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What A Wonderful World Chords

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The hopeful and optimistic tone through out the song
engages listeners to look forward to the future.
Actually, the song was initially offered
to Tony Bennett, who turned it down.

Capo on 5th Fret


[Verse 1]
       C        Em     Am        Em
I see trees of green, red roses too
Dm         C       E7         Am     
I see them bloom, for me and you,
      F                G                C     G
And I think to myself, What a wonderful world.


[Verse 2]
      C        Em        Am        Em
I see skies of blue and clouds of white,
Dm                 C        E7           Am
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night,
      F                G                C
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world


[Bridge]
    G                          C
The colours of a rainbow are so pretty in the sky
G                       C
Are also on the faces of people going by
        Am             Em          Am         Em
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
Am             Em    Dm   C   G
They’re really saying I love you.


[Verse 4]
       C      Em     Am           Em
I hear babies cry, I watch them grow
Dm              C             E7        Am
They'll learn much more than I'll ever know,
      F                G               C
And I think to myself what a wonderful world

      F                G                C
Yes I think to myself, what a wonderful world.
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Warren Dean wrote on August 27 2011, 05:25 pm

I found that using Capo at 3rd fret is better? Otherwise great tab!!

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Bosvruchty wrote on January 20 2012, 12:42 pm

Hi! I simply love this song, thanks for adding the tabs! But I would recommend to use the

dm
instead of the
c
in verse 3, last sentence. It sounds much better in my opinion!

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krm27 wrote on June 11 2012, 06:51 pm

I agree that Dm sounds better in 3rd "verse", last sentence, in place of C.

I think of this "verse 3" as a bridge, not a verse, since the chord progression is distinct from the other verses. So I write it out with three verses and a bridge between verse 2 and 3. But I'm pretty new, so I don't know if that's technically correct or not.

But, apart from nitpicking, great work, as I really like the ease of this version. I play it w/o capo at all, and I use this version when I play my simple version of the Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World fusion song by Israel whatshisname.

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