jeudi 2 juin 2011

Mermaid Avenue

C'est un album que j'ai longtemps contemplé et que pour des raisons totalement incompréhensibles je n'avais jamais écouté.

Billy Bragg et Wilco qui chante des textes de Woody Guthrie.
C'est sorti en 1998.
Quand même.
Tsé, on se dit, oh, 98 c'est pas si vieux.
Ben calasse, ça fait quand même treize ans.
M'enfin.
Probablement que tout le monde a déjà tellement écouté l'album qu'il est rangé au fond d'une boite, catégorisé; bon, mais trop écouté.
C'est en plein ce qui est en train de m'arriver, je ne peux absolument pas passer une journée sans écouter l'album au moins une fois par jour.
Voilà pourquoi je partagerai ces bijoux de chansons ici régulièrement, jusqu'à épuisement des stocks.

Musique!


Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key :
I lived in a place called Okfuskee
And I had a little girl in a holler tree
I said, little girl, it's plain to see
Ain't nobody that can sing like me
Ain't nobody that can sing like me

She said it's hard for me to see
How one little boy got so ugly
Yes my little girly that might be
But there ain't nobody that can sing like me
Ain't nobody that can sing like me

Way over yonder in the minor key
Way over yonder in the minor key
There ain't nobody that can sing like me

We walked down by the Buckeye Creek
To see the frog eat the goggle-eye bee
To hear the west wind whistle to the east
There ain't nobody that can sing like me
Ain't nobody that can sing like me

Oh my little girly will you let me see
Way over yonder where the wind blows free
Nobody can see in our holler tree

And there ain't nobody that can sing like me
Ain't nobody that can sing like me

Way over yonder in the minor key
Way over yonder in the minor key
Ain't nobody that can sing like me

Her mama cut a switch from a cherry tree
And laid it on the she and me
It stung lots worse than a hive of bees
But there ain't nobody that can sing like me
Ain't nobody that can sing like me

Now I have walked a long long ways
And I still look back to my Tanglewood days
I've led lots of girls since then to stray
Saying ain't nobody that can sing like me
Ain't nobody that can sing like me

Way over yonder in the minor key
Way over yonder in the minor key
Ain't nobody that can sing like me

Ain't nobody that can sing like me