"Around the duck pond we grimly mope
Gloomily and mournfully we go rounds again
And one more doomed time and without much hope
Going round and around to nowhere"

("Where Do We Go Now But Nowhere?", 1998)


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Nick Cave, Black Betty

Dall’album "B-Sides & Rarities" del 2005 versione stampabile

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tracklist

Tracklist

1. Deanna (Versione Acustica) 2. The Mercy Seat 3. City Of Refuge 4. The Moon Is In The Gutter 5. The Six Strings That Drew Blood 6. Rye Whiskey 7. Running Scared 8. Black Betty 9. Scum 10. The Girl At The Bottom Of My Glass 11. The Train Song 12. Cocks 'N' Asses 13. Blue Bird 14. Helpless 15. God's Hotel 16. (I'll Love You) Till the End Of The World 17. Cassiel's Song 18. Tower Of Song 19. What Can I Give You? 

Look-a look-a yonder Guarda guarda
Well the sun done gone Il sole se n'è andato
The captain can't hold her Il capitano non ha potuto trattenerla
The way I do now Come faccio io ora
Ada got a gold mine Ada ha una miniera d'oro
Way above her knees Sopra alle ginocchia
The shiv is golden Il fremito è d'oro
Above her knees Sopra le sue ginocchia
Look-a look-a yonder Guarda guarda
Well the sun done gone Il sole se nìè andato
Wohoh, Black Betty, bam-e-lam Whooo Black Betty bam - e lam
Black Betty had a baby, bam-e-lam Black Betty ha avuto un bambino
Damn thing was crazy, bam-e-lam Diamine era pazzo
Wohoh, Black Betty, bam-e-lam Whooo Black Betty bam - e lam
Oh, Betty Black Betty, bam-e-lam Whooo Black Betty bam - e lam
Black Betty had a baby, bam-e-lam Black Betty ha avuto un bambino
Damn thing was crazy, bam-e-lam Diamine era pazzo
Black Betty didn't mind, bam-e-lam Ma a lei non interessava
Damn thing was blind, bam-e-lam Diamine era cieco
Wohoh, Black Betty, bam-e-lam Whooo Black Betty bam - e lam
Black Betty, Black Betty, bam-e-lam Whooo Black Betty bam - e lam
Jump steady Black Betty, bam-e-lam Salta costantemente Black Betty, bam - e - lam
That Monday, I was arrested Quel lunedì fui arrestato
Tuesday, I locked up in jail Martedì rinchiuso in cella
Wednesday baby, my trial's tested Mercoledì al processo
On Thursday, nobody could blow my bail Giovedì nessuno potè pagare la mia cauzione
Yes, I'm almost done Si ho quasi finito...
And I ain't gonna yell against no bells E non urlerò contro nessuna campana
On Monday, baby I went a-walking Lunedì andai a fare un giretto
Tuesday, I .... asked to go Martedì... chiesi di andare
On Wednesday I sat down a-talking Mercoledì mi sedetti a parlare
On Thursday she hock all a my clothes Giovedì mise via tutti i miei vestiti
Yes, I'm almost done Si ho quasi finito...
And I ain't gonna .... no more E non urlerò contro nessuna campana
*Traduzione di Emanuele Orrù

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