“Over the Rainbow” Written by: E.Y. Harburg Composed by: Harold Arlen Sung by: Judy Garland. Power Point By: Hannah Spinner. Lyrics .
Power Point By: Hannah Spinner
Somewhere over the rainbowWay up high,There's a land that I heard ofOnce in a lullaby.Somewhere over the rainbowSkies are blue,And the dreams that you dare to dreamReally do come true.Someday I'll wish upon a starAnd wake up where the clouds are farBehind me.Where troubles melt like lemon dropsAway above the chimney topsThat's where you'll find me.Somewhere over the rainbowBluebirds fly.Birds fly over the rainbow.Why then, oh why can't I?If happy little bluebirds flyBeyond the rainbowWhy, oh why can't I?
Written by: E.Y. HarburgComposed by: Harold ArlenSung by: Judy Garland
E. Y. "Yip" Harburg, who lived from 1896-1981, wrote all of the lyrics in the 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz, which featured the Oscar-winning song "Over the Rainbow," which was voted Number One Song of the 20th Century in a 2001 poll. He was a democratic socialist and wrote this song to express hope in a time of war, depression and poverty.