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What A Wonderful World Chords

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Michael Buble sings it in Eb, though originally pinned in F. The chords are written correctly above where they should be played, indicating when to sing behind the beat and when not to. The chording style lets a trio use the same lead sheet, including slashed , "/", chords where the guitar can play the first chord and the bass can play the second note, and the piano both. Though somewhat simplified from Buble's Big Band arrangement, the augmented, diminished, major 7ths, and the split chords, along with the singing behind the beat sometimes makes this an advanced piece. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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[Link] https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=61zsUcnKAKs&spfreload=10
Written by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele for Louis Armstrong
Performed by Michael Buble
Capo 1st fret

[Intro]
D D+5  GM7  A7


[Verse 1]

     D          F#m   G          F#m
I see  trees of green, red roses too
Em7         D     F#7         Bm
 I see them bloom, for me and you,                  
      Bb             Em7/A    A7        D  D+5 GM7 A7 
And I think to myself, What a wonderful world.


[Verse 2]

     D          F#m   G              F#m
I see  skies of blue,  and clouds of white,
   Em7               D       F#7           Bm
The  bright bles-sed day, the  dark sacred night,
      Bb             Em7/A     A7        D    G6 D 
And I think to myself,  What a wonderful world 


[Chorus]

    A7                        D
The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
    A7                   D
Are also on the faces of people goin' by
      Bm              F#m             Bm         F#m
I see friends shaking hands, saying, "How do you do?"   
Em             C#dim7  Em7 F#9  Em7/A  A7
They're really saying, "I  love yoo----u."  


[Instrumental Break]
 
 | D   | F#m   | G     | F#m
 | Em7 | D     | F#7   | Bm         
 | Bb  | Em7/A | A7    | D   D+5  GM7


[Chorus]

    A7                        D
The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
    A7                   D
Are also on the faces of people goin' by
      Bm              F#m             Bm         F#m
I see friends shaking hands, saying, "How do you do?"   
Em             C#dim7  Em7 F#9  Em7/A  A7
They're really saying, "I  love yoo----u."


[Verse 3]

      D       F#m  G             F#m
I hear babies cry,  I watch them grow
Em7                 D    F#7              Bm
 They'll learn much more,  than I'll ever know,
     Bb               Em       A7        D  F#dim7 B7
And I  think to myself, what a wonderful world


[Tag]

      Em7            Em7/A    A7b9      D  G6 D DM7
Yes I think to myself, what a wonderful world.


Em7/A  = A11
GM7    = Gmaj7
D+5    = Daug
G6     = Em7/G
C#dim7 = F#9/C#
F#dim7 = Am/F#
A7b9   = F#dim/A
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joeleugene544 264 Nov 04, 2016 02:21 AM, edited at 02:38 am

Thanks, Mendace,Could you tell that I worked all afternoon on getting it right? I have to teach this to a new guitar player I will be jamming with on Saturday. Thanks again. I'll try not to shoot myself in the foot anymore.
I just noticed something. I think you changed the A7b9. That is supposed to be a flattened 9th, not an added 9th. Should I use A7-9?
It now reads G#79. Can you change it back or fix it somehow? And the equivalent should be A#dim7/A. Of course the A#dim7 is really the same chord as C#dim7, or Edim7, and Gdim7, just voiced different with the root note selection.

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joeleugene544 264 Nov 04, 2016 02:42 AM

It's late. I'll look again tomorrow. But I think I like it the way it was with the A7flattened9.

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