The Sunday Edition

A letter from Anne L. Blakeney

It Could Be a Wonderful World, from Little Songs on Big Subjects
Singer Pete Seeger performs at the 2009 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize special outdoor tribute at Hunts Point Riverside Park on September 3, 2009 in New York City. (Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

We were delighted this week to receive a letter from Anne Blakeney in Saskatoon, whose late husband, Allan, was the tenth premier of Saskatchewan, requesting a song called "It Could be a Wonderful World."

Here are the lyrics:

If we could consider each other
A neighbor, a friend, or a brother
It could be a wonderful, wonderful world
It could be a wonderful world, oh-ho
It could be a wonderful world

If each little kid could have fresh milk each day
If each working man had enough time to play
If each homeless soul had a good place to stay
It could be a wonderful world, oh-ho
It could be a wonderful world

If we could consider each other
A neighbor, a friend, or a brother
It could be a wonderful, wonderful world
It could be a wonderful world, oh-ho
It could be a wonderful world

If there were no poor and the rich were content
If strangers were welcome wherever they went
If each of us knew what true brotherhood meant
It could be a wonderful world, oh-ho
It could be a wonderful world

If we could consider each other
A neighbor, a friend, or a brother
It could be a wonderful, wonderful world
It could be a wonderful world, oh-ho
It could be a wonderful world.

For more about this song, and about "Little Songs on Big Subjects", here's a link to Steve Cotler's blog: 



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