“What a Wonderful World” is a song containing six instruments: the violin, the drum, the flute, the double bass, the trumpet, and the harpsi chord. All of these except the flute are played throughout the song. The flute is played at a specific time though. During the third verse of the song the flute is introduced. It is played parallel to “The colours of the rainbow so pretty in the sky” to enliven the line and is then played through the rest of the verse to put it on a happier note than the rest of the song. Alongside “And I think to myself what a wonderful world” the music goes noticeably higher. The reason is to show that the world really is a wonderful, happy place despite the disaster. The line “I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do” is accompanied by ooh ahh’s to emphasize the happy, hopeful feeling that the song as a whole is trying to tell. At the time of the original producing of the song the Vietnam War was happening, hence the inspiration for the song. The Vietnam War was a very eventful time in history, causing many deaths of not only soldiers but many innocents too. Many husbands, fathers and sons didn’t return from the war but many families and homes were completely destroyed. Many Vietnamese women also gave birth to children fathered by the soldiers. These children were considered half-casts and sent away to places like America because they were not welcomed by Vietnamese society. Some of the mothers of these children became very depressed and some went so far as to commit suicide. The effects of the war are still around today, just not on as such a major scale but the victims of the war will never forget those lost.
තුරු හිස මුදුනේ මල් ඵලදා කැකුළු මුවට ඵල වැල නෙලුවා...// ඒ දඬු මං බැද සත්කුළු පව් බිද සිදාදියට යන මං තැනුවා... කරුණාරත්න දිවුල්ගනේ විසින් ගායනා කරන ලද මනරම් පිතු සෙනෙහස මුල් කරගත්තු ගීතයක් තමයි අද මම මගේ වයලීනයෙන් වාදනය කලේ. මෙම ගීතය සියලු ලාංකිකයන්ගේ හද බන්දගත්තු ගීතයක්. ඒ දඬු මං බැද සත්කුළු පව් බිද සිදාදියට යන මං තැනු සියලු පියවරුන්ට උපහාර පිණිස වේවා!!. This song is about the fathers love which is hiding deep inside their mind. They want us to get a better life than themselves. They will clear the road and show the correct path. Don't ever forget that.
පෙරදා මහ රෑ...(Pera Da Maha Re) ඔබහට පෙම් කළ යුගය නිමා කර වෙන් වී යන්නට දවස පැමිණ ඇත සමාව දෙන් මට සෙනෙහෙ සිතින් පෙරදා මහ රෑ... නන්දා මාලනියන් විසින් ගයනා කරන ලද මධුර ගීතය මගේ වයලීනයේ හඬින්....... You were heartbroken with your love. Your hopes melted into tears and dried on my shoulders.. Time flies. The night is almost end. Its time you to go away. I am sorry. It was a sudden moment.. i couldn't stop loving you.. but its the time now....