k.d. lang/ Tony Bennett/Louis Armstrong: What A Wonderful World

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What a Wonderful World

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
CHORUS: And I think to myself
What a wonderful world!

I see skies of blue
Clouds of white
Bright, blessed day, and the dark, sacred night
CHORUS: And I think to myself
What a wonderful world!

The colours of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Also, on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands, saying "how do you do"
They're really saying, "I love you"

I hear babies cry
I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll ever know
CHORUS: And I think to myself
What a wonderful world!

Don't you think Satchmo was right?
What a wonderful world!

You were right, Pops






songwriter: Bob Thiele (as George Douglas)and George David Weiss

performed by: k.d. lang and Tony Bennett; Louis Armstrong

date released: 1968 by Louis Armstrong

Katherine Dawn Lang was born in Edmonton, Alberta, in 1961. Her family moved to the rural town of Consort, Alberta, where her father was a drugstore owner. He left the family when lang was twelve, and her mother remarried with the principal of a school in Consort.

After lang graduated from high school, she attended Red Deer College and the country singer, Patsy Cline, became her muse. Singing and performing at country and western venues with her newly adoped name, k.d.lang, she received some very critical reviews which prompted her to win at 1985 Juno Award for Most Promising Female Vocalist. Since her early recognition, she has gone on to win seven more Juno Awards. In 1986, she was wooed to Nashville, Tennessee, to record album, "Angel with a Lariat" with an American producer.

U.S. audiences began paying attention to k.d.lang while she was touring with the great Roy Orbison. In 1989, Orbison chose her to sing their now famous duet, "Crying".

Singing duets features strongly in k.d.lang's career. She paired with the American jazz singer, Madeleine Peyroux, to record a Joni Mitchell composition, "River" in 2006. Later she would win a Grammy award for her duet with the legend, Tony Bennett, for the song, "What a Wonderful World".

In addition to her many Junos, our Albertan won four Grammys out of the five nominations she has received in her life.

An activist for gay rights causes and HIV/AIDS care and research, k.d.lang has recently begun to support Tibetan human rights issues. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics torch relay, lang joined the pro-Tibet protesters.

















What a Wonderful World

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
CHORUS: And I think to myself
What a wonderful world!

I see skies of blue
Clouds of white
Bright, blessed day, and the dark, sacred night
CHORUS: And I think to myself
What a wonderful world!

The colours of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Also, on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands, saying "how do you do"
They're really saying, "I love you"

I hear babies cry
I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll ever know
CHORUS: And I think to myself
What a wonderful world!

Don't you think Satchmo was right?
What a wonderful world!

You were right, Pops






songwriter: Bob Thiele (as George Douglas)and George David Weiss

performed by: k.d. lang and Tony Bennett; Louis Armstrong

date released: 1968 by Louis Armstrong

Katherine Dawn Lang was born in Edmonton, Alberta, in 1961. Her family moved to the rural town of Consort, Alberta, where her father was a drugstore owner. He left the family when lang was twelve, and her mother remarried with the principal of a school in Consort.

After lang graduated from high school, she attended Red Deer College and the country singer, Patsy Cline, became her muse. Singing and performing at country and western venues with her newly adoped name, k.d.lang, she received some very critical reviews which prompted her to win at 1985 Juno Award for Most Promising Female Vocalist. Since her early recognition, she has gone on to win seven more Juno Awards. In 1986, she was wooed to Nashville, Tennessee, to record album, "Angel with a Lariat" with an American producer.

U.S. audiences began paying attention to k.d.lang while she was touring with the great Roy Orbison. In 1989, Orbison chose her to sing their now famous duet, "Crying".

Singing duets features strongly in k.d.lang's career. She paired with the American jazz singer, Madeleine Peyroux, to record a Joni Mitchell composition, "River" in 2006. Later she would win a Grammy award for her duet with the legend, Tony Bennett, for the song, "What a Wonderful World".

In addition to her many Junos, our Albertan won four Grammys out of the five nominations she has received in her life.

An activist for gay rights causes and HIV/AIDS care and research, k.d.lang has recently begun to support Tibetan human rights issues. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics torch relay, lang joined the pro-Tibet protesters.

















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Quiz #: 2857
What a wonderful duet of k.d. lang and Tony Bennett singing "What A Wonderful World".
Quiz by: Sharon Michiko Yoneda
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