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When the Curfew Blows

Woody Guthrie
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‎[1947]‎
Parole e musica di Woody Guthrie.‎
In “The Asch Recordings, Vol. 4”, Smithsonian Folkways, 1999.‎

The Asch Recordings

Come riportato nelle note di cui alla fondamentale raccolta edita dalla Smithsonian Folkways, ‎Woody Guthrie scrisse questa canzone contro l’imposizione del coprifuoco che in quegli anni era ‎pratica assai comune di gestione dell’ordine in pubblico in molte città del sud contro la popolazione ‎nera, ma anche in California contro le masse dei lavoratori migranti.‎
The lonesomest sound, boys,
I ever heard sound, boys,
On the stroke of midnight,
Hear the curfew blow.‎

My buddy will hang, boys,
On the hangman's rope, boys,
On the Gallus Pole, boys,
When the curfew blows.‎

Hear the curfew blowing,
Hear the curfew blowing,
In the coal black midnight,
Hear the curfew blow.‎

The sheriff's men, boys,
Are on my trail, boys,
In the midnight wind, boys,
Hear the curfew blow.‎

And when they catch me,
My body will hang, boys,
On the Gallus Pole, boys,
When the curfew blows.‎

Hear the curfew blowing,
Hear the curfew blowing,
In the coal black midnight,
Hear the curfew blow.‎

Contributed by Bartleby - 2012/2/13 - 13:29



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