IīD LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING

Iīd like to build the world a home

And furnish it with love, grow apple trees

And honey bees and snow white turtle doves.

Iíd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony.

Iíd like to hold it in my arms and keep it company.

Itís the real thing what the world wants today.

Thatís the way it will stay with the real thing.

Itís the real thing, wonít you hear what I say?

What the world needs today is the real thing.

Iíd like to see the world for once

All standing hand in hand Ė standing hand in hand.

And hear that echo through the hills

For peace through all the land - itīs the real thing.

Iíd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony - perfect harmony.

I saw on the peace that echo goes on and never goes away.

Itís the real thing what the world wants today.

Thatís the way it will stay with the real thing.

Itís the real thing, wonít you hear what I say?

What the world needs today is the real thing.

Itís the real thing what the world wants today

Thatís the way it will stay with the real thingÖ