Over the Rainbow - chords, tab and comments

At the bottom you'll find a link to the complete lyrics.

From the 1939 musical "The Wizard of Oz". The instrumental music was composed and scored by Herbert Stothart, but all songs were written by Harold Arlen (music) and Edgar Yipsel Harburg (lyrics). Originally thay wrote an intro verse and a third verse, that were omitted in the film, but later often used in theatre performances. Here it is; complete, but the green lines in the lyrics are rare. In fact, the entire song and scene was about to be deleted: the MGM bosses regarded it improper for a fairy-tale. The staff opposed the sigar-puffing ignorants, who thus became undeserved richer: this song and that scene is what people still remember.
And what a song! Not even Dylan can spoil it (but he ain't tried yet). Judy Garland's original is classic, and there are thirteen in a dozen of covers. It's even been recorded reggae-style, with ukulele, and become a hit ...! But nothing beats Eva Cassidy, who went beyond that rainbow far too early. God bless her, and the songwriters.
I want this for my funeral, alongside with "Yesterday When I Was Young". Hopefully, you'll have plenty time for rehearsal.
G             Bm        Cmaj7     D7
when all the world is a hopeless jumble
         Em        Bm          Am7  ...D7...G
and the raindrops tumble all around
Gmaj7  D7/9    D7     G  ...Gmaj7...D7+9...D7
heaven opens a magic lane
G              Bm          Cmaj7    D7
when all the clouds darken up the skyway
           Em      Bm            Am7 ...D7
there's a rainbow highway to be found
G       Gmaj7           D7+9...D7
leading from your windowpane
G    Gmaj7            D7+9...D7
to a place behind the sun
G       Am              D7
just a step beyond the rain

G     Em  Bm       Gmaj7   Cmaj7 C   G
somewhere over the rainbow  way  up high
C      Cm  G           E7      A7        D7    G ...D7
there's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby
G     Em  Bm       Gmaj7   Cmaj7 C     G
somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue
C   Cm    G              E7       A7         D6        G
and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true

G                   Em
someday I'll wish upon a star
     Am                 D7              G   Gmaj7...D7+9...D7
and wake up where the clouds are far behind me
        G                 Em
where troubles melt like lemon drops
  F#             Edim
away above the chimney tops
         Bm          D6  D7
that's where you'll find me
G major
G major seventh
C major
C major seventh
C minor
B minor
E minor
E seventh
A minor
A minor seventh
A seventh
D seventh
D sixth
D seventh add nine
F sharp
E diminuished
Harold Arlen
Yip Harburg