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Blue Tattoo

Joe Crookston
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La canzone è un dialogo tra una madre e una figlia, la madre, Dina Jacobson, è sopravvissuta ad Auschwitz, e racconta della guerra, dell'emigrazione negli Stati Uniti e del suo tatuaggio blu: il numero tatuato sul braccio nei lager nazisti.
La canzone nasce tra l'incontro tra il cantautore Joe Crookston e Dina Jacobson, incontro raccontato anche nel documentario "Blue Tattoo: Dina's Story, Joe's Song."



Yes, my darling
I used to be a little girl like you
I played with all the other kids too
Yes, my darling - yes, I used to be little like you
Well, darling
In a Polish town, half way around the world
Is where I lived when I was just a girl
On a farm, in a Polish town half way around the world
And I had you
And a strong will
We made our home in these New York hills
You sailed with me
I sailed with you
With a leather suitcase
Everything was new

That's a good question
We sailed to America because there was a war
When you're older I promise I'll tell you more
You see, darling, we sailed to America because there was a war

What’s a war, well…
It’s when people fight and things get really tough
That's all for now I've answered enough
My sweet daughter, war is when things get really tough
In the New York Harbor
As the ship pulled in
I held you close
We were starting over again
You sailed with me
I sailed with you
With a leather suitcase
I was 22
Yes, I had a family
But some people came and they took us from our farm
And yes you're right my dear
Yes, that's a tattoo on my arm
I had a family, but some people came and took us from our farm
And still I wonder, but I don't know why
I was a lucky one to leave alive
You sailed with me
I sailed with you
With a leather suitcase and this blue Tattoo
Darling, please,
No more questions for today
Why don't you go outside with the other kids and play
Darling please,
No more questions today
And I had you and a strong will
We made our home in these New York Hills
You sailed with me
I sailed with you
With a leather suitcase and this blue tattoo.

inviata da Dq82 - 19/1/2018 - 11:27



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