2019年6月20日星期四

If I have a Hammer






當青年人站出來為正義而抗爭的時候, 他們的心中總是懷著一種無私的理念, 時常日以繼夜以行動來喚醒大眾。Pete Seeger 1949年以鐵錘比喻堅持和力量寫成這首歌, 完美地表達社會運動和爭取人權所包含的原素。至1963年Peter Paul & Mary重唱成為大熱民歌。

If I Had A Hammer - The Hammer Song

If I had a hammer, I'd hammer in the morning
I'd hammer in the evening, all over this land;
I'd hammer out danger, I'd hammer out warning,
I'd hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters,
All - over this land.
If I had a bell, I'd ring it in the morning,
I'd ring it in the evening, all over this land;
I'd ring out danger, I'd ring out warning,
I'd ring out love between my brothers and my sisters,
All - over this land.
If I had a song, I'd sing it in the morning,
I'd sing it in the evening, all over this land;
I'd sing out danger, I'd sing out warning,
I'd sing out love between my brothers and my sisters,
All - over this land.
Well, I got a hammer, And I got a bell,
And I got a song to sing, all over this land;
It's the hammer of justice, It's the bell of freedom,
It's the song about love between my brothers and my sisters,
All - over this land.
It's the hammer of justice, It's the bell of freedom,
It's the song about love between my brothers and my sisters,
All - over this land.






2019年6月3日星期一

Petti Page


Petti Page

比提比芝(Patti Page)是Big Band Era排名第14位的藝人,
在這期間共有上榜歌曲39支。
最成功的歌曲包括The Tennessee waltz
(1950年11月18日登榜首13週)、
I Went To Your Wedding、
That Doggie In The Window


她是50年代唱片銷售量最大的女歌手。由於她的歌曲《櫥窗裡的小狗》、
《我參加了你的婚禮》的影響之大,在那個時代,一定程度限制了新型歌曲的發展。
一直到60年代中期,她一直是排行榜上強有力的竟爭者;
她所演唱的流行歌曲範圍也非常之廣。

原名Clara Ann Fowler。 1927年11月8日出生於Oklahoma的Muskogee。
她在最初在一個地方電台開始她的歌唱生涯,
週末也偶爾參加一些爵士音樂會。
由於一間名Page Milk的牛奶公司贊助這節目,
所以就从Patti Page為藝名,

Patti先後跟隨過Jimmy Joy的樂隊,
和Benny Goodman一個附屬的小演唱組內演出,
並贏得了和Mercury唱片公司的一份合同。
她的第一首熱門歌是Confess,
而且是第一位流行歌星,以自己多重合唱錄音,
1950年,她的With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming
達到了唱片銷售百萬張的成績,
這全靠她新型的,自我重唱效果(也被稱為Patti Page四重唱)。
1950年All My Love成了她的第一支榜首曲,在榜首停留了5週。

同年,她一生中最成功的歌曲Tennessee Waltz
則在榜首停留了幾個月,是美國最佳銷售單曲之一,
甚至被選定為田納西州州歌。
在1952-53年間,還出了兩支大熱歌曲I Went to Your Wedding,
和(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window都在榜首停留了2個多月。

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How Much Is That Doggie In The Window
柜裏面隻狗仔賣幾錢?

How much is that doggie in the window?
柜裏面隻狗仔賣幾錢?
The one with the waggily tail
個隻鬆尾狗呢!
How much is that doggie in the window?I do hope that doggie's for sale.
希望拒係賣LA !
I must take a trip to California,
我要去加州-轉,
And leave my poor sweetheart alone.
我個打令無人倍!
If he has a dog, he won't be lonesome,
有隻狗就無禁惨,
And the doggie will have a good home.
隻狗又有個家La

I read in the paper there are robbers
報紙話有賊出沒
**(roof! roof!)**
With flashlights that shine in the dark
囉支電筒週圍照
My love needs a doggie to protect him
有隻狗仔就會保護拒
And scare them away with one bark
吠兩聲就駭走拒La

I don't want a bunny or a kitty.
我又唔鐘意兔仔同猫
I don't want a parrot that talks.
又唔鐘意同鷚鵡講野
I don't want a bowl of little fishies.
魚都唔o岩
You can't take a goldfish for walks.
金魚又唔帶得出街

How much is .........