! woot
0 likes - like | 28-04-2005 17:14 Pippin247 
2,783 posts
so cute and beautiful.
0 likes - like | 28-04-2005 17:12 Daphne123 
171 posts
this vesion is beautiful. the first time i heard it, on "bewitched", i was fascinated by the calm of this song and the soft voice of the singer (long name ha?)

great. love it.
0 likes - like | 16-03-2005 21:53 NinjaKlovnen 
3 posts
I want to listen to this song when I die It's simply the best song EVER... It made me realize that I wanted to work in McDonald's... I'm so happy that I finally realized what I wanted to do... I thank God and this song for that
0 likes - like | 26-02-2005 14:09 ash1982 
1 posts
This a such great song. Heard loads of versions of it all very nice. This song moved me deeply in the ER episode where Dr Greene dies of a brain tumour. Dr Greene was one of the reasons I went into my chosen career and he died listening to 'his' song, making this song extra special to me.