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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

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Language: English

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Traditional - 17th Century English
Byron G. Harlan - 1917
Mary Lee (feat. in the film "Cowboy & The Senorita") - 1944
Andrews Sisters with Russ Morgan & His Orch. - 1949
Eddie "Piano" Miller Orch. (vocal: Phil Ellis Choristers) - 1949
Ralph Flanagan & His Orch. (vocal: Harry Prime) - 1949
Tommy Tucker & His Orch. - 1949
Jerry Wayne - 1949
The Tanner Sisters - 1949
Mitch Miller & The Gang - 1958
Johnny Heart, His Orch. & Chorus - 1962
Bing Crosby - 1963
The Cliff Adams Singers - 1963
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Inserisco questa canzone per una mera associazione di idee con Yellow Ribbon.

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Sono cresciuto coi film di John Ford e John Wayne. E questa marcetta militare fa da colonna sonora al film "I cavalieri del Nord-Ovest" (titolo originale appunto "She wore a yellow ribbon") del 1949. La canzone è un tradizionale del XVII sec. e più che una vera canzone contro la guerra è una canzone nella guerra, il τόπος è quello classico della donna che sta a casa e aspetta il proprio amore partito militare.
Riguardo al film, un anziano capitano prossimo alla pensione intraprende un ultima missione per scongiurare l'ennesima guerra. E' evidente che i film di John Wayne non saranno mai dalla parte dei nativi, del resto John Wayne Was a Nazi, ma soprattutto la scena che propongo è un bel manifesto contro la guerra.

ROUND HER NECK SHE WEARS A YELLOW RIBBON

Susie Simpkins in the village papers
Read about these soldiers manly capers
And made up her mind
That a soldier's bonnie bride she'd be
Volunteers were called a little later
Big Si Hubbard stopped a-hoeing 'taters
Fell right into line
And mustered with a company
She cried and kissed him when he marched away
And she vowed to keep him in her mind each day

'Round her neck she wears a yeller ribbon
She wears it in the Winter and the Summer so they say
If you ask her, "Why the decoration?"
She'll say, "It's fur my lover who is fur, fur away"

Fur away (fur away) fur away (fur away)
If she is milkin' cows or mowin' hay
'Round her neck she wears a yeller ribbon
She wears it fur her lover who is fur, fur away

'Round her neck she wears a yeller ribbon
She wears it in the winter and the summer so they say
If you ask her, "Why the decoration?"
She'll say, "It's fur my lover who is fur, fur away"

Fur away (fur away) fur away (fur away)
If she is milkin' cows or mowin' hay
'Round her neck she wears a yeller ribbon
She wears it fur her lover who is fur, fur away

Months rolled by and patiently she waited
Read the war news, greatly agitated
No word from her boy
Till a letter from his Captain said
"Your beau, Silas, he went out a-gunnin'
Soon he had the enemy a-runnin'"
Susie wept for joy
Though further on the letter read
"The enemy can run some, you can bet
But they couldn't capture Si, he's runnin' yet" (Runnin' yet)

'Round her neck she wears a yeller ribbon
She wears it in the Winter and the Summer so they say
If you ask her, "Why the decoration?"
She'll say, "It's fur my lover who is fur, fur away"

Fur away (fur away) fur away (fur away)
If she is milkin' cows or mowin' hay
'Round her neck she wears a yeller ribbon
She wears it fur her lover who is fur, fur away

Contributed by Dq82 - 2020/12/28 - 11:15




Language: English

As recorded by THE ANDREWS SISTERS with Russ Morgan & His Orch (1949)

Round her neck she wore a yellow ribbon
She wore it in the winter and the merry month of May
When I asked her, "Why the yellow ribbon?"
She said, "It’s for my lover who is far, far away"

Far away, far away, far away, far away
She said, "It’s for my lover who is far, far away"
Far away, far away, far away, far away
She said, "It’s for my lover who is far, far away"

When, at first, she met a winsome Johnny
He wasn’t sure her heart was pure, her eyes were far too bold
So, round her neck he tied a yellow ribbon
He tied a yellow ribbon ‘cause it matched her hair of gold

Hair of gold, hair of gold
He tied a yellow ribbon ‘cause it matched her hair of gold
Hair of gold, hair of gold
He tied a yellow ribbon, for her eyes were far too bold

If, perchance, you spy a lovely maiden
And by her side, there walks with pride a Johnny strong and gay
And round her neck there is a yellow ribbon
No matter how you love her, please stay far, far away

(Far away, far away, far away, far away)
No matter how you love her, please stay far, far away
(Far away, far away, far away, far away)
Her love is for another, so stay far, far away
(Far far away)

Round her neck she wore a yellow ribbon
She wore it in the winter and the merry month of May
When I asked her, "Why the yellow ribbon?"
She said, "It’s for my lover who is far, far away"

Far away, far away
She said, It’s for my lover who is far, far away
Far away, far away
She said, It’s for my lover who is far, far away
(Far, far away)
For her lover who is far, far away

Contributed by Dq82 - 2020/12/28 - 11:23




Language: English

As recorded by MITCH MILLER & THE GANG
The version for the film She Wore a Yellow Ribbon


Around her neck she wore a yellow ribbon
She wore it in the Springtime and in the month of May, Hey! Hey!
And if you ask her why the heck she wore it
She wore it for her lover who was far, far away

Far away, far away, far away, far away
Oh, she wore it for her lover who was far, far away
Far away, far away, far away, far away
Oh, she wore it for her lover who was far, far away

Around her knee she wore a purple garter
She wore it in the Springtime and in the month of May, Hey! Hey!
And if you ask her why the heck she wore it
She wore it for her lover who was far, far away

Far away, far away, far away, far away
Oh, she wore it for her lover who was far, far away
Far away, far away, far away, far away
Oh, she wore it for her lover who was far, far away

Behind the door her father kept a shotgun
He kept it in the Springtime and in the month of May, Hey! Hey!
And if you ask him why the heck he kept it
He kept it for her lover who was far, far away

Far away, far away, far away, far away
Oh, he kept it for her lover who was far, far away
Far away, far away, far away, far away
Oh, he kept it for her lover who was far, far away

And on the wall she keeps a marriage licence
She keeps it in the Springtime and in the month of May, Hey! Hey!
And if you ask her why the heck she keeps it
She keeps it for her lover who was far, far away

Far away, far away, far away, far away
Oh, she keeps it for her lover who was far, far away
Far away, far away, far away, far away
Oh, she keeps it for her lover who was far, far away

Contributed by Dq82 - 2020/12/28 - 11:26


Mary Lee "SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON" "Cowboy and the Senorita" (1944)

Mary Lee sings the great number, "'Round Her Neck She Wore A Yellow Ribbon". With The Sons of the Pioneers helping out and Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and company watching, this is a fantastic number by a very talented girl. Her Big Band background really shows for the ending, as she sings "Thanks for the Happy Birthday".

Sadly, this song ended up on the cutting room floor when this film was trimmed for airing on TV.

Dq82 - 2020/12/28 - 11:36




Language: Italian

Proprio perché sono cresciuto con i film di John Wayne mi sono venuti in mente questi 2 versi in italiano, non ne trovo traccia, che fosse stata tradotta anche la canzone?
Le chiesero perché quel nastro giallo
Perché il mio amore sta tra i baldi cavalier...

Contributed by Dq82 - 2020/12/29 - 16:23



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