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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

"What a Wonderful World"

The most famous version of this beautiful song is the one by Louis Armstrong, but I used Eva Cassidy's version for our gap-fill exercise. Below: Louis Armstrong, followed by Eva Cassidy. Then: the texts.


What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong from noktasat on Vimeo.

Louis Armstrong's version: Amazon.com audio track purchase link




What a Wonderful World - Eva Cassidy from Kevin on Vimeo.

Eva Cassidy's version: Amazon.com audio track purchase link



The song is by George David Weiss, George Douglas, Bob Thiele

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'
Oh, yeah

Eva Cassidy rearranges the song (transcribed from a live performance):

I see trees that are green, red roses, too
I watch them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself 'what a wonderful world'

I hear babies cry, I watch them grow
And they'll learn much more than I'll ever know
And I think to myself 'oh what a wonderful world'

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of the people passing by
I see friends shaking hands saying 'how do you do'
But they're really saying 'I love you'

I see trees that are green and red roses, too
I watch them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself 'oh what a wonderful world'

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of the people passing by
I see friends shaking hands saying 'how do you do'
But they're really saying 'I love you'

I see trees of green and red roses, too
I watch them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself 'what a wonderful world'
I think to myself 'ooh what a wonderful world'

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