Wonderful World chords



Wonderful World chords and lyrics

| B | G#m |

||: B | G#m | E | F# :||
Don’t know much about history, don’t know much biology.
Don’t know much about a science book, don’t know much about the French I took.

| B | E | B | E |
But I do know that I love you, and I know that if you love me, too.
| F# | B |
What a wonderful world this would be.

||: B | G#m | E | F# :||
Don’t know much about geography, don’t know much trigonometry.
Don’t know much about algebra, don’t know what a slide rule is for.

| B | E | B | E |
But I do know one and one is two, and if this one could be with you.
| F# | B |
What a wonderful world this would be.

| F# | B | F# | B |
Now, I don’t claim to be an A student but I’m trying to be.
| C#7 | B |
For maybe by being an A student, baby.
| C#7 | F#7 |
I can win your love for me

||: B | G#m | E | F# :||
Don’t know much about history, don’t know much biology.
Don’t know much about a science book, don’t know much about the French I took.

| B | E | B | E |
But I do know that I love you and I know that if you love me, too.
| F# | B |
What a wonderful world this would be.

||: B | G#m | E | F# :||
La ta ta ta ta ta ta (History). Hmm-mm-mm (Biology).
La ta ta ta ta ta ta (Science book). Hmm-mm-mm (French I took).

| B | E | B | E |
Yeah, but I do know that I love you, And I know that if you love me, too.
| F# | B F# B | B |
What a wonderful world this would be.


Wonderful World chord progression

This is a super classic chord progression, and Wonderful World is probably the best example when referencing it. What we got here is the I – VI – IV – V. In the key of B that’s:

||: B | G#m | E | F# :||

For the bridge we play I – IV – I – IV – I – V – I, perhaps even more common!

| B | E | B | E | F# | B |

The M8 section is also very traditional, it starts on chord V and has a IIx chord (C#7), the only chord that pushes outside the diatonic key.

| F# | B | F# | B |
| C#7 | B | C#7 | F#7 |

Should you play Wonderful World on the acoustic guitar on your own, I’d recommend you transpose it to either C or G and, if needed, use a capo to find a key that works for the singer. This way, you can use simpler open-position chords.

Here are the chords in the key of C:

Intro

| C | Am |

Verse

||: C | Am | F | G :||

Bridge

| C | F | C | F | G | C |

M8

| G | C | G | C |
| D7 | C | D7 | G7 |

Here are the chords in the key of G:

Intro

| G | Em |

Verse

||: G | Em | C | D :||

Bridge

| G | C | G | C | D | G |

M8

| D | G | D | G |
| A7 | G | A7 | D7 |


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