As one of Hollywood's most enduring films, and perhaps the greatest screen adaptation of a novel ever, the 1939 Wizard Of Oz brought the words and story to music, entrenching the songs in popular culture and ensuring their timelessness. With this Ukulele sheet music book, you can learn every song from the hit movie, as well as the bonus hit arrangement of Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.
There were other film adaptations of L. Frank Baum’s book before and after it, but the 1939 version, starring Judy Garland, remains the one where visual imagination and unforgettable songs gave us a definitive version. What 'Yip' Harburg and Harold Arlen created was a film bursting with unforgettable musical sequences, putting their talented songwriting brains together to produce this most famous of musicals. Obviously, a song like Over The Rainbow needs no introduction, winning an Academy Award for resonating with our desire for something better, and becoming especially prescient given the world war about to erupt.
The rest of Harburg & Arlen’s songs for the film are just as evocative, instantly conjuring Dorothy’s legendary journey from Kansas to Oz and back. An absolute pleasure to perform, these songs belie their 75-year vintage and sound as fresh today as they did when audiences were first thrilled to hear them in the cinema, especially when given a fun new sound when played on a Ukulele. In this Wizard Of Oz sheet music song book, every song from the film is included, plus the special arrangement of Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.
Arranged for Ukulele and Voice, each fantastic song includes melody in standard notation, chord boxes and full lyrics. It really is everything you need to invigorate the songs from the film version with a fresh new sound that the Ukulele can provide. You are guaranteed to enjoy performing the famous songs, and you'll love discovering the more unfamiliar ones if you don't already know them by heart! Because of the nature of these songs, they'll never go out of fashion, so these songs reinterpreted for the Uke is guaranteed to always be a crowd-pleaser.
If you've ever wanted to learn Over The Rainbow note for note, or play an inspired take on the ensemble song We're Off To See The Wizard, look no further than this Wizard Of Oz sheet music song book, arranged for Ukulele.
Full Song List:
Over The Rainbow
Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are/It Really Was No Miracle
Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead
Lullaby League/Lollipop Guild/We Welcome You To Munchkinland
Follow The Yellow Brick Road/You're Off To See The Wizard
If I Only Had A Brain
If I Only Had A Heart
If I Only Had The Nerve/We're Off To See The Wizard
Optimistic Voices (You're Out Of The Woods)
The Merry Old Land Of Oz
If I Were King Of The Forest
Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World [Israel Kamakawiwo'ole]