What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

What do you think?

“What A Wonderful World” was released in 1967. It is an optimistic song of gratitude. It was written in the tumultuous times of the 1960’s during the midst of the Vietnam war and civil and racial unrest in the USA. 

I love this quote from Louis Armstrong. He said “Some of you young folks been saying to me: ‘Hey, Pops – what do you mean, what a wonderful world? How about all them wars all over the place, you call them wonderful?’ …But how about listening to old Pops for a minute?  Seems to me it ain’t the world that’s so bad but what we’re doing to it, and all I’m saying is: see what a wonderful world it would be if only we’d give it a chance.  Love, baby, love.  That’s the secret…”

Reference: The Pop History Dig 

Lyrics

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
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 going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They’re really saying I love you
I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They’ll learn much more than I’ll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world
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Songwriters: George Douglas / George David Weiss / Bob Thiele
What a Wonderful World lyrics © Carlin America Inc, BMG Rights Management US, LLC, Imagem Music Inc
 

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