Somewhere Over The Rainbow Song

This is Somewhere Over The Rainbow song for kids. This lullaby is also known as “Over the Rainbow”. It is a ballad written by Yip Harburg. And the music was provided by Harold Arlen. This was written for the movie Wizard of Oz. Judy Garland sang this song in her role as Dorothy Cole. This song instantly became popular and set many records.

In the most recent times, this song has been used as a lullaby for young children. The soft melody and the slow music let the child fall asleep peacefully. Here you go!

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Song


Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high

There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby

Somewhere, over the rainbow, skies are blue

And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true

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

Somewhere over the rainbow, bluebirds fly

Birds fly over the rainbow

Why then, oh why can’t I?

If happy little bluebirds fly

Beyond the rainbow

Why, oh why, can’t I?


This lullaby talks about a dreamland, that seems unreal. The place is said to be above a rainbow. And the singer heard about this magical land once in a lullaby. In the next lines, the singer sings that somewhere above the rainbow, the skies a blue. And there, the dreams come true. The singer stresses on dreams coming true.

In the next stanza, the singer sings that some day, the singer will wish upon a star. Then the singer will wake up with the clouds far behind him. And there, all the troubles would melt away. The troubles would melt away like lemon drops. Then the singer says that above the chimney tops, is where he will be found. Also, read Hush Little Baby Song.

Then the singer sings, that somewhere over a rainbow, bluebirds fly. The same birds fly over the rainbow. And if the bluebirds can fly, why can’t he too? The singer concludes the song by saying that if the bluebirds can be happy. And if those blue birds could fly over a rainbow. Then why, why couldn’t he?