Eva / Louis: What a wonderful world

My favorite rendition of this classic of 1967/68 is Eva Cassidy’s last performance at the Bayou. Did you know the message was political? I was thinking of her music this past weekend, when we had the second half of our intercultural train the trainer course with Judith Mader and Rudi Camerer of ELC, and I presented the local culture of Washington, DC featuring Eva Cassidy and Chuck Brown.

What A Wonderful World
by Bob Thiele, George David Weiss
first recorded by Louis Armstrong, released 1967

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 colors 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 never know
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

The colors 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
They’ll learn much more
Than I’ll ever know
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself, what a wonderful world.

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Anne

Teaching English for business communication skills, writing online for learners, translating, sailing whenever I can, from Washington, D.C.

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