Somewhere Over the Rainbow Ukulele Chords

Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole is perhaps the most popular ukulele song of all time. It is a song almost all ukulele players love to play.

This song uses 10 chords.

Intro: C  Cmaj7  Am  F  C  G  Am  F  Fadd9 F

C  Em  F  C
Oooo, oooo, oooo…
F  E7  Am  F
Oooo, oooo, oooo…

C         Em
Somewhere over the rainbow
F         C
-  Way up high
F       C
And the dreams that you dream of
G          Am      F
Once in a lullaby…

-    C        Em
Oh, somewhere over the rainbow
F             C
-  Blue birds fly
F        C
And the dreams that you dream of
G                     Am    F
Dreams really do come true…

-    C
Someday I’ll wish upon a star
G                                  Am   F
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
-     C
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
G
High above the chimney tops
-      Am           F
That’s where you’ll find me

-   C         Em
Oh, somewhere over the rainbow
F             C
-  Blue birds fly
F       C
And the dream that you dare to
G               Am   F
Why oh why can’t I…

-          C        G
Well I see trees of green
-   F         C
And red roses too
F             C        E7     Am
I watch them bloom for me and you
-     F
And I think to myself
G                   Am     F
-  What a wonderful world

-          C        G
Well I see skies of blue
-          F         C
And I see clouds of white
-       F             C
And the brightness of day
-  E7       Am
I like the dark
-      F
And I think to myself
G                    C  F  C
-  What a wonderful world

-   G
The colors of the rainbow
-  C
So pretty in the sky
-   G                    C
Are also on the faces of people passing by
-   F              C
See friends shakin hands saying
F           C
“How do you do?”
F                C     Dm         G
- They’re really sayin,’I, I love you.”

-      C      G
I hear babies cryin’
-   F           C
And watch them grow
F                  C         E7          Am
They’ll learn much more than we’ll ever know
-      F
And I think to myself
G                   Am     F
-  What a wonderful world

-    C
Someday I’ll wish upon a star
G                                  Am   F
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
-     C
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
G
High above the chimney tops
-      Am           F
That’s where you’ll find me

-   C         Em
Oh, somewhere over the rainbow
F          C
-  Way up high
F       C
And the dreams that you dare to
F      G         Am   F
Why oh why can’t I

C  Em  F  C
Oooo, oooo, oooo…
F  E7  Am  F
Oooo, oooo, oooo…

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