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The Tramp on the Street

Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper
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[1948]
Canzone scritta da Wilma Lee e Stoney Cooper, marito e moglie, importanti figure della scena country bluegrass.
Ripresa in seguito da Hank Williams, da Peter, Paul & Mary e da Joan Baez.

Only a tramp was Lazarus sad fate
He who lay down at the rich man's gate
He begged for the crumbs from the rich man to eat
He was only a tramp found dead on the street

He was some mother's darlin' he was some mother's son
Once he was fair and once he was young
Some mother rocked him her darlin' to sleep
But they left him to die like a tramp on the street

Jesus who died on Calvary's tree
Shed His life's blood for you and for me
They pierced His sides His hands and His feet
And they left Him to die like a tramp on the street

He was Mary's own darlin' he was God's chosen Son
Once He was fair and once He was young
Mary she rocked Him her darlin' to sleep
But they left Him to die like a tramp on the street

If Jesus should come and knock on your door
For a place to come in or bread from your store
Would you welcome Him in or turn Him away
Then the God's would deny you on the Great Judgment Day

Contributed by Bernart Bartleby - 2013/12/24 - 11:19



Language: English

La versione di Peter, Paul & Mary dall’album “Late Again” del 1968.

THE TRAMP ON THE STREET

Jesus, he died on Calvary's tree
Nails in his hands and nails in his feet.
Mary, she rocked him, her little baby to sleep.
But they left him to die like a tramp on the street.

Only a poor man was Laz'rus that day
When he lay down at the rich man's gate.
He begged for the crumbs of the rich man to eat;
He was only a tramp found dead on the street.

He was some mother's darlin', he was some mother's son;
Once he was fair, and once he was young.
Some mother rocked him, her little baby, to sleep;
But they left him to die like a tramp on the street.

Jesus who died on Calvary's tree.
Shed his life's blood for you and for me.
They pierced his side, his hands and his feet.
But they left him to die like a tramp on the street.

Jesus, he died on Calvary's tree
Nails in his hands and nails in his feet.
Mary, she rocked him, her little baby to sleep.
But they left him to die like a tramp on the street.

Contributed by Bernart Bartleby - 2013/12/24 - 11:20


Tramp on the street l'hanno scritta Grady &Hazel Cole nel 1939 NON i Cooper. E non c'entra un tubo con la guerra

2022/4/3 - 19:24


Vero che gli autori sono Grady e Hazel Cole, nel 1939 (grazie!)...
Vero che non è una canzone contro la guerra...
Vero pure che questo sito non è SOLO una database di canzoni contro la guerra tout court, ma molto di più...

Secondo me, ci stava 9 anni fa e ci sta ancora oggi...

B.B. - 2022/4/3 - 19:58



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