“IZ” Lives…

1 Oct

In the summer of 1997, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole , by then one of the most beloved singers in the history of Hawaiian music, died of respiratory failure. He was 38 — and just beginning to see the huge success of “Over the Rainbow.”

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Someday, I 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.

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