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We're All Dodgin'

The Weavers
Language: English


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Album “The Weavers' Almanac”

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Come spiegato su Mudcat Café, questa canzone - nota anche con il titolo “The Dodger Song - affonda le radici nell’800 e nel 1941 fu riportata in auge dagli Almanac Singers che la incisero nell’album “Sod Buster Ballads”.
Ho preferito però attribuirla ai Weavers perché sono loro che vi inserirono ex novo una strofa squisitamente anti-militarista:

“Oh, il generale è un furbacchione, un gran furbacchion,
Oh, il generale è un furbacchione, sì, e io pure sono un furbacchion.
Vi farà marciare su, vi farà marciare su,
Ma attenzione, ragazzi, sarà lui a seppellirvi.”
Oh, the candidate's a dodger, yes, a well-known dodger,
Oh, the candidate's a dodger, yes, and I'm a dodger, too.
He'll meet you and treat you and ask you for your vote,
But look out, boys, he's a-dodgin' for your note.

Oh, we're all a-dodgin'
Dodgin', dodgin', dodgin,
Oh, we're all a-dodgin' out
away through the world.

Oh, the merchant is a dodger, yes, a well-known dodger,
Oh, the merchant's a dodger, yes, and I'm a dodger, too.
He'll sell you the goods at double the price,
When you go to pay him you'll have to pay him twice.

Oh, we're all a-dodgin'
Dodgin', dodgin', dodgin,
Oh, we're all a-dodgin' out
away through the world.

Oh, the lawyer is a dodger, yes, a well-known dodger,
Oh, the lawyer's a dodger, yes, and I'm a dodger, too.
He'll plead your case like a mighty fine friend,
But look out, boys, he's easy for to bend.

Oh, we're all a-dodgin'
Dodgin', dodgin', dodgin,
Oh, we're all a-dodgin' out
away through the world.

Oh, the general is a dodger, yes, a well-known dodger,
Oh, the general's a dodger, yes, and I'm a dodger, too.
He'll march you up and he'll march you down,
But look out, boys, he'll put you underground.

Oh, we're all a-dodgin'
Dodgin', dodgin', dodgin,
Oh, we're all a-dodgin' out
away through the world.

Oh, the preacher is a dodger, yes, a well-known dodger,
Oh, the preacher's a dodger, yes, and I'm a dodger, too.
He'll preach you the gospel, tell you of your crimes,
But look out, boys, he's a-dodgin' for your dimes.

Oh, we're all a-dodgin'
Dodgin', dodgin', dodgin,
Oh, we're all a-dodgin' out
away through the world.

Oh, the doctor is a dodger, yes, a well-known dodger,
Oh, the doctor's a dodger, yes, and I'm a dodger, too.
He'll come to you and cure you and act like a friend,
But when you get the bill, hee, hee, you'll be sick again.

Oh, we're all a-dodgin'
Dodgin', dodgin', dodgin,
Oh, we're all a-dodgin' out
away through the world.

Oh, the lover is a dodger, yes, a well-known dodger,
Oh, the lover's a dodger, yes, and I'm a dodger, too.
"Freddie, I can hear those church bells chime."
"I can hear 'em, too, so I'm dodgin' down the line."

Oh, we're all a-dodgin'
Dodgin', dodgin', dodgin,
Oh, we're all a-dodgin' out
away through the world.

Oh, the singer is a dodger, yes, a well-known dodger,
Oh, the singer's a dodger, yes, and I'm a dodger, too.
Sittin' on the porch all day long,
And he just keeps singin' this same damn song.

Oh, we're all a-dodgin'
Dodgin', dodgin', dodgin,
Oh, we're all a-dodgin' out
away through the world.

Contributed by Bartleby - 2011/4/1 - 08:13



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