OVER THE RAINBOW
(Harold Arlen / E.Y. "Yip" Harburg)
Judy Garland - 1939
Also recorded by: Harold Arlen; Chet Atkins; Chet Baker;
Charlie Barnet; Tony Bennett; Acker Bilk; Boston Pops Orch.;
Al Bowlly; Ruby Braff Quartet; Les Brown; Dave Brubeck;
José Carreras; Benny Carter; Frank Chacksfield & his Orch.;
Ray Charles; Eric Clapton; Richard Clayderman;
Rosemary Clooney; Perry Como; Harry Connick Jr.; Bing Crosby;
Bob Crosby; Xavier Cugat; Vic Damone; Danny & the Juniors;
Sammy Davis Jr.; Doris Day; Placido Domingo; Lonnie Donegan;
Tommy Dorsey; Gracie Fields; Eddie Fisher; Ella Fitzgerald;
Helen Forrest; The Four Freshmen; Connie Francis;
Aretha Franklin; Erroll Garner; Lesley Garrett; Stan Getz;
Dizzy Gillespie; Benny Goodman; Stephane Grappelli;
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg; Dick Haymes; Ted Heath; Woody Herman;
Earl Hines; Al Hirt; Joni James; Gordon Jenkins; Tom Jones;
Bert Kaempfert & his Orch.; Stan Kenton; Kay Kaiser;
Jerry Lee Lewis; Liberace; Frankie Lyman & the Teenagers;
Vera Lynn; Henry Mancini; The Mantovani Orch.;
Maureen McGovern; Ray McKinley; Glenn Miller; Liza Minnelli;
Matt Monro; Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Nana Mouskouri;
Anne Murray; Willie Nelson; Harry Nilsson; Mandy Patinken;
Les Paul; Oscar Peterson; Jane Powell; André Previn;
Louis Prima; Buddy Rich; Royal Philharmonic Orch.;
Artie Shaw; George Shearing; Zoot Sims; Frank Sinatra;
Hank Snow; Jo Stafford; Barbra Streisand; Art Tatum;
Caterina Valente; Sarah Vaughan; Gene Vincent;
Dionne Warwick; Paul Weston & his Orch.; John Williams;
Jackie Wilson; ..... and many more.
When all the world is a hopeless jumble
and the raindrops tumble all around,
Heaven opens a magic lane.
When all the clouds darken up the skyway,
there's a rainbow highway to be found,
Leading from your windowpane.
To a place behind the sun,
Just a step beyond the rain.
Somewhere over the rainbow way up high,
There's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby,
Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.
Someday I'll wish upon a star
and wake up where the clouds are far behind me,
Where troubles melt like lemon drops,
away, above the chimney tops, that's where you'll find me.
Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly.
Birds fly over the rainbow, why then, oh why can't I ?
If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow,
why oh why can't I ?