Parodies, puns and assorted doodles inspired by favored tunes

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

1939 Music by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Yip Harburg. (also known as ‘Over the Rainbow’)

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
Someday 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?
If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh, why can’t I?

Favorite Recordings

Judy Garland
Chet Baker
Jane Monheit
Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole
Keith Jarrett
Eric Clapton
Sammy Davis Jr.
Yo-Yo Ma