Paul simon

彼の初ソロアルバムです。




1972年・・・
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彼の声は決して美声では無いです。
特に相方のガーファンルと比べると・・・
(その彼もだいぶ美声とは言い難い声になっていますが・・・)
でもボソボソと唄う彼自身の作った曲は彼でしか歌えない曲なのですね~
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このアルバムには大ヒットした「MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION・母と子の絆」や
「ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD・僕とフリオと校庭で」が収録されていますが・・・
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わたし的には「DUNCAN・ダンカンの歌」ですかね~


彼らの大ヒット曲「コンドルは飛んで行くEl condor pasa」に似ている?
それもその筈、バックで演奏しているのは同じくロス・インカスLos Incasなのですね~
ケーナの民族音楽的&牧歌的な音色が良いです。

詩の内容は・・・ちょっと恥ずかしいので(=^;^=)ゞ

良かったら翻訳して見て下さい(笑)



Couple in the next room
bound to win a prize:
they've been going at it all night long!
Well, I'm tryin' to get some sleep
but these motel walls are cheap:
Lincoln Duncan is my name,
and here's my song, here's my song.

My father was a fisherman,
my mama was a fisherman's friend,
and I was born in the boredom and the chowder.
So when I reached my prime
I left my home in the Maritimes,
headed down the turnpike for New England, sweet New England.

Holes in my confidence,
holes in the knees of my jeans,
I was left without a penny in my pocket ....
Oo-oowee, I was about as destituted as a kid could be
and I wished I wore a ring so I could hock it ...
I'd like to hock it

A young girl in a parkin' lot
was preaching to a crowd,
singing sacred songs
and reading from the Bible.
Well, I told her I was lost
and she told all about the Pentecost,
and I seen that girl as the road to my survival,
my survival.

Just later on
the very same night
when I crept to her tent with a flashlight
and my long years of innocence ended:
well, she took me to the woods,
sayin' "Here comes something, and it feels so good!",
and just like a dog I was befriended, I was befriended.

Oh, oh, what a night,
oh, what a garden of delight ...
Even now that sweet memory lingers:
I was playing my guitar
lyin' underneath the stars
just thankin' the Lord
for my fingers,
for my fingers ...
[PR]

by boxycat | 2010-07-27 21:05 | 音楽(音がくぅー!)