In the song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow '' by Israel Kamakawiwo what...?

In the song "Somewhere over the Rainbow"/What a beauitful world by

Israel Kamakawiwo in the recording before he starts singing "oooo" - he says something hawaiin. What is he saying?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It's not Hawaiin (unless you mean pidgen)

    He says " OK this one's for Gabby."

    according to several lyrics websites.

    below is a link to a very nice "Braduh Iz" tribute site with lots of Hawaiian lyrics & their translation.

  • OK this one's for Gabby

    Ooooo oooooo ohoohohoo

    Ooooo ohooohoo oooohoo

    Ooooo ohoohooo oohoooo

    Oohooo oohoooho ooooho

    Ooooo oooooo oooooo

    Ooooo oooooo oooooo

    Somewhere over the rainbow

    Way up high

    And the dreams that you dreamed of

    Once in a lullaby ii ii iii

    Somewhere over the rainbow

    Blue birds fly

    And the dreams that you dreamed of

    Dreams really do come true ooh ooooh

    Someday I'll wish upon a star

    Wake up where the clouds are far behind me ee ee eeh

    Where trouble melts like lemon drops

    High above the chimney tops thats where you'll find me oh

    Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly

    And the dream that you dare to,why, oh why can't I? i iiii

    Well I see trees of green and

    Red roses too,

    I'll watch them bloom for me and you

    And I think to myself

    What a wonderful world

    Well I see skies of blue and I see clouds of white

    And the brightness of day

    I like the dark and I think to myself

    What a wonderful world

    The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky

    Are also on the faces of people passing by

    I see friends shaking hands

    Saying, "How do you do?"

    They're really saying, I...I love you

    I hear babies cry and I watch them grow,

    They'll learn much more

    Than we'll know

    And I think to myself

    What a wonderful world (w)oohoorld

    Someday I'll wish upon a star,

    Wake up where the clouds are far behind me

    Where trouble melts like lemon drops

    High above the chimney top that's where you'll find me

    Oh, Somewhere over the rainbow way up high

    And the dream that you dare to, why, oh why can't I? I hiii ?

    Ooooo oooooo oooooo

    Ooooo oooooo oooooo

    Ooooo oooooo oooooo

    Ooooo oooooo oooooo

    Ooooo oooooo oooooo

    Ooooo oooooo oooooo

  • 6 years ago

    sadly, while I love this song and the guy IZ,.. and the whole thing,...

    he has the words ll messed up,...

    the words tell a story the right way,... it's a jumbled mess the way he sings it here,..

    no real biggie cept people are singin it the way he does,

    I sing it right, but no where near as beauitful as he does it,..

    may he rest in peace,...!!! ...!!!

  • Debs
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    He is saying "O.K. this one's for Gabby." You do know that Brother IZ passed on. Gabby was one of his hawaiian best friends. Gabby is another singer-entertainer in Hawaii. We all missed Brother IZ terribly and his beautiful singing voice. He was and still is a great guy in many hearts to stay. So glad to know that you enjoy his music. God bless you & ALOHA NUI LOA.

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  • 1 decade ago

    If you listen very carefully, you'll hear him say "OK, This one's for Gabby"- not exactly Hawaiian, but that's what he says. Hope this helps.

  • 1 decade ago

    It is a hawaiian prayer I think.

    Source(s): The Society of Seven mentioned it in Wakiki.
  • 1 decade ago

    i think its a prayer to the rainbow?

  • 1 decade ago

    He is saying

    "I don't believe I have to sing this stupid song, yet again"

    LOL really though I have no idea

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