Over the Rainbow free piano sheet music by Judy Garland
About the song
"Over the Rainbow" is a classic song originally written by Harold Arlen and lyricist E.Y. Harburg.
The song was specifically designed for the movie "The Wizard of Oz" from 1939, a movie in which Judy Garland starred as Dorothy Gale. Judy sung the song and it became a standard signature song for the famous actress.
A great musical influence globally, this song has been ranked at the top of the RIAA "Songs of the Century" list, getting the title of "greatest movie song" by the American Film Institute. The song’s emotions have passed the musical area and went on to become the symbol of the USA in World War II, being sung by Judy Garland at an army performance.
In the movie, the song appears after five minutes, when Dorothy asks herself where to go to be free and then starts singing alongside her dog, Toto. Initially deleted from the movie, part of the song is played at the beginning by the MGM orchestra. With lyrics reinterpreted and reused by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Doris Day, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Norma Waterson and others, the song has parts that are sometimes left out, such as a first verse or a second bridge, Pink being one of the artists that sung it with the introduction included.
"Over the Rainbow" has been intensely covered all around the world, by artists such as Glenn Miller and Bob Crosby, both ranking top 2 with their respective versions, also by Jerry Lee Lewis, Matchbox, Cliff Richard, Jeff Beck, Chiara and many others. The song has also reappeared in other movies, such as "I Wake Up Screaming", "The Philadelphia Story", "Sweet Bird of Youth", "Dr Phibes Rises Again", "Sleepless in Seattle", "You’ve Got Mail", "Third Finger, Left Hand", "Little Voice" and others.
A great song that has become a standard in today’s music, Judy Garland’s version of "Over the Rainbow" is now available as a piano sheet for free down below.
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|Album:||The Wizard of Oz. Movie Soundtrack|
|Writers:||E.Y. Harburg (lyrics), Harold Arlen (music)|