Somewhere Over The Rainbow Uke tab by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

5 Chords used in the song: C, Em, F, G, Am

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Difficulty: 
2.9
(Beginner)
Key: C, AmChords
C C         Em Em
Somewhere over the rainbow

F F C C
Way up high

F F C C
And the dreams that you dreamed of

G G Am Am F F
Once in a lullaby


C C Em Em
Somewhere over the rainbow

F F C C
Blue birds fly

F F C C
And the dreams that you dreamed of

G G Am Am F F
Dreams really do come true


C C
Someday I'll wish upon a star

Em Em Am Am F F
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me

C C
Where trouble melts like lemon drops

Em Em Am Am F F
High above the chimney tops is where you'll find me


C C Em Em
Somewhere over the rainbow

F F C C
Bluebirds fly

F F C C
And the dreams that you dare to

G G Am Am F F
Oh why, oh why can't I?


C C
Someday I'll wish upon a star

Em Em Am Am F F
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me

C C
Where trouble melts like lemon drops

Em Em Am Am F F
High above the chimney tops is where you'll find me


C C Em Em
Somewhere over the rainbow

F F C C
Way up high

F F C C
And the dreams that you dare to,

G G Am Am F F
oh why, oh why can't I?


End on C C

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https://open.spotify.com/show/6V2SjU3Jt23vqF66mV20Qm
09 Sep 2021
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luci_an avatar
i love this song :)
13 Aug 2021
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luci_an avatar
i love this song
13 Aug 2021
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sean13350 avatar
thx
24 Jul 2021
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Ashiyomi avatar
DDU UDU (⬇️⬇️⬆️ ⬆️⬇️⬆️)
20 Jul 2021
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loki_sirius avatar
DDUUDU
06 Apr 2021
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sv0987 avatar
⬇⬆✖(глушить) ⬇
29 Mar 2021
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Katzuku avatar
STRUM PATTERNS. WHY IS IT SO HARD TO LIST STRUM PATTERNS.
19 Mar 2021
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gvonbon avatar
Looks like it was clipped from the original medley of Somewhere Over The Rainbow and It's a Wonderful World that Iz played.
11 Mar 2021
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lazarteromina avatar
rasgueo:
⬇️⬇️⬆️⬆️⬇️⬆️
08 Mar 2021
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Anthony_Shh avatar
а каким боем играть нужно?
18 Feb 2021
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Wevita avatar
hahaha définitivement d'accord
08 Feb 2021
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kattiera avatar
Спасибо!
28 Jan 2021
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Karatyus avatar
Forcément un morceau incontournable quand on commence le Ukulélé. Peut être pas la version parfaite mais elle reste simple a prendre en main. Je trouve que le pattern D-DU-UDU fait le taff mais pas super joli en cours de changement de corde. Une idée? Un conseil? Pour info je débute j’ai une semaine d’expérience
02 Jan 2021
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Isshal avatar
I use DDUUDU x2 for each chord
24 Dec 2020
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fieldcode avatar
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Way up high
10 Dec 2020
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Retrograde avatar
Got it! Looking forward to more.
25 Nov 2020
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JaxX avatar
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@WoutC: You can use you're browser's built-in option ;) Print option was removed a few years ago, I'm not sure why.
21 Oct 2020
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WoutC avatar
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How can i print songs
14 Oct 2020
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eedo avatar
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oo
21 Sep 2020
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GabroGames avatar
i use DUxU-UxU for each chord
18 Jul 2020
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elvixb avatar
i highly recommend also playing along a youtube video :) it really helps
10 Jul 2020
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mood avatar
DDUUDU - for every chord x2
:)
03 Jul 2020
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MeganHilly avatar
How can I print this?
19 Jun 2020
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MJ_08 avatar
My strumming pattern is C DUx UDU on each chord
25 May 2020
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Hattifattener avatar
Strum G then use the strum
DU UDU
17 May 2020
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Jschotts11 avatar
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My strumming pattern is D DU UPU x2 on each chord
24 Apr 2020
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Josapr avatar
Ok, so taking cues from some of the other comments and actually watching the video performance, I believe the strumming pattern is as follows: pluck the third string, then DU-DU
21 Apr 2020
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jlew7919 avatar
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Does anyone know how to print this piece of music
08 Apr 2020
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lian768 avatar
Strumming DDUD
24 Mar 2020
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ivann avatar
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great
20 Mar 2020
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Sunny1010 avatar
any idea what key this is in?
01 Mar 2020
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moosey04 avatar
rajah
29 Feb 2020
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Powfu avatar
ouch.
29 Jan 2020
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UseAGuitar avatar
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kiwiqueeen please dont strum DDDDDDD it doesnt sound as good as you think it does.
29 Dec 2019
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kiwiqueeen avatar
for the strumming i literally just to DDDDDDD and improvise and it sounds pretty good so
24 Dec 2019
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UseAGuitar avatar
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ive had a ukulele for less than 2 hours already learned this song and all of the ukulele chords. you have no excuse.
18 Dec 2019
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ultimate_doomer avatar
before singing along just fully master it
13 Nov 2019
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belgoferon avatar
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cuando añado una tablatura a mi songbook. ¿Cómo puedo luego ver mi songbook o imprimirlo?
27 Oct 2019
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CBHUke avatar
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I am mystified - Where is the tablature. Chords aren't tabs. I cannot find a song with tablature
01 Oct 2019
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Louka07 avatar
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Ok, so it's the place where all the Uke community talks ? Why I'm not surprised ?
