Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Song Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Here are the ukulele chords to Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole.

Somewhere Over The Rainbow Lyrics - MetroLyrics

Hi Camilee, great question! For “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” chords are getting either one or two entire “cycles.” The entire strumming pattern I teach in the video happens over one measure of four beats. Some chords have the strumming pattern played over two entire measures. Some chords are only played over one measure. It’s important to count out loud. Most often, the chord changes happen on the first beat of the measure.

Somewhere over the rainbow Way up high, There’s a land that I heard of Once in a lullaby.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Ariel Ukulele Blog

Hi, I am getting the song, but can’t sing it well, so wanted to just have fun playing it through entirely. The write up doesn’t seem to match up with the youtube videos of OFFICIAL Somewhere over the Rainbow – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole. Do you have a video of yourself playing it through entirely to your written lyrics – so we can play along start to end?

Somewhere over the rainbow Bluebirds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow. Why then, oh why can’t I?

Hey Travis, that’s awesome. I think you should go with the song that you feel most comfortable with. I will say that generally people are pretty familiar with and very receptive to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” People LOVE this song, and whenever I’ve played it for others, I always get a great response. Best of luck at your talent show!

Somewhere Over the Rainbow | Steve & Kim Selke

hi brett, got my first uke 2 weeks ago, found your site and away i go. working on the railroad is sounding not too terrible now and i’m beginning to tackle over the rainbow. really just wanted to say thanks so very much for the incredible time and effort you have put into your fantastic site. thanks to you, here i am sitting in australia, night time, practising my pluck-down-up-down-up-down-up and admiring your sweet playing and voice… hooray! rosie 🙂 ps i think you can somehow set up for people to make paypal donations direct from your site if they want to, might be worth putting out the hat so to speak….a few coins here and there might buy you a new uke eventually!

Somewhere Over The Rainbow by IZ - Ukulele Tutorial - …

I was watching your somewhere over the rainbow video and im trying really hard to get the right sound but its not soundoing the same as you, could it be because of my tuning becausse when I tried low gcea it sounded worse than high gcea when I played, please if you have any suggestions that would be awesome 🙂

Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Ukulele Chords and Lesson

When you think of the ukulele, it’s hard not to think of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s beautiful rendition and medley of Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World.


This might be a weird question. After many many times of learning how to strum for the song ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’, my muscles (top muscles) between my wrist and my elbow is now sore and painful. What am I doing wrong. Thanks you.


Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's medley "Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World," played over the closing credits of the film Meet Joe Black.