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Judy Garland

Over The Rainbow

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  • 1961

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“Over the Rainbow” (often referred to as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”) is a classic Academy Award-winning ballad song with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. It was written for the movie The Wizard of Oz, and was sung by Judy Garland in the movie. Over time it would become Garland’s signature song. In the film, part of the song is played by the MGM orchestra over the opening credits. About 5 minutes later, Garland, in the role of Dorothy Gale, sings “Over the Rainbow” after unsuccessfully trying to get her aunt and uncle to listen to her regarding an unpleasant incident involving Dorothy’s dog Toto and the nasty spinster Miss Gulch, whom Toto bit after she struck him with a rake. Dorothy’s Aunt Em tells her to “find a place where you won’t get... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Birds fly over the rainbow, why then, oh why can't I ... Somewhere over the rainbow, bluebirds fly

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