środa, 13 sierpnia 2014

Begin The Beguine

Mam swoistą obsesję dotycząca kolekcjonowania niektórych utworów w najróżniejszych wykonaniach.

"Begin the beguine" do takich utworów należy. Moja kolekcja liczy kilkadziesiąt różnych interpretacji. Ponieważ Cole Porter skomponował to w roku 1935 to wykonań jest cała masa.

Chciałbym zaprezentować  dwa.

Staroć  z roku 1938, czyli aranżacja Artie Shawa, oraz interpretacja Sheryl Crow z filmu biograficznego o Cole Porterze (De Lovely).

When they begin The Beguine
It brings back the sound of music so tender
It brings back a night of tropical splendour
It brings back a memory evergreen

I'm with you once more under the stars
And down by the shore an orchestra's playing
And even the palms seem to be swaying
When they begin The Beguine

To live it again is past all endeavour
Except when that tune clutches my heart
And there we are, swearing to love forever
And promising never, never to part

What moments divine, what rapture serene
Till clouds came along to disperse the joys we had tasted
And now when I hear people curse the chance that was wasted
I know but too well what they mean

So don't let them begin The Beguine
Let the love that was once afire remain an ember
Let it sleep like the dead desire I only remember
When they begin The Beguine

Oh yes, let them begin The Beguine, make them play
Till the stars that were there before return above you
Till you whisper to me once more, "Darling, I love you!"
And we suddenly know what heaven we're in
When they begin the Beguine
When they begin the Beguine

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