Over the Rainbow (1939)
(w) E. Y. Harburg (m) Harold Arlen (I) Film: The Wizard of Oz by Judy Garland (P) Judy Garland Academy Award Winner (CR) Glenn Miller and his Orchestra (CR) Bob Crosby and his Orchestra
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 window pane
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.

Some day 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?

[Coda] If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow, why, oh why, can’t I?