What A Wonderful World - Song Information & Lyrics

  • Written in 1967 by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss
  • Recorded by Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong (born Daniel Louis Armstrong 8/4/1901 in New Orleans)
  • Armstrong was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1990 as a forefather of rock music
  • Satchmo dies of heart failure 7/6/71 at the age of 69
  • In 1967 the song hit #12 on the Adult Contemporary charts
  • It re-entered and peaked on the Top 40 charts in 1988 at #32, following a renewed interest in the song owing to it's inclusion in the movie "Good Morning Vietnam" that starred Robin Williams
  • "What A Wonderful World" is extremely popular as a first dance, father daughter dance, or mother son dance at weddings, as you can tell from the lyrics below

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Song Lyrics - What A Wonderful World

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 cry, 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.
Oh yeah...

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Note that the lyrics posted here are those as interpreted and performed by The Oracle Band. In a few cases we have taken some liberties with the lyrics to make them more appropriate for tasteful gatherings. Their use here is intended as an aid for people in selecting music for their wedding reception or private party, and may not be reproduced for any commercial, for-profit use.

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