Yesterday When I Was Young – Roy Clark

每个人听每首歌,喜欢上都会有各种各样的原因,记得以前以前在乡村之音论坛里有个共识,就是乡村音乐带给我们的就是一些经历的感受来自于歌曲和你共情。

Roy的这首歌不小心听到,下面这个版本是年纪大了之后的再次演绎,风味可以说完全变了180度,当然你也可以找来1995年初版听。

我还听到了1976年墨尔本现场的Shirley Bassey版本(截止我写这篇文章的时候,完全不知道shirley是谁,这个听起来似乎是抬头挺胸的回忆难过的过去,因为我听Roy的版本就是平静的回忆过去的感觉)。所以无论你是普通人还是歌手,一首歌演绎的时候你想到了不同的点,人或者事情,这首歌都会被你传递出完全不同的内容。

Glen Campbell的1974年版本跟Roy非常相近,可能他们共同的就是用了平静的心去输出了这首回首过去的歌吧。

一般听歌曲chorus(副歌)部分,但是这首歌我特别听了每个人演绎的这个部分:

The friends I made all seemed somehow to drift away
And only I am left on stage to end the play

父母虽重要但是相熟太久,未必陪你最久;爱人太过重要一起生活很久,未必一定处处交心;朋友在人的生命力对很多人其实都一样,因为真的是自己选的朋友,是要一起走很久的。

还有,你对待过去什么态度,其实是在这里表现的。

It seems the love I’ve known
Has always been the most destructive kind
I guess that’s why now
I feel so old
Before my time

Yesterday, when I was young
The taste of life was sweet as rain upon my tongue
I teased at life as if it were a foolish game
The way the evening breeze may tease a candle flame
The thousand dreams I dreamed, the splendid things I planned
I always built to last on weak and shifting sand
I lived by night and shunned the naked light of the day
And only now I see how the years ran away

Yesterday, when I was young
So many happy songs were waiting to be sung
So many wild pleasures lay in store for me
And so much pain my dazzled eyes refused to see
I ran so fast that time and youth at last ran out
I never stopped to think what life was all about
And every conversation I can now recall
Concerned itself with me and nothing else at all

Yesterday the moon was blue
And every crazy day brought something new to do
I used my magic age as if it were a wand
And never saw the waste and emptiness beyond
The game of love I played with arrogance and pride
And every flame I lit too quickly, quickly died
The friends I made all seemed somehow to drift away
And only I am left on stage to end the play

There are so many songs in me that won’t be sung
I feel the bitter taste of tears upon my tongue
The time has come for me to pay for
Yesterday, when I was young

Baby, Now That I’ve Found You 中那段触动我内心的旋律

Now That I’ve Found You 是一张发行于1995年包含之前Alsion Krauss & Union Station 录制未发行以及翻唱的作品,其中最成功乃至成就了Alison的那首经典的When you say nothing at all ,不过今天要谈的是第一首歌。

记得第一次听到Baby, Now That I’ve Found You的时候没有很惊艳的感觉,简单直白的陈述和没有很特色的旋律。但是当我看到他们现场演绎这首歌中段,Alison 拉起那段旋律的时候,不知道怎么的就被深深的触动到了,大概人家常说的触碰到了内心最柔软地方的感觉就是这样吧。

这个MV我存在硬盘里好久,今天又拿出来再听,感觉少了当时的那种触动感,甚至在想真的那么好吗,是不是因为最喜欢的歌手,所以怎么听都好呢。但是当时给了格莱美 Best Female Country Vocal Performance的评委应该不会错吧,专辑受到千万人喜爱也不会错吧。

记得前几天看Nolan的视频说老年人相信一切,中年人怀疑一切,年轻人挑战一切。大概这就是中年人的表象吧。

又听了3,4遍,终于又感觉到了当时的感觉,忽然想到一句话:岁月如流水潺潺。Our ancestors不只说流水还说潺潺,一方面是说流水是有声音的,你静下来你就能听到;要不然,一切都是坐车的风景,看过与否你自己也不知道。

