martedì 10 novembre 2009

Perle sconosciute : Soul of a man(live)-Bruce Cockburn(1992)

Bruce Cockburn è un cantautore nonchè virtuoso chitarrista canadese attivo fin dagli anni settanta.Il pezzo qui proposto è una favolosa rilettura di un blues del 1930 composto da Blind Willie Johnson,tratto dall'album Nothin' but a burnin' light.In appendice riporto il testo originale che,a parte le convinzioni religiose di ognuno,ha una forte valenza poetica.

I'm going to ask the question
Please answer if you can
Is there anybody's children can tell me
What is the soul of a man?
[Chorus:]Won't somebody tell me
Answer if you canWon't somebody tell me
Tell me what is the soul of a man?
I've travelled different countries
Travelled to the furthest lands
Couldn't find nobody could tell me
What is the soul of a man
[Chorus:]Won't somebody tell me
Answer if you can
Won't somebody tell me
Tell me what is the soul of a man?
I saw a crowd stand talking
I just came up in time
Was teaching the lawyers and the doctors
That a man ain't nothing but his mind
[Chorus:]Won't somebody tell me
Answer if you canWon't somebody tell me
Tell me what is the soul of a man?
I read the Bible often
I try to read it right
As far as I can understand
It's nothing but a burning light
[Chorus:]Won't somebody tell me
Answer if you canWon't somebody tell me
Tell me what is the soul of a man?
When Christ taught in the temple
The people all stood amazed
Was teaching the lawyers and the doctors
How to raise a man from the grave
[Chorus:]Won't somebody tell me
Answer if you can
Won't somebody tell me
Tell me what is the soul of a man?

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