vendredi 15 avril 2011

Evis Presley - Mystery Train


A nice rockabilly song.

Train arrive, sixteen coaches long
Train arrive, sixteen coaches long
Well that long black train got my baby and gone

Train train, comin' 'round, 'round the bend
Train train, comin' 'round the bend
Well it took my baby, but it never will again (no, not again)

Train train, comin' down, down the line
Train train, comin' down the line
Well it's bringin' my baby, 'cause she's mine all, all mine
(She's mine, all, all mine)

Train at Currabubula

Jelly Roll Morton (Stefan Grossman, guitar) - King Porter Stomp

Jimmie Rodgers - T for Texas (Blue Yodel number 1)



'T' for Texas

'T' for Texas, 'T' for Tennessee
'T' for Texas, 'T' for Tennessee
'T' for Thelma, that gal that made a wreck out of me

If you don't want me woman, you sure don't have to stall
If you don't want me mama, you sure don't have to stall
'Cause I can get more women than a passenger train can haul

I'm gonna buy me a pistol, just as long as i'm tall
I'm gonna buy me a pistol, just as long as i'm tall
I'm gonna shoot poor Thelma just to see her jump and fall

I'm going where the water drinks like cherry wine
I'm going where the water drinks like cherry wine
'Cause this Georgia water tastes like turpentine

I'm gonna buy me a shotgun with a big long shiny barrel
I'm gonna buy me a shotgun with a big long shiny barrel
I'm gonna shoot that rounder that stole away my gal

I'd rather drink muddy water and sleep in a hollow log
I'd rather drink muddy water and sleep in a hollow log
Than to be here in Atlanta, [and] get treated like a dirty dog

Remarque : Il est bien certain que la violence exprimée dans les textes de l'époque ne représente en rien les sentiments qui m'animent dans la vie. Je reproduis ce texte par fidélité pour le style western dans lequel tout se réglait à coup de pistolets. On comprend en cela l'analyse faite dans le film Bowling for Columbine, un film documentaire américain du réalisateur Michael Moore, sorti dans les salles aux États-Unis le 11 octobre 2002 qui analyse l'accès aux armes qui mène encore nos voisins du sud à une violence endémique.

Voici le lien vers la description technique du film de Michael Moore :


http://www.imdb.fr/title/tt0310793/combined