Harmonica Tab: Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland

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Learn to play Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland on your harmonica, the tab is below.

Song facts: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” is considered as Judy Garland’s signature song. The song was very nearly deleted from the film The Wizard Of Oz because the producer thought it didn’t sound like a song ‘for a little girl singing in a barnyard’.

Harmonica type: diatonic

Listen to the song:

Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland (for diatonic harmonica)

4 7 -7 6 -6 -7 7

4 -6 6

4 -6 6

5 -5 6 -6

-4 -3 4 -4 5 4

 

6 5 6 5 6 5 6 5

6 -5 6 -5

6 -5 6 -5 6 -6 -7

6 5 6 5 6 5 6 5

 

6 -5 6 -5 6 -5 6 -5

6 -5 6 -6 -7

4 7 -7 6 -6 -7 7

4 -6 6

5 -6 5 4 -4 5 -5

-4 -3 4 5 4

 

6 5 6 5 6 5 6 5

6 -5 6 -5 6

-5 6 -6 -7 7

Comments (9)

  • peter almeroth

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    aloha jp,
    hope all is well with you & your family.
    great tunes…
    judy garland’s ‘over the rainbow’ is a favorite of mine.
    here is a minor correction to the version on the website.

    the 4th line from the bottom reads:
    -4 -3 4 5 4
    why, then why, can’t i ?

    should be:
    -4 -3 4 -4 5 4
    why, then OH why, can’t i ?

    i got this from the score of ‘wizard of oz’ AND listening to judy’s youtube version.
    thanks,
    peter.

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    • Glenn Naylor

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      Thanks Peter.

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  • Tom West

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    When I saw the movie australia there was a man playing harmonica and somewhere over the rainbow was the song. Ever since I had thought how neat it would be to learn to play harmonica. I had played keyboard and drums and guitar and thought why haven’t I picked up harmonica. So, I told my wife and bless her heart she bought me a hormanica for valentines day. Less than a week ago. I got on line and found JP and hamonica academy which both our excellent sites. My progress has been amazing of course I practice alot. I am retired and have plenty of time to spare.
    I received a e-mail for jp with this link. Was I happy to see the song I had wanted to learn. I still have a long way to go but plenty of time to get there. I just wanted to say thanks.. It is wonderful to see people share music, lessons and support. It’s great to see the enthusiasm that jp shows whether are not you purchase from him or not. He really seems like a geat guy.

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  • Tom West

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    Sorry JP I didn’t realize this was you site until I had submitted my comment. I would have phrased the wording a little different. You are a great guy tho.

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  • Wayne (Sonny Boy)

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    Interesting that this is the one song I have been working on. I played it on my Echo and have been working to perfect it on my Suzuki ProMaster. Trying hard to learn bending on the Suzuki. J P Allen keeps mentioning the Special 20 and it makes me wonder if that is what I should have bought. A little late now though. The bending is a challenge. But, I’m not too interested in playing blues. However, sharps and flats are a problem when it comes to playing some songs.
    Wayne

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    • JP Allen

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      That’s also a fine instrument. I find bending a bit easier on the Special 20 though. jp

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  • Johnny

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    Great site#

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  • Henry

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    My hohner model 2 does not hit all the specific notes needed for this song or bend like the user above. So does anyone have any good recommendations for the new harmonica I should buy?

    Thanks JP, love the site

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