"D - D - U UDU IT'S NOT DIFFICULT !!!! Stupid monkey guys !"
19 Sep 2019
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savagehoney avatar
too difficult
08 Sep 2019
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topfl avatar
anyone else singing that 'End on C' too?
03 Sep 2019
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jocolat avatar
first rope, UD UDP twice
11 Aug 2019
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ukulelelover123 avatar
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DDU UDU
21 Jun 2019
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kp_2109 avatar
Strumming pattern?
07 Jun 2019
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Mane001 avatar
DDU UDU twice on each chord
20 Apr 2019
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Anolis avatar
boa a cifra, mas faltou a intro
12 Apr 2019
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Swiss_cheese avatar
how do you make your own tabs?
10 Mar 2019
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KotatkoVKosicku avatar
Sub to https://www.youtube.com/user/PewDiePie we are desperate
10 Feb 2019
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_candeponce_ avatar
rasgueo: abajo abajo arriba arriba abajo arriba
30 Jan 2019
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mirzax avatar
D - D U - U D U
24 Jan 2019
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catootje_91 avatar
Strumming pattern: thumb down, up down up index finger, mute, up down up and so on
23 Jan 2019
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Alwia12 avatar
jakie bicie?
17 Jan 2019
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HZs319 avatar
I play DDU
15 Jan 2019
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candelaria12 avatar
rasgueo?
11 Jan 2019
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kurakamii avatar
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i use DDUUDU for entire song
08 Dec 2018
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FrizBob avatar
For strumming pattern i play dud dud !
For Am and F I play just dud once!
10 Nov 2018
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danieltd avatar
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Alguien sabe el rasgueo?
09 Aug 2018
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madic35 avatar
why have ALL SONGS XXXX? i am a pro member and i don't had this problem before!
19 May 2018
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BKS157 avatar
Intro: C Em F C F G Am F
strumming: D - D U - U D U
23 Mar 2018
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pepsicat avatar
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This is kinda hard to sing tho
19 Mar 2018
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Poitouforever avatar
magnifique mais il manque les accords de l'intro
17 Mar 2018
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SOTR avatar
There is not RUN to click on.
16 Mar 2018
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ivann avatar
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woooow
20 Feb 2018
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ivann avatar
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99 likes for this tab
19 Feb 2018
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ivann avatar
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awesome app
19 Feb 2018
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ivann avatar
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hi guys
19 Feb 2018
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panda2 avatar
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hi I am interested in this
13 Feb 2018
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panda2 avatar
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nice one :)
12 Jan 2018
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panda2 avatar
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Najbolja
11 Jan 2018
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JaxX avatar
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love this song
10 Jan 2018
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ivann avatar
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nice tab
28 Dec 2017
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ivanX avatar
nice tab :)
14 Dec 2017
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ivann avatar
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thanks
06 Dec 2017
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ivann avatar
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thanks
06 Dec 2017
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mproffi3 avatar
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Not exactly Israel's version
09 Aug 2017
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hrvamo avatar
good one
14 Nov 2016
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hrvamo avatar
good one.
14 Nov 2016
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dharmawick avatar
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not the actual one but still good
thanxx
27 Jul 2014
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ukulelekid12 avatar
not the real one
06 Jun 2014
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lunalilove avatar
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You should probably just look for the actual song and try to learn it so that when you play this song, you know where you are at. Believe me, I know what I am saying since I thought the same thing. :) :D
23 Dec 2012
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pableon avatar
whatsup with the Xs in the lyrics ?? how do i get the actual lyrics ?
17 Dec 2012
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lunalilove avatar
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Good song :)
29 Jul 2012
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Hakka avatar
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Amazing patterns, love this song!
28 Jul 2012
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lilyim avatar
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I flip floppin love this song.
17 Jul 2012
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Rachel J avatar
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Strum pattern
29 Jun 2012
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A+always avatar
Wow great tab!!! Really accurate and cool!! :D
07 Mar 2012
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Ukulelegreen avatar
I
16 Nov 2011
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Benpaco avatar
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Great. What are you all talking about, this is right, great, and easy! 10 stars, no question about it. P.S. The strum pattern is plucking the 3rd string then using UDU. It stays the same for all chords. Rock on Nickish, great tabs, I've enjoyed reading through your full catalog. You should come back and do more!
05 Oct 2011
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tyland87 avatar
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its says 4 chords used but they forgot g
14 Jul 2011
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UkesFather avatar
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Why rated down if it's right?

