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And When I Die

Laura Nyro
Language: English


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‎[1964]‎
Una delle prime canzoni scritte dalla grande songwriter newyorkese, quando aveva solo 17 anni.‎
Il brano divenne famoso prima nell’interpretazione di Peter, Paul and Mary (1966) e ‎soprattutto dei Blood, Sweat & Tears (1968)‎
Laura Nyro la incise nel suo album di debutto, “More Than A New Discovery” del 1967, in seguito ‎rieditato con il titolo “The First Songs” (1973).‎

more than a discovery

“Non ho paura della morte, non me ne importa nulla… sono sicura che non esista il paradiso ‎ma prego che non ci sia nemmeno l’inferno… Tutto ciò che chiedo in vita è libertà, chiedo di non ‎dover vivere coperta di catene…”
And when I die, and when I'm dead, dead and gone,
There'll be one child born and the world to carry on,
There'll be one child born to carry on.‎

I'm not scared of dyin' and I don't really care
If it's peace you find in dyin', well, then let the time be near;
If it's peace you find in dying, when dyin' time is here,
Just bundle up my coffin, cause it's cold way down there. ‎

And when I die, and when I'm dead, dead and gone,
There'll be one child born and the world to carry on,
There'll be one child born to carry on.‎

My troubles are many, they're as deep as a well,
I can swear there ain't no heaven, but I pray there ain't no hell.
Swear there ain't no heaven, pray there ain't no hell,
But I'll never know by livin', only my dyin' will tell
Only my dyin' will tell. ‎

And when I die, and when I'm dead, dead and gone,
There'll be one child born and the world to carry on,
There'll be one child born to carry on.‎

Give me my freedom, for as long as I be,
All I ask of livin' is to have no chains on me.
All I ask I of livin' is to have no chains on me,
And all I ask of dyin' is to go naturally
I only wanna go naturally. ‎

And when I die, and when I'm gone,
There'll be one child born and a world to carry on,
There'll be one child born to carry on.
Comin' as I go, and a world to carry on.
There'll be one child born to carry on.‎

Contributed by Bartleby - 2011/9/21 - 08:56



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