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I Wonder When I'll Get To Be Called A Man

Big Bill Broonzy
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[1957]

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Canzone scritta quando Broonzy aveva 53 anni ma registrata poco prima della morte, avvenuta nel 1958.
Il brano รจ contenuto nell'antologia intitolata "Trouble In Mind" (Smithsonian Folkways, 2000)
When I was born into this world, this is what happened to me
I was never called a man, and now I'm fifty-three (*)
I wonder when
I wonder when
I wonder when will I get to be called a man
Do I have to wait till I get ninety-three?

When Uncle Sam called me, I knowed I'd be called a real McCoy
But I got none of this, they just called me soldier boy
I wonder when
I wonder when
I wonder when will I get to be called a man
Do I have to wait till I get ninety-three?

When I got back from overseas, that night we had a ball
Next day I met the old boss, he said "Boy get you some overalls"
I wonder when
I wonder when
I wonder when will I get to be called a man
Do I have to wait till I get ninety-three?

I've worked on the levee camps, and axer gangs too
Black man's a boy, don't care what he can do
I wonder when
I wonder when
I wonder when will I get to be called a man
Do I have to wait till I get ninety-three?

They aid I was uneducated, my clothes were dirty and torn
Now I've got a little education, but I'm still a boy right on
I wonder when
I wonder when
I wonder when will I get to be called a man
Do I have to wait till I get ninety-three?

inviata da Alessandro - 10/6/2009 - 14:48


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