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There Ain’t No Heaven

Anonimo
Language: English

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Canta un gruppo di carcerati della South o North Carolina o Georgia;
registrazione di Lawrence Gellert, LP Negro Songs of Protest ( side 2 – track # 2 – inizio 2:56).

La struttura strofica e la progressione melodica - armonica di questo canto sono di probabile origine bianca, ma risultano nettamente trascesi nella resa esecutiva, di impronta totalmente afroamericana .



….told you,oh Lord,I would ‘a’ told you,
I would ‘a’ told you, but I thought you ‘d know,
There ain’t no heaven,oh Lord ,there ain’t no heaven,
There ain’t no heaven, on the country road.

Youn could ‘a’ made it,oh Lord , you could ‘a’ made it,
Youn could ‘a’ made it,you oughta stay at home,
So you could work on , oh Lord , so you could work on,
So you could work on, work on your daddy’s farm.

Don’t talk about it ,oh boys , don’t talk about it,
Don’t talk about it , if you do I’ll cry
Don’t come around me , oh Lord , don’t come around me,
Don’t come around me ,if you do I’ll die.

Oh Lord,they put me ,put me on that old north bound,
On one cold , cold November day;
And every station , station I would come to,
Oh, you could hear them ,hear them old rounders say:

“Oh , yonder come,come some poor old prisoner,
And I know, know he’s Raleigh bound;
Oh Lord, they got him ,got him double-shackled,
Oh Lord, they got him ,got him well bound down “

Down at the station,stood my dear old mother,
Oh, with a basket hanging on her right arm,
Oh Lord, she keep on , keep on screaming and a-crying,
“Oh Lord,I wonder what my son has done”

Oh, did you bring me , did you bring me any silver ?
Oh, did you bring me , did you bring me any gold ?
Oh, did you come all the way to South Carolina,
Oh, just to see me work on the county road ?

Contributed by Pluck - 2022/8/4 - 16:51



Language: English

Versione elettronica di Champion - 2005
video youtube :No Heaven - Dj champion - 3:26
No Heaven - Champion - 2005


Oh Lord (oh Lord, oh Lord, oh Lord, oh Lord)...

Oh Lord
Oh boy, oh well I told you
Well I've told you but I thought you know
There ain't no heaven
Oh lord, there ain't no heaven
There ain't no heaven
On the county road

1 - Don't talk about it
Boy oh boy, don't talk about it
Don't talk about it
If you do, I'll cry
Don't come around me
Oh lord, don't come around me
Don't come around me
If you do, I'll die

Oh lord, there ain't no heaven
Oh lord, there ain't no heaven

2 - Down at the station stood my dear old mother
Oh lord She keep on, keep on screamin' and cryin'
"Oh lord I wonder what my son has done"

Oh lord, there ain't no heaven
Oh lord, there ain't no heaven Oh lord

3 - Oh lord, Did you bring me, bring me any silver
He didn't bring me, bring me any gold
Oh did you see me, workin' on South Carolina
Oh just to see me work on the county road

Oh lord (oh lord), there ain't no heaven
Oh lord (oh lord), there ain't no heaven
(Oh lord, oh lord)

There ain't no heaven (there ain't no heaven) (Oh lord)
(Oh lord, there ain't no heaven) Oh lord (oh lord), there ain't no heaven

Contributed by Pluck - 2022/8/8 - 00:53



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