Even if it's a more basic version.

-_- ...FIVE STARS MAN...

:P (and this might be overplayed but it's still a nice song)
03 Jul 2011
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lcpek avatar
DDUUDU AND KEEP REPETING
16 Jun 2011
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ukenerd123 avatar
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nice job!:D 9/10
26 Mar 2011
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smilinglaura avatar
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heey
thanks for the music
but how do u strum it
22 Mar 2011
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JaxX avatar
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it's not my favorite neither.
It was the 1st version of the song published here, that's why this one is so popular.
10 Jan 2011
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Nuglar avatar
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Like cyndietodd, i dont know why this one is so popular. This is the easy, cheap version. Check out Eddy's for the real deal!
09 Jan 2011
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Ola1 avatar
I'm a beginner...How do you know what strum pattern to use?
06 Aug 2010
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Bethyboop avatar
THIS IS AMAZING!!
01 Aug 2010
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monicamoaf avatar
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these lyrics are SO wrong! the chords are perfect, though. :P
08 Mar 2010
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cyndietodd avatar
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Lyrics are wrong. Even if he sang them this way, they are wrong.
01 Jan 2010
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panda2 avatar
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I don't know why this version is so famous here, the most accurate has been tab by Eddy here :
http://www.ukulele-tabs.com/uke-songs/israel-kamakawiwo-ole/somewhere-over-the-rainbow-what-a-wonderful-world-uke-tab-12328.html
25 Nov 2009
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JaxX avatar
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Chords are correct but not at the right place above the lyrics.
19 Aug 2009
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dollsi avatar
I gave it a 9 because the intro and the ending were left out... also the other song that goes w/ it "what a wonderful world" was not included - other than that it is very accurate!!! great job!!
08 Apr 2009
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