9 Μαΐ 2012

"Τα πάντα απο-ρήτος / History of music and poetry : American Woman" - No 16


Photo by Connie Freid

Written by The Guess Who


American woman Stay away from me
American Woman Mama let me be
Don’t come Hanging around my door
I don’t want to see your face No more
I got more important Things to do
Then spend my time Growing old with you

American Woman Get away from me
American woman Mama let me be
Don’t come Knocking around my door
I don’t want to see your shadow No more

Colored Lights Can hypnotize Go and sparkle Someone else’s eyes
Now woman I said get away American Woman Listen what I say
American Woman I said get away
American woman Listen what I say

Don’t come Hanging around my door
Idon’t want to see your face No more
I don’t need your war machines
I don’t need your ghetto scenes
Colored lights can hypnotize
Sparkle someone else’s eyes
Now woman, get away from me
American woman, mama let me be
Go, gotta get away, gotta get away
Now go go go
gonna leave you, woman
gonna leave you, woman
Bye-bye
Bye-bye
Bye-bye
Bye-bye
You’re no good for me
I’m no good for you
Gonna look you right in the eye.
Tell you what I’m gonna do
You know I’m gonna leave
You know I’m gonna go
You know I’m gonna leave
You know I’m gonna go, woman
I’m gonna leave, woman
Goodbye, American Woman

Στις 9 Μαΐου του 1785 o άγγλος εφευρέτης Τζόζεφ Μπράμα παρουσιάζει την πρώτη χειροκίνητη αντλία μπύρας σε μπαρ.

Στις 9 Μαΐου του 1964 ο Λούις Άρμστρονγκ ανεβαίνει στο Νο1 του αμερικανικού πίνακα επιτυχιών με το τραγούδι του «Hello Dolly».

Hello Dolly,......well, hello, Dolly
It's so nice to have you back where you belong
You're lookin' swell, Dolly.......I can tell, Dolly
You're still glowin'...you're still crowin'...you're still goin' strong
I feel that room swayin'......while the band's playin'
One of your old favourite songs from way back when
So..... take her wrap, fellas.......find her an empty lap, fellas
Dolly'll never go away again

Hello Dolly,.....well, hello, Dolly
It's so nice to have you back where you belong
You're lookin' swell, Dolly.....I can tell, Dolly
You're still glowin'...you're still crowin'...you're still goin' strong
I feel the room swayin'...while that ole band keeps on playin'
One of your old favourite songs from way back when
So...golly, gee, fellas....find her an empty knee, fellas
Dolly'll never go away....I said she'll never go away
Dolly'll never go away again

Στις 9 Μαΐου του 1970 οι Guess Who ανεβαίνουν στο No. 1 του αμερικανικού πίνακα επιτυχιών με το άλμπουμ «American Woman».

Στις 9 Μαΐου του 1805 πέθανε ο Φρίντριχ Σίλερ, γερμανός ποιητής και θεατρικός συγγραφέας. Γνωστό του έργο η «Ωδή της Χαράς».

«Απ' όλα τα θηρία, το αγριότερο είναι ο άνθρωπος, όταν θυμώνει.»

«Οι εποχές συσσωρεύονται. Κι ό,τι γίνεται στάχτη απ' το χρόνο, μετατρέπεται σε θρησκεία.»