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Wild Women Don't Have the Blues

Ida Cox
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‎[1924]
in “Ida Cox - Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1924-1925)”, Document Records.‎

 ‎“Wild Women”, ‎copertina della versione del Coleman Hawkins Quintet, 1961.‎
“Wild Women”, ‎copertina della versione del Coleman Hawkins Quintet, 1961.‎


Ida Cox, la “Regina senza corona del blues”, scrisse nel 1924 questa canzone femminista contro la ‎violenza e la sopraffazione sulle donne diffusissima nella società machista afroamericana. Se ‎pensiamo che Robert Johnson allora era solo un ragazzino e sarebbe diventato il “Re incoronato del ‎blues” cantando spesso della propria propensione, resa incontrollabile dall’alcool, a picchiare le ‎proprie compagne (“I mistreated my baby and I can’t see no reason why”, in “When You Get A ‎Good Friend”, 1936), ci rendiamo perfettamente conto di quanto questa “Wild Women” fosse ‎necessaria ad avanzata per quei tempi…‎
Meglio essere delle vere donne che stare tutti i giorni a piagnucolare per come gli uomini ci ‎trattano… Le vere donne non sono mai tristi…

Proposta in tantissime cover, da Bessie Smith a Barbara Dane fino a Cyndi ‎Lauper, che l’ha inclusa nel suo più recente album “Memphis Blues”.
I hear these women raving 'bout their monkey men
About their trifling husbands and their no good friends
These poor women sit around all day and moan
Wondering why their wandering papa's don't come home
But wild women don't worry, wild women don't have no blues

Now when you've got a man, don't never be on the square
‎'Cause if you do he'll have a woman everywhere
I never was known to treat no one man right
I keep 'em working hard both day and night
‎'Cause wild women don't worry, wild women don't have their blues

I've got a disposition and a way of my own
When my man starts kicking I let him find another home
I get full of good liquor, walk the streets all night
Go home and put my man out if he don't act right
Wild women don't worry, wild women don't have their blues

You never get nothing by being an angel child
You better change your ways and get real wild
I wanna tell you something, I wouldn't tell you a lie
Wild women are the only kind that really get by
‎'Cause wild women don't worry, wild women don't have their blues

inviata da Dead End - 20/8/2012 - 11:56



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