2009年2月17日星期二

Temptations 誘惑樂隊

The Temptations

這隊由五位黑人歌手所組成的樂隊,

可算是Motown Music最成功的一隊,
他們於1960年成立於美國底特律Detroit,


至今已近五十年, 一般評論都認為他們
在靈魂音樂Soul界的影响力可與Beatles在pop & Rock相比。而他們的和音及舞姿比Beatles更勝一籌。
其唱片銷量至1982年已達二千二百萬。
除了其創始人 Otis Williams外, 其他的成員已轉焕了多次。
他們有四首歌曲上了 Billboard Hot 100第一名,
14首歌得了 Billboard R & B 第一名,
三次艾美獎Grammy Awards。



THE TEMPTATIONS "MY GIRL"


the temptations papa was a rolling stone




It was the third of September
那是九月三目
That day I'll always remember, yes I will
我會永遠記得的日子
Cause that was the day, that my daddy died
因那是我老爹去世的日子
I never got a chance to see him
我沒有機會跟他見最後一面
Never heard nothin' but bad things about him
聽到有關他的事永遠都是壞事
Momma !I'm depending on you, to tell me the truth
媽媽! 只有妳能把真相說给我聽
Momma just hung her head and said, son(Chorus)
但媽媽總是低頭對我說, 兒子
Papa was a rolling stone, (my son)
爸爸是一個(不定性的人/冇尾飛砣/ ???)
Where ever he laid his hat was his home,
他會把任何地方作為家, 只要他能放下他的帽子
and when he died, all he left us was alone(Repeat Chorus)
他離世時留下給我們的只有孤苦伶仃
Hey Momma! Is it true what they say that
呀媽! 他們說的是真的?
Papa never worked a day, in his life
爸爸一生從來無工作?
And Momma, some bad talk goin' round town sayin' that
呀媽!城中有些人還說了更壞的
Papa had three outside children
爸爸在外面還有三個孩子
And another wife, and that ain't right
還有另一個妻子, 是真的?
Heard them talking Papa doing some store front preachin'
又有人說爸爸會在商店門前宣道
'Talked about saving souls
宣傳救人的靈魂
and all the time dealing in debt,
永遠債臺高築
and stealing in the name of the law
以法律名之就是"偷" (?)
Momma just hung her head and said...(Chorus) x 2
媽媽只是低下頭地說
Hey Momma,I heard Papa called himself a jack of all trades
呀媽!有人說爸爸說自已是周身刀(冇張利)
Tell me is that what sent Papa to an early grave
說給我聽! 爸爸是怎樣死的?
Folks say Papa would beg, borrow, steal
那些街坊說爸爸只會乞, 借, 偷!
to pay his bills
來結賬單
Hey Momma, Folks say Papa never was much on thinking
呀媽, 街坊說爸爸永遠不會想得太多
Spent most of his time chasing women and drinking
無時無刻都是追女仔和飲酒
Momma I'm depending on you, to tell me the truth
媽媽我只靠妳對我說真話
Momma looked up with a tear in her eye and said, son...
妈媽舉着頭, 眼淚汪汪地說, 兒子.................
(Chorus) x 4



















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