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经典赏析-感人的美国乡村歌曲〈强尼别哭〉

(2004-12-09 14:12:07) 下一个

这是一首男女对唱歌曲,是美国乡村音乐的代表之作。旋律简单舒缓,琅琅上口,怀旧伤感的情绪一直贯穿在重复了十遍的主旋律中。

歌曲讲述了这样一个爱情故事:

Joni是住在我家隔壁的女孩,有一天写了一张纸条给我,叫我等她长大,她要嫁给我。但当时我对Joni说,你才十五岁,而我已二十二了,我不能等你,因为我要离开这个小镇我的家乡到外面的世界去闯荡,你最好忘了我。我说这话时Joni泪如雨下。五年后我终于搭飞机赶回来想要向Joni求婚,因为在外乡流浪的日子里,发现自己的内心深深爱着她,五年光阴里充满的都是对她的点滴回忆。当我找到Joni,我却泪如雨下,因为她已嫁给了我最好的朋友John。

这首歌是我听过的最简单易学而又最纯净抒情的英文歌曲,因为它有三大特点:流畅,简单,缓慢。

1.歌词流畅,韵味自然和谐,与旋律丝丝入扣;

2.文字简单,正好符合这段单纯的初恋故事;

3.节奏缓慢,充满乡村音乐特有的怀旧的思乡的情绪。

当我们忙碌在自己现实,喧嚣,浮躁的世界里,听到这首歌,仿佛想到了很多,捡回了某时某地的某种感觉。

试听:

http://www.jxyx.nease.net/music/english/don%27t%20cry%20Joni.wma

http://www.terrificmusic.com/files/music/D/dont_cry_joni_conway_twitty.ram

歌词:

(Woman) 女声
Jimmy please say you'll wait for me 吉米请说你会等我
I'll grow up someday you'll see 我会长大让你注目
Saving all my kisses just for you 为你保留所有的吻
Signed with love 那是爱的记号
forever true 永无虚假

(Man) 男声
Joni was the girl who lived next door 强尼是个邻家女孩
I've known her I guess 10 years or more 我认识她十年有余
Joni wrote me a note one day 有一天她写了信给我
And this is what she had to say 那是她发自内心的表白

(Woman) 女声
Jimmy please say you'll wait for me 吉米请说你会等我
I'll grow up someday you'll see 我会长大让你注目
Saving all my kisses just for you 为你保留所有的吻
Signed with love 那是爱的记号
forever true 永无虚假

(Man) 男声
Slowly I read her note once more 我把她的信读了又读
Then I went over to the house next door 然后来到她的家里
Her tear drops fell like rain that day 那天她泪落如雨
When I told Joni what I had to say 当我说了不得不说的话

(Man) 男声
Joni, Joni please don't cry强尼,强尼,请你别哭
You'll forget me by and by你会慢慢将我遗忘
You're just fifteen你才十五岁
I'm twenty two我已二十二
And Joni I just cant wait for you我想我真的不能等你

(Man) 男声
Soon I left our little home town 后来我离开那小小的城镇
Got me a job and tried to settle down 找了份工作,安定下来
But these words kept haunting my memory 但是那些话总在耳边回响
The words that Joni said to me 那些强尼说过的话

(Woman) 女声
Jimmy please say you'll wait for me 吉米请说你会等我
I'll grow up some day you'll see 我会长大让你注目
Saving all my kisses just for you 为你保留所有的吻
Signed with love 那是爱的记号
forever true 永无虚假

(Man) 男声
I packed my clothes 我收拾了行李
And I caught a plane 买了一张机票
I had to see Joni 我要看到她
I had to explain 对她说
How my heart was filled 在我心中
With her memory 全都是她
And ask my Joni if she'd marry me 我要强尼做我的新娘

I ran all the way 我跑啊跑
To the house next door 来到她的家里
But things weren't like they were before 但是一切已改变
My tear drops fell like rain that day 我泪落如雨
When I heard what Joni had to say 当我听见她不得不说的话

(Woman) 女声
Jimmy, Jimmy please don't cry 吉米,吉米,请你别哭
You'll forget me by and by 你会慢慢将我遗忘
It's been five years since you've been gone 从你离开到现在已经五年
Jimmy I married your best friend John 我嫁给了你最好的朋友,约翰

最后一句道出了故事出人意料的结果,让人回味无穷,扼腕叹息。

Sung by Conway Twitty & Joni Lee (有意思的是这个女歌手的名字就叫强尼.)

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