2016年9月21日星期三

16 Tons / 靜心等

Sixteen Tons1946出版, 1947年成為金唱牒, 1955年Ernest Jennings Ford翻唱更成為Billboard No.1




Ernest Jennings Ford (1919 – 1991),
是美國早期民歌手, 擅長西部民謠及宗教歌曲。
他有一首描寫礦工生涯的歌曲 sixteen tons
據作者Merle Travis說是其當謀礦工父親的親身經歴,
此曲已售出超過二千萬張唱片。


Some people say a man is made outta' mud
A poor man's made outta' muscle and blood
Muscle and blood and skin and bones
A mind that's a-weak and a back that's strong
You load sixteen tons, what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store
I was born one mornin' when the sun didn't shine
I picked up my shovel and I walked to the mine
I loaded sixteen tons of number 9 coal
And the store boss said "Well, a-bless my soul"
You load sixteen tons, what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter, don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store
I was born one mornin', it was drizzlin' rain
Fightin' and trouble are my middle name
I was…


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