What a Wonderful World

A Wonderful World showed up in my in box, an old favorite. Here are the words.

What a Wonderful World by Louis “Sachmo” Armstrong

I see trees of green,  red roses too
I see ’em bloom,  for me and for you
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue,   clouds of white
Bright blessed days,  dark sacred nights
And I think to myself,  what a wonderful world.

The colors of a rainbow, so pretty, in the sky
Are also on the faces, of people, going by
I see friends shaking hands, sayin’ how do you do
They’re really sayin’, I love you.

I hear babies cry, I watch them grow
They’ll learn much more, than I’ll ever know
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself, what a wonderful world

[longer version has an instrumental break, then repeats the last 2 verses]

Ooooohhhh Yeah!

From 1968, on BBC TV:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnRqYMTpXHc

(he says ‘ever know’ in this one, ‘never know’ in the folllowing)

The better known recording from later, with an intro:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRqJUtqDrbM

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4 Responses to What a Wonderful World

  1. museditions says:

    Oooohhh Yeah! That third stanza always gets me. This song is a musical hug!

  2. Louise says:

    I know of this song, have listened to it many times, but only just now really heard it – thanks for this gentle reminder – we are so fortunate for our lives, to experience this wonderful world.

  3. Davidya says:

    It is only for us to see…

    I feel it in my fingers
    I feel it in my toes
    The love that’s all around me
    And so the feeling grows

    It’s written on the wind
    It’s everywhere I go
    So if you really love me
    Come on and let it show

    You know I love you, I always will
    My mind’s made up by the way that I feel
    There’s no beginning, there’ll be no end
    ‘Cause on my love you can depend…

    What’s even better – deep love is much more than this. It does not end, it requires no object nor response, and we stand in an ocean of it. It is only for us to allow.

  4. Shadowduck says:

    Totally with you on Louis Armstrong – What A wonderful World is one of my favourite songs. On the CD I have it closely follows this one…

    We have all the time in the world
    Time enough for life to unfold
    All the precious things love has in store

    We have all the love in the world
    If that’s all we have, you will find
    We need nothing more

    Every step of the way
    Will find us
    With the cares of the world
    Far behind us

    We have all the time in the world
    Just for love
    Nothing more, nothing less
    Only love

    Every step of the way
    Will find us
    With the cares of the world
    Far behind us
    Yes

    We have all the time in the world
    Just for love
    Nothing more, nothing less
    Only love

    Only love

    Aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh……..

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