“What a Wonderful World”

Happy Thursday! 🙂

Thanksgiving is only a couple weeks away! 😮 Thanksgiving is an important time for one to think of all the things that she/he has to be thankful for.

This week, I wanted to write about a song about being thankful that I absolutely LOVE, “What a Wonderful World.”

The first time I heard “What a Wonderful World” performed by Louis Armstrong, I was completely moved to say the least.

Every time I hear Armstrong performing this song, I get the goosebumps, and tears form in my eyes. The way the beautiful lyrics dance with Armstrong’s beautiful voice is something that is difficult to describe. ❤

Although I heard other renditions of this song, none compared to Armstrong’s version. However, that was until I heard this version:

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole‘s version of this song also immensely moves me. Although Kamakawiwo’ole and Armstrong have very different styles and very different voices, both songs express gratitude with such passion and great beauty.

In case you have not carefully thought about what this song is actually saying, here are the lyrics to the beautiful, “What a Wonderful World”:

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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
What are your favorite songs about gratitude?

2 thoughts on ““What a Wonderful World”

  1. I love this song too! We brought a Louis Armstrong CD to Michael’s birth and this was the first song we played for him 🙂

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