从Youku找到演唱会时的版本,唱风和fiddle的表现也都不同,毕竟流水并潺潺。

Youku链接

如果能看到Youtube可以看下面链接。

500 Miles

其实本来想,应该专注写关于乡村音乐的东西,但是最近看的纪录片里,记不得是willie还是哪位artist说:do not put fences between different of music. 而且folk本来跟乡村就不是那么的分吧,也就释然了。

想起这首歌完全是因为刚刚看了Inside Llewyn Davis 这部电影。其中的音乐都是经典或者悦耳悠扬的,只是当又听到这首500 miles时,被3位演唱者的姿态和音乐深深的抓住了,人声模拟出来的渐入和渐淡使得听众跟着音乐仿佛轻轻的飘了起来,然后慢慢的被放到了某个角落,你可能是回到了家乡,也可能是去了更远的地方。

翻唱版本相当的多,多为人所知的就是第二个版本:Peter, Paul and Mary,但是其他大牌比如:The Kingston Trio,Elvis Presley(猫王),Rosanne Cash,都曾经翻唱过。这部2013年的电影请来了Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan and Stark Sands,抛开Justin的名字,我觉得诠释的算是相当不错。但是,平心而论,写下作品的人才是真正赋予这周灵魂的人。

If you miss the train I’m on, you will know that I am gone

You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles

A hundred miles, a hundred miles

A hundred miles, a hundred miles

You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles

Lord, I’m one, Lord, I’m two, Lord, I’m three, Lord, I’m four

Lord, I’m five hundred miles from my home

Five hundred miles, five hundred miles

Five hundred miles, five hundred miles

Lord, I’m five hundred miles from my home

Not a shirt on my back, not a penny to my name

Lord, I can’t go a-home this a-way

This a-away, this a-way, this a-way, this a-way

Lord, I can’t go a-home this a-way

If you miss the train I’m on, you will know that I am gone

You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles


My original idea is that the blog all about Country Music, however, one of the artists from the documentary named Country Music by Ken Burns said do not put fences between different music, another reason I believe is that Folk and Country Music is the closest music genes.

I watched the movie Inside Llewyn Davis recently and so moved by the 3 singers who sang the song in it. My mind has gone far far away, home or somewhere, although, like the audiences who just sat there listening to the music.

There were tons of musicians who remastered the song, such as The Kingston Trio, Elvis Presley, Rosanne Cash. It is the right choice to invite Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan and Stark Sands reperformed it, but speak frankly, the write of the song is the one who attached the soul into the song, no matter which one sings it.

I was playing the song repeatedly when I was writing the blog, I just cannot stop it.

开篇:我不确定是一个开始,但是我确定是一个期待。。。

注册后就是作者,人人都可以来写的相关乡村音乐的blog,that’s it。

乡村音乐写爱情的其实不算多,因为相比而言,大家更多是写宗教,国家和生活。但是这首纯粹的爱之歌,听着的时候你的心会随着一起Goin’ once, goin’ twice, goin gone

There’s a lighthouse in the harbor
Giving guidance with its light
But I had no one to return to
As I wandered through the night

From the first time that I saw you
Standing silent by the shore
I knew my search was over
And I would look for love no more

Deep in the waters of love I am falling
Sinking like a stone
Deep in my heart I can hear love callin’
Goin’ once, goin’ twice, goin gone
Goin’ once, goin’ twice, goin gone

There’s a ship on the horizon
Makin’ its way against the wind
From the place where I stand watching
I swear my ship is coming in.

Deep in the waters of love I am falling
Sinking like a stone
Deep in my heart I can hear love callin’
Goin’ once, goin’ twice, goin gone
Goin’ once, goin’ twice, goin gone

Sinking like a stone

Deep in my heart I can hear love callin’
Goin’ once, goin’ twice, goin gone
Goin’ once, goin’ twice, goin gone

有一点提及一下,Kathy Mattea并不是Goin’ Gone的首唱,但是 Nanci Griffith 显然没有达到我耳朵的预期,又或者说Kathy注入了更多情感进来吧。

下面是Youtube的链接,如果有vpn的可以直接看 or you are out of China currently.