”Ovan regnbågen” Original ”Over The Rainbow” is a ballad by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Yip Harburg. It was written for the 1939 film ”The Wizard of Oz”, in which it was sung by actress Judy Garland.
About five minutes into the film, Dorothy sings the song after failing to get Aunt Em, Uncle Henry and the farmhands to listen to her story of an unpleasant incident involving her dog, Toto and the town spinster, Miss Gulch (Margaret Hamilton). Aunt Em tells her to ”find yourself a place where you won’t get into any trouble”. This prompts her to walk off by herself, musing to Toto, ”Someplace where there isn’t any trouble. Do you suppose there is such a place, Toto? There must be. It’s not a place you can get to by a boat, or a train. It’s far, far away. Behind the moon, beyond the rain”, at which point she begins singing.