"Over the Rainbow"

"Over the Rainbow"

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“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).

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Object Name
sheet music
publishing date
Leo Feist, Inc.
place made
United States: New York, New York
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
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Ruth Mildred Hunter
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1939 exhibit
Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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