If I Ruled the World Lyrics

Tony Bennett


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Cyril Ornadel, Leslie Bricusse
album: Track 4 in album If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set
release date: 1965
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length: 3:03
arranger: Don Costa
conductor: Don Costa
piano: Ralph Sharon
bass: Hal Gaylor
drums: William "Billy" Exiner
producer: Ernie Altschuler
executive producer: Danny Bennett
vocal: Tony Bennett
lyricist: Leslie Bricusse
composer: Cyril Ornadel

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If I ruled the world, every day would be the first day of spring
Every heart would have a new song to sing
And we'd sing of the joy every morning would bring

If I ruled the world, every man would be as free as a bird,
Every voice would be a voice to be heard
Take my word we would treasure each day that occurred

My world would be a beautiful place
Where we would weave such wonderful dreams
My world would wear a smile on its face
Like the man in the moon has when the moon beams
If I ruled the world every man would say the world was his friend
There'd be happiness that no man could end
No my friend, not if I ruled the world
Every head would be held up high
There'd be sunshine in everyone's sky
If the day ever dawned when I ruled the world

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Song of the Jet
  • 2 Fly Me to the Moon
  • 3 How Insensitive
  • 4 If I Ruled the World
  • 5 Love Scene
  • 6 Take the Moment
  • 7 Then Was Then and Now Is Now
  • 8 Sweet Lorraine
  • 9 The Right to Love
  • 10 Watch What Happens
  • 11 All My Tomorrows
  • 12 Two by Two