Sheet Music, "Over the Rainbow"

Description (Brief)
“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.” E.Y.”Yip”Harbug’s hopeful lyrics made “Over the Rainbow” from the film The Wizard of Oz an instant favorite with 1939 audiences. The song, composed by Harold Arlen, quickly became a national standard and the signature ballad of the film’s star, Judy Garland (1922–1969).
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
date made
Leo Feist, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 11 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in; 29.21 cm x 21.59 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
1939 exhibit
Popular Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
1939 exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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