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Xianggang Blues



Двадцать вариантов истории о бедном жителе Теннесси, которому нужно в Сан-Франциско, но который никогда и никуда из Гонконга уже не уедет.



1. Hoagy Carmichael (1944)
2. Junior Brown
3. Spanky and Our Gang
4. Robert Mandell and His Orchestra
5. Geoff Muldaur & Amos Garrett (Live In Japan)
6. Ramblin" Jack Elliott
7. Amanda Ambrose
8. Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra (feat. Skeets Herfurt)
9. Coplocs
10. George Harrisson
11. Jeff Healey
12. Gene Megs
13. Buddy Morrow
14. Haruomi Hosono
15. Dave Van Ronk
16. Rusty Draper
17. Frank Ifield
18. The Blue Ribbon Four
19. Laura Cantrell
Bonus Track. Hoagy Carmichael (1957)



DLinks: FileFactory ::: Облако MR



Hong Kong Blues by Hoagy Carmichael:



It's the story of a very unfortunate coloured man
Who got arrested down in old Hong Kong.
He got twenty years' privilege taken away from him
When he kicked old Buddha's gong*.

And now he's boppin' the piano just to raise the price
Of a ticket to the land of the free.
Well, he say his home's in 'Frisco, where they send the rice,
But it's really in Tennessee.

That's why he say,
"I need someone to love me,
Need somebody to carry me home to San Francisco
And bury my body there.

I need someone to lend me
a fifty-dollar billand then,
I'll leave Hong Kong far behind me,
For happiness once again.

Won't somebone believe
I've a yen, to see that Bay again.
But when I try to leave,
Sweet opium** won't let me fly away.

I need someone to love me,
Need somebody to carry me home to San Francisco
And bury my body there."

That's the story of a very unfortunate coloured man,
Who got arrested down in old Hong Kong.
He got twenty years' privilege taken away from him,
When he kicked old Buddha's gong.

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* Kick Old Buddha's gong - Попасть в зависимость от употребления опиума.
** Для того, чтобы песня была включена в фильм, Кармайкл заменил sweet opium на sweet local man.



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