"But darling we can clearly see
It's all life and fire and lunacy
And excuses and excuses and excuses"

("Hold On To Yourself", 2008)


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copertina album

Nick Cave, Black Betty

Dall’album "Kicking Against The Pricks" del 1986 versione stampabile

tracklist

Tracklist

1. Muddy Waters 2. I'm Gonna Kill That Woman 3. Sleeping Annaleah 4. Long Black Veil 5. Hey Joe 6. The Singer 7. All Tomorrow's Parties 8. By The Time I Get To Phoenix 9. The Hammer Song 10. Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart 11. Jesus Met The Woman At The Well 12. The Carnival Is Over 13. Black Betty 14. Running Scared 

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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