Here are the guitar chords to Somewhere Over the Rainbow, as performed by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. It is in key of G, and will require a capo on the 5th fret. I've placed the chords over the lyrics so you can get the phrasing down.

  • G
  • D
  • Em
  • C
  • Em7
  • B7

And here are the guitar chord charts

The strum pattern to Somewhere over the rainbow can be a down, down, up, down, up, but feel free to change it up to suit the melody. This is a great song to have under your belt as a player, enjoy!

Intro

G D C G Ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo... C B7 Em C Ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo...

Chorus

G D Somewhere over the rainbow, C G Way up high C G There's a land that I heard of, D Em C Once in a lullaby G D Oh, somewhere over the rainbow C G Skies are blue C G And the dreams that you dare to dream D Em C Really do come true

Verse

G Someday I'll wish upon a star D Em C Wake up where the clouds are far behind me G Where trouble melts like lemon drops D High above the chimney tops Em C That's where you'll find me

Chorus

G D Oh, somewhere over the rainbow C G Blue birds fly C G Birds fly over the rainbow D Em C Why then, oh why can't I...

Verse

G Someday I'll wish upon a star D Em C Wake up where the clouds are far behind me G Where trouble melts like lemon drops D High above the chimney tops Em C That's where you'll find me

Chorus

G D Ohh, somewhere over the rainbow C G Way up high C G And the dream that you dare to D Em C Why oh why can't I...

Outro

G D C G Oooo, oooo, oooo, oooo... C B7 Em C G Oooo, oooo, oooo, oooo...