Sing Along: What a wonderful world | india | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Dec 06, 2016-Tuesday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Sing Along: What a wonderful world

india Updated: Aug 28, 2006 11:58 IST

None
Highlight Story

What a wonderful world
Louis Armstrong

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them 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 colours of a 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 cry,
I watch them grow,
They’ll learn much more,
Than I’ll ever know,
And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world

The colours of a rainbow,
So pretty in the sky,
Are there 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 cry,
I watch them grow,
You know their gonna learn,
A whole lot more
Than I’ll ever know,
And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.


Sound bytes
What a Wonderful World was written by songwriters Bob Thiele and George David Weiss, first performed by Louis Armstrong, and released as a single in early 1968. Intended as an antidote for the increasingly racially and politically charged climate in the US, the song details the singer’s delight in the simple enjoyment of everyday life.
The song gradually became something of a standard and reached a new level of popularity when it was included in the soundtrack for the film Good Morning, Vietnam in the year 1987.

tags