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【老式情歌】湯姆瓊斯的 Green Green Grass Of Home
2022/07/16 00:05
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(音樂:Tom Jones - Green Green Grass Of Home)

 

湯姆瓊斯(Tom Jones)的這首令他全球成名的歌曲
Green Green Grass Of Home 原是美國鄉村歌曲,
為Claude "Curly" Putman Jr., 所寫,
1965年由 Jerry Lee Lewis 灌唱,
這年,湯姆瓊斯被邀上了 The Ed Sullivan Show 的電視節目,
在紐約上電視節目時,順道參觀了一家唱片公司,
參觀唱片公司的時候,聽到這首歌,甚為喜歡,
得了同意之後,回到英國就灌了唱片,
在1966年發行後,到了12月
爬升至英國暢銷音樂排行榜的榜首,
並且高居首位達七個星期之久。
在其它英語系國家也有捷報,
美國的熱門歌曲排行榜上達到第十一名。

歌詞起先聽來像是一支普通的懷鄉歌曲,
但是後來方知是一個囚犯在被處決前夕的
一首哀歌,由湯姆瓊斯口中唱出,極具感情。

Green Green Grass Of Home

The old hometown looks the same
As I step down from the train
And there to meet me is my mama and papa
Down the road I look and there runs Mary
Hair of gold and lips like cherries
Its good to touch the green, green grass of home

Yes, theyll all come to meet me
Arms reaching, smiling sweetly
Its good to touch the green, green grass of home

The old house is still standing
Though the paint is cracked and dry
And theres that old oak tree that I used to play on
Down the lane, I walk with my sweet Mary
Hair of gold and lips like cherries
Its good to touch the green, green grass of home

Then I awake and look around me
At four grey walls that surround me
And I realize, yes, I was only dreaming
For theres a guard and theres a sad, old padre
On and on, well walk at daybreak
Again, Ill touch the green, green grass of home

Yes, theyll all come to see me
In the shade of that old oak tree
As they lay me
Neath the green, green grass of home



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