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What A Wonderful World (ver. 9) by Louis Armstrong - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
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"Wonderful World" (sometimes referred to as "(What a) Wonderful World", but unrelated to the Louis Armstrong song by that title) was written in the late 1950s by soul music pioneer Sam Cooke along with songwriters Lou Adler and Herb Alpert, although at first attributed to the pseudonym Barbara Campbell which was the maiden name of Cooke's mother, and first recorded by Cooke in 1959 for Cooke's self-titled debut album. The song was released as a single in 1960, reaching #12 in the US and #27 in the UK. A bouncy love song, the lyrics have the singer disavowing any knowledge gained from books (the song is often referred to informally by its first line, "Don't know much about history"), but affirming the object of his affection "but I do know that I love you". Herman's Hermits had major hit with an uptempo version of the song (omitting one verse) in the mid-1960s, which reached #4 in the U.S. and #7.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
Louis Armstrong (4 August 1901 July 6; 1971); nicknamed Satchmo or Sachimo and Pops; was an American jazz trumpeter and singer.Coming to prominence in the 20s as an innovative cornet and trumpet virtuoso; Armstrong was a foundational influence on jazz; shifting the music-s focus from collective improvisation to solo performers. With his distinctive gravelly voice; Armstrong was an influential singer; demonstrating great dexterity as an improviser; bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes. He was also greatly skilled at scat singing; or wordless vocalizing. "Wonderful World" (sometimes referred to as "(What a) Wonderful World", but unrelated to the Louis Armstrong song by that title) was written in the late 1950s by soul music pioneer Sam Cooke along with songwriters Lou Adler and Herb Alpert, although at first attributed to the pseudonym Barbara Campbell which was the maiden name of Cooke's mother, and first recorded by Cooke in 1959 for Cooke's self-titled debut album. The song was released as a single in 1960, reaching #12 in the US and #27 in the UK. A bouncy love song, the lyrics have the singer disavowing any knowledge.
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