Songs From the Wizard of Oz (1939 Film): Over the Rainbow, Ding-Dong! the Witch Is Dead, if I Only Had a Brain, the Jitterbug Books LLC

ISBN: 9781157138105

Published: May 28th 2010

Paperback

32 pages


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Songs From the Wizard of Oz (1939 Film): Over the Rainbow, Ding-Dong! the Witch Is Dead, if I Only Had a Brain, the Jitterbug  by  Books LLC

Songs From the Wizard of Oz (1939 Film): Over the Rainbow, Ding-Dong! the Witch Is Dead, if I Only Had a Brain, the Jitterbug by Books LLC
May 28th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 32 pages | ISBN: 9781157138105 | 3.48 Mb

Commentary (music and lyrics not included). Chapters: Over the Rainbow, Ding-Dong the Witch Is Dead, if I Only Had a Brain, the Jitterbug, Were Off to See the Wizard, if I Were King of the Forest, Optimistic Voices, the Merry Old Land of Oz. Source:MoreCommentary (music and lyrics not included). Chapters: Over the Rainbow, Ding-Dong the Witch Is Dead, if I Only Had a Brain, the Jitterbug, Were Off to See the Wizard, if I Were King of the Forest, Optimistic Voices, the Merry Old Land of Oz.

Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 31. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Over the Rainbow (often referred to as Somewhere over the Rainbow) is a classic ballad song with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. It was written for the movie The Wizard of Oz, and was sung by Judy Garland in that movie.

Over time it would become Garlands signature song. In the film, part of the song is played by the MGM orchestra over the opening credits. About 5 minutes later, Garland, in the role of Dorothy Gale, sings Over the Rainbow after unsuccessfully trying to get her aunt and uncle to listen to her regarding an unpleasant incident involving Dorothys dog Toto and the nasty spinster Miss Gulch, whom Toto bit after she struck him with a rake. Dorothys Aunt Em tells her to find a place where you wont get yourself into any trouble, prompting the girl to walk off by herself and sing the song.

The song is number one of the Songs of the Century list compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts. The American Film Institute also ranked Over the Rainbow the greatest movie song of all time on the list of AFIs 100 Years...100 Songs. It was adopted (along with Irving Berlins White Christmas) by American troops in Europe in World War II as a symbol of the United States. In April 2005, the United States Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp recognizing lyricist Yip Harburgs accomplishments.

The stamp pictures the opening lyric from Over the Rainbow. Ella Fitzgerald included her rendition of t...http: //booksllc.net/?id=475235



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