domingo, 23 de agosto de 2009

O Brother, Where Art Thou? - Songs


O Brother,
where
Art
Thou?


La buena música no conoce fronteras, no discrimina...





John Hartford - I am a Man of Constant Sorrow



(In constant sorrow through his days)

I am the man of constant sorrow
I've seen trouble all my day.
I bid farewell to old Kentucky
The place where I was born and raised.
(The place where he was born and raised)

For six long years I've been in trouble
No pleasures here on earth I found
For in this world I'm bound to ramble
I have no friends to help me now.

[chorus] He has no friends to help him now

It's fare thee well my old lover
I never expect to see you again
For I'm bound to ride that northern railroad
Perhaps I'll die upon this train.

[chorus] Perhaps he'll die upon this train.

You can bury me in some deep valley
For many years where I may lay
Then you may learn to love another
While I am sleeping in my grave.

[chorus] While he is sleeping in his grave.

Maybe your friends think I'm just a stranger
My face you'll never see no more.
But there is one promise that is given
I'll meet you on God's golden shore.

[chorus] He'll meet you on God's golden shore


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A pesar de ser canciones de temas tristes,
estas permitían desahogar las penas
de quienes las cantaban.

Como dice el dicho...
"El que canta... sus penas espanta"

Algunas a pesar de su contenido tenían ritmos alegres,
como la que acaban de escuchar.

Ese tipo de canciones
solían entonarlas emigrantes que viajaban a tierras extrañas
o los esclavos negros de Norte América,
las cuales cantaban en su duras jornadas de laboreo
(lQue dieran después origen a la música Blues),
como la que oirán en este enlace:

http://www.history.org/history/teaching/enewsletter/february03/worksongs.cfm


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