Walk that Road, Bert

Oggi si è spento Bert Jansch, colui che Neil Young definì “il Jimi Hendrix della chitarra acustica”, cantautore d’una sensibilità unica, che ha ispirato la stagione migliore della musica moderna.
Neppure 11 anni fa compose una delle sue migliori canzoni, il cui testo evoca, percorrendo con un brivido tutta la schiena, il miglior auspicio che chi l’ha amato gli rivolge oggi, 5 ottobre 2011.
Chissà se sapevi.
Buon Viaggio, Bert.

“I’ll sing you this October Song
There is no song before it
The words and tune are none of my own
For my joys and sorrows bore it
Beside the sea the brambly briars
In the still of evening
Birds fly out behind the sun
And with them I’ll be leaving

The fallen leaves that jewel the ground
They know the art of dying
And leave with joy their glad gold hearts
In scarlet shadows lying
When hunger calls my footsteps home
The morning follows after
I swim the seas within my mind
And the pine trees laugh green laughter

I used to search for happiness
I used to follow pleasure
But I found a door behind my mind
And that’s the greatest treasure
For rulers like to lay down laws
And rebels like to break them
And the poor priests like to walk in chains
And God likes to forsake them

I met a man whose name was time
He said I must be going
But just how long ago that was
I have no way of knowing
Sometimes I want to murder time
Sometimes when my heart’s aching
But mostly I just stroll along
The path that he is taking

I’ll sing you this October Song
There is no song before it
The words and tune are none of my own
For my joys and sorrows bore it
Beside the sea the brambly briars
In the cool of evening
The birds fly out behind the sun
And with them I’ll be leaving”

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Una risposta a Walk that Road, Bert

  1. Proffe scrive:

    Grazie per avermi fatto conoscere questa canzone (e questo cantante), ho intenzione di usarla per una lezione con i miei studenti.

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