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The Story Behind Somewhere over the Rainbow (2)

Just before her dream takes her to Oz, “Over the Rainbow” captures Dorothy in the depths of loneliness and longing, wishing for pretty things, rainbows, and lemon drops—basically, she’d like to be anywhere but Kansas. There was also a subtext to Dorothy’s Kansas lament that was especially relevant to the late 1930s.

Why ‘Over the Rainbow’ takes us to a magical, musical place

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