What A Wonderful World Versions

"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
Bright blessed days... dark sacred nights
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... 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 never know
And I think to myself... What a wonderful world

Yeah... I think to myself... What a wonderful world"

-lyrics of the original song-

This song "What A Wonderful World", is the original of the great Louis Armstrong, was edited in 1967 and was written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss.

"What A Wonderful World" is a song full of optimism and melancholy with many versions of many artist like Joey Ramone, B.B King, Celine Dion, Rod Steward, and more.

Joey Ramone made this version in 2002 included in his album "Don't worry about me". Ramone gives to the song a very funny felling and a very Ramones sound.

This version of Stephen Bennett, is unplugged and without a doubt a jewel. Was played at the 3rd Annual International Harp Guitar Gathering. A good option for a Spring afternoon. I hope you like it.

-Emma Alvarez-

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José said...

Hi Emma and dear readers,

Kenny G. is another interpreter of this timeless music.
Not so well known is a medley by the artist Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, that goes by the name of "Somewhere over the rainbow - what a wonderful world", from the album "Facing the future" (or Facing Future, not sure).
I got to know this song through a commercial spot here in Portugal.

Kind regards,


Ion said...

What a wonderful song :)

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