Wonderful World

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Words & Music: Fletcher/ Flett
This is a wonderful day
It's as bright as a day's ever been
There is a big yellow sun looking down
On a wonderful scene

Up in the blue sky birds fly
And sing our cares away
And out of each throat each note
Greets a wonderful day

There is the sound of a symphony
Carried along on the breeze
Even the flowers are swaying in time
With the leaves on the trees

Heaven is found right here on the earth
It surrounds us in the wonderful things all around
In this wonderful wonderful
Wonderful wonderful world

This is a wonderful day
It's as bright as a day's ever been
There is a big yellow sun looking down
On a wonderful scene

Heaven is found right here on the earth
It surrounds us in the wonderful things all around
In this wonderful wonderful
Wonderful wonderful world
Wonderful world, this wonderful world
Wonderful world, this wonderful world
Wonderful world, this wonderful world
Recorded: 1968/03/07, first released on Flaming Star

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Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 29, 2014report abuse
A real oddity but truly beautiful, I love it. A real feel good tune, this was a very happy time for Elvis both personally and in his career.
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 29, 2014report abuse
It's no wonder that Elvis sang this particular song with such feeling... as it was the very first song recorded by Elvis after the birth of his daughter, Lisa Marie.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 24, 2013report abuse
I just discovered whistling in the intro of the song. A very lovely song. Everything is okay when I hear this song.
Lou A (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 23, 2013report abuse
Good song from a fun movie. Hopefully we'll see a soundtrack from this film on FTD.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 22, 2013report abuse
This is such a beautiful ballad and it definitely should be much better known than it actually is. I've never skipped it. It's from my sixth most favorite Elvis motion picture "Live A Little, Love A Little". I love all four songs from that movie.
cookingfat (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 22, 2013report abuse
A feel good song that breezes along.A fairly unusual arrangement for Elvis that is.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2013report abuse
Yes much superior to the almost identically named song from Roustabout. Makes you feel good and the world a better place on each hearing, and must qualify as one of his best film tracks from the mid-latter 60's.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2010report abuse
A very unusual song and recording, I like this one.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2010report abuse
I love this one also. Such a major change from the mid 60's movie songs. This one had a comtemporary breezy feel to it. Not hit material but good stuff. Dont confuse this one with Its A Wonderful World from Roustabout!
Monster (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2010report abuse
Bizarrely of all of Elvis' movie songs this was the only one that was ever in the running for an Oscar nomination. Mind you as it was 1964 it was up against the musical highlight that was "Chim Chim Cher-ee" from Mary Poppins. When Dick Van Dyke beats you in a song contest you know it's time to get out of the movie soundtrack business and back to rock and roll! LOL! Apart from that I do like this song. It has a nice feel.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2010report abuse
One of My Favorites. This song makes a rainy day, sunny. Such a great performance.
Loesje (profilecontact) wrote on May 22, 2010report abuse
This song makes me happy, every time I hear it!
KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on May 22, 2010report abuse
This, perhaps oddly, is one of my all-time favorite Elvis songs. I love every song from this movie, but this track especially. I wonder if it was just that it sounded like more strings or fuller orchestration was used on this song (and "Almost in Love" and "Edge of Reality"....and "Charro" and "Almost" all from this great time period). Whatever the case, this is a great song--almost belongs in a Disney movie (in the best possible way...I just mean the imagery, with blue skies and singing birds and swaying flowers. It's a beautiful, wonderful song.)
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on May 7, 2010report abuse
A song that really had hit potential had it been released as a single in 1968. This would have fit on the charts right along side Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World", Petula Clark's hits, etc. Elvis is in fine voice and fills this song with warmth. This one just makes you feel good.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 14, 2010report abuse
I always liked this song, don't know why, really but I always did. Just a happy song I guess. I felt the later movie songs were so much better than the mid-60s.

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