Loop Me In

It’s the kind of music I wouldn’t mind being perpetually looped in.

Keep me in its continuous playback, and never ever stop the playback device please… even when I die.

Thanks to RoundMidnightTV for posting the music video on YouTube.

What a Wonderful World” [1970 Spoken Introduction Version] along with Oliver Nelson’s Orchestra is a song written by Bob Thiele (as George Douglas) and George David Weiss. It was first recorded by Louis Armstrong and released as a single in 1968. Thiele and Weiss were both prominent in the music world (Thiele as a producer and Weiss as a composer/performer). Armstrong’s recording was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. Intended as an antidote for the increasingly racially and politically charged climate of everyday life in the United States, the song also has a hopeful, optimistic tone with regard to the future, with reference to babies being born into the world and having much to look forward to. The song was initially offered to Tony Bennett, who turned it down. Thereafter, it was offered to Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, who was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana.

          “Some of you young folks been saying to me
          “Hey Pops, what you mean ‘What a wonderful world’?

          How about all them wars all over the place?
          You call them wonderful?

          And how about hunger and pollution?
          They ain’t so wonderful either.”

          Well how about listening to old Pops for a minute.
          Seems to me, it ain’t the world that’s so bad
          but what we’re doin’ to it.

          And all I’m saying is see what a wonderful world
          It would be if only we’d give it a chance.
          Love baby, love. That’s the secret, yeah.
          If lots more of us loved each other
          We’d solve lots more problems.
          And then this world would be gasser.

          That’s wha’ ol’ Pops keeps saying.”

          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, 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, sayin’, “How do you do?”
          They’re really sayin’, “I love you”

          I hear babies cryin’, 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
          Oh yeah!

Thank you, Louis, for being a wonderful man in a wonderful world. Oh, yeah!

Nehru Quote re Wonderful World

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