I like the texture on this one much, much more! I feel like you could maybe spice it up a bit with some choral type of arrangement at some points in the orchestration (something not present in either you version, nor in the original).
I think that it's cool that you're remixing this old tune -- helps keep things like these alive, when they don't stay too dusty, in my opinion...!
I like where you're going with this my friend!!!