Wonderful World Lyrics

Otis Redding


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group, Abkco Music, Inc.
writers: Charles Simon Emmanuel Anniky, Norman Cook, Wilbert Keith Williams
album: Track 8 in album Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul
release date: 1965-9-15
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length: 3:09
bass guitar: Donald “Duck” Dunn
drums: Al Jackson, Jr.
trumpet: Wayne Jackson, Gene 'Bowlegs' Miller
keyboard: Booker T. Jones, Isaac Hayes
guitar: Steve Cropper
baritone saxophone: Floyd Newman
tenor saxophone: Andrew Love
producer: Jim Stewart
recording: Tom Dowd
background vocals: Earl Sims

Cover Art


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I don't know much about my history, now
Don't know much about biology
Don't know much about the science book, now
Don't know much about the French I took

All I do know is I love you, now
And I wonder if you love me too
Ooh, what a wonderful world this could be

Ooh, I don't know much about geography, now
Don't know much about trigonometry, now
Don't know much about the algebra
Don't know what a slide rule is for

But I do know one and one is two, now
And I wonder if you love me too
Ooh, what a wonderful world this could be

I don't claim to be an 'A' student
But that's what I'm trying to be
But by being an 'A' student, baby
Look like I could win your love for me

Don't know much about the history, now, oh now
Don't know much about biology
I don't know much about the science book, now
Don't know much about the good French I took, oh

All I do know is I love you, now, oh now
And I wonder if you love me too
Ooh, what a wonderful world this could be

Good Lord, I don't claim to be an 'A' student
But that's what I'm trying to be, oh now
But if I have to be an 'A' student, baby
I'm gonna win your love for me

I don't know much about geography, now, oh now
Don't know much about trigonometry
Don't know much about the algebra, now
Don't know what a good slide rule is for

But I do know one and one is two, now, oh now
And I wonder if you love me too
Ooh, what a wonderful world this could be

Oh, my, my good Lord, I've been trying
I've been trying, I've been trying, oh Lord
To understand the thing
That I've been looking for

Track Listing

  • 1 Ole Man Trouble
  • 2 Respect
  • 3 A Change Is Gonna Come
  • 4 Down in the Valley
  • 5 I’ve Been Loving You Too Long
  • 6 Shake
  • 7 My Girl
  • 8 Wonderful World
  • 9 Rock Me Baby
  • 10 Satisfaction
  • 11 You Don’t Miss Your Water