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Sweet Black Angel

Rolling Stones
Language: English


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[1972]
Album "Exile on Main St."

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Canzone dedicata ad Angela Davis, celebre attivista per i diritti civili, quando nel 1970 fu arrestata con le pesanti accuse di omicidio, sequestro di persona e cospirazione per il suo presunto coinvolgimento in un sanguinoso, fallito tentativo di liberare George Jackson, militante delle Pantere Nere detenuto per l'omicidio di una guardia.
Nel 1972 la Davis fu prosciolta da ogni accusa.
Vedi anche Angela di John Lennon.
Got a sweet black angel,
got a pin up girl,
got a sweet black angel,
up upon my wall.

Well, she ain't no singer
and she ain't no star,
but she sure talk good,
and she move so fast.

But the gal in danger,
yeah, de gal in chains,
but she keep on pushin',
would ya take her place?

She countin' up de minutes,
she countin' up de days,
She's a sweet black angel, woh,
not a sweet black slave.

Ten little niggers
sittin' on de wall,
her borthers been a fallin',
fallin' one by one.

For a judges murder
in a judges court,
now de judge he gonna judge her
for all dat he's worth.

Well de gal in danger,
de gal in chains,
but she keep on pushin'
would you do the same?

She countin' up de minutes,
she countin' up de days,
she's a sweet black angel,
not a gun toting teacher,
not a Red lovin' school mom,
ain't someone gonna free her,
free de sweet black slave,
free de sweet black slave.

Contributed by Alessandro - 2009/12/10 - 15:28



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