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Brother, Where Are You?

Oscar Brown, Jr
Language: English


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[1959?]
Parole e musica di Oscar Brown Jr.
L’autore incise questa canzone solo nel 1965, nel disco “Mr Oscar Brown Jr Goes To Washington”, ma la prima versione è senz’altro quella - splendida - di Abbey Lincoln, dal suo disco intitolato “Abbey Is Blue” del 1959.
Moltissime le cover successive: Marlena Shaw, The Remo Four, Al Wilson, Johnny Rivers, Billy Taylor Trio,... Oscar Brown l’ha riproposata anche nel 1974 ed è la canzone che dà il titolo al suo album di quell’anno.

Abbey Is Blue Mr Oscar Brown Jr Goes To Washington

Brother Where Are You
Brother, (Brother)
Where are you? (Brother)
Brother, (Brother)
Where are you? (Brother)

A small boy walked down a city street
Hope was in his eyes
As he searched the faces of the people he'd meet
For one he could recognize

Brother, where are you?
They told me that you came this way
Brother, where are you?
They said you came this way
(They said you came this way)

The eyes of the people who passed him by
Were cold and hard as stone
And the poor boy whimpered and began to cry
Because he was all alone

Brother, where are you?
They told me that you came this way
Brother, where are you?
They said you came this way
(They said you came this way)

Now there are many
Who will swear that it's true
That brothers are we all
Yet it seems there are very few
Who will answer a brother's call

Brother, where are you?
They told me that you came this way
Brother, where are you?
They said you came this way
(Brother)
Brother, where are you?
(Brother)
Where are you?
(Brother)...

Contributed by Bernart Bartleby - 2015/8/16 - 22:23



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