Musical Monday: Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland

How about a throwback song for this Musical Monday? We are going all the way back to 1939 for the song Somewhere Over the Rainbow that was written for The Wizard of Oz.

My daughter and I watched this movie recently and it took me back to the first time I saw it as a girl. There have been a few remakes of the movie, but the classic version, in my mind, cannot be improved.

Doesn’t this song make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?

Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
There’s a land that I’ve 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,
High 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?

Word of the Day: impropriety

im·pro·pri·e·ty noun \ˌim-p(r)ə-ˈprī-ə-tē\

: rude or immoral behavior : improper behavior

: a rude or improper quality

: a wrong or immoral act : an improper act

plural im·pro·pri·e·ties

Full Definition of IMPROPRIETY
1:  an improper or indecorous act or remark; especially:  an unacceptable use of a word or of language
2:  the quality or state of being improper


He has a reputation for impropriety.

  1. The judge excused herself from the case to avoid any appearance of impropriety.
  2. She was shocked by the young man’s impropriety.
  3. She was shocked by the impropriety of his behavior.
  4. He has been accused of financial improprieties.


French or Late Latin; French impropriété, from Late Latin improprietat-, improprietas, from Latin improprius

First Known Use: 1607

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