Sunday, September 22, 2013

Song for Sunday: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

I have a childhood memory of watching The Wizard of Oz every spring.

For the sixtieth anniversary of the movie, they came out with a digitally remastered version. It was amazing to see it on the big screen for the first time. So much detail and color.

Now for the 75th anniversary, there is an IMAX 3D version of the classic. Jordan's review: "Bbbbiiggg." Again, the detail was amazing. There were things we could see that were barely visible on the TV.

The quintessential Wizard of Oz song is Somewhere over the Rainbow, so that's today's Song for Sunday. The first verse was not included in the film.

When all the world is a hopeless jumble
And the raindrops tumble all around
Heaven opens a magic lane

When all the clouds darken up the skyway
There's a rainbow highway to be found
Leading from your windowpane

To a place behind the sun
Just a step beyond the rain

Somewhere, over the rainbow
Way up high
There's a land that I heared of
Once in a lullabye

Somewhere, over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true

Some day 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
Blue birds 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?
               ~E.Y. Harburg. Music by Harold Arlen.

Fun and memories!

What is your favorite silver screen moment?


  1. One of my favorite childhood films is Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

  2. Love the song and have the dvd as well An all time fav family weekend movie night :-)
    Another fav of ours is the awesome and fabulous "Danny Kay"

  3. My all time favorite childhood movie is the Wizard of Oz. Is saw part of the "digitally enhanced" version on TV and thought "Wow! Look at all that color." I would love to see it on the big screen but I know I do not want to see a 3-D version. (That's just wrong). So I guess I'll stick with the television.