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.

发表评论

电子邮件地址不会被公开。 必填项已用*标注