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).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
date made
1939
maker
Leo Feist, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
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
1986.0021.28
catalog number
1986.0021.28
accession number
1986.0021
subject
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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