What a Wonderful World (for Louis Armstrong)
Lonesome sweet stomp got
heebie got jeebie got news
good news spread the word
I know it’s been played to death, but Louis Armstrong’s recording of “What a Wonderful World” gets me every time I hear it. Fine sentiments for the January doldrums.
“I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day and the dark sacred night
And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world”
–“What a Wonderful World” (written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss)
Louis could even make the blues sound like good news.
You can see three more of my jazz haiku and portraits on “The song is…” blog here.