Tuesday, February 5, 2013

178 – The Everly Brothers – Poor Jenny (1959)


Escrita por Felice Bryant and Boudleaux Bryant, foi gravada pelos Everly Brothers em 1959. Chegou ao número 22 dos charts pop americanos, numero 22 na Austrália, numero 8 no Canadá e numero 14 no Reino Unido. 
 
Fala de um rapaz que leva sua namorada pra uma festa, mas acontece uma briga feia por la e alguém acerta a pobre Jenny e ela desmaia. Alguém telefona pra policia e todos saem correndo, incluindo o gente boa do namorado dela, que a deixa pra trás. 

Jenny aparece então no jornal na manha seguinte e o jornal dizia que ela era a líder de uma gang de adolescentes. O irmão e o pai de Jenny querem pegar o rapaz que tava com ela. O rapaz então vai visita-la na cadeia e a encontra com o olho roxo e bem destruída. Ela manda o rapaz ir embora. 

Era a primeira festa que a pobre Jenny ia na vida e o primeiro encontro com esse rapaz. Não se podia achar um nome melhor pra musica. Pobre Jenny. 

A Letra:

I took my little Jenny to a party last night
At ten o'clock it ended in a heck of a fight
When someone hit my Jenny, she went out like a light
Poor Jenny

And then some joker went and called the cops on the phone
So everybody scattered out for places unknown
I couldn't carry Jenny, so I left her alone
Poor Jenny

Well, Jenny had her picture in the paper this mornin'
She made it with a bang
Accordin' to the story in the paper this mornin'
Jenny is the leader of a teenage gang

Jenny has a brother and he's hot on my trail
Her daddy wants to ride me out of town on a rail
I hope I'll be around when Jenny gets outta jail
Poor Jenny

I went downtown to see her, she was locked in a cell
She wasn't very glad to see me, that I could tell
In fact, to tell the truth, she wasn't lookin' too well
Poor Jenny

Her eye was black, her face was red, her hair was a fright
She looked as though she'd been a-cryin' half of the night
I told her I was sorry, she said "Get out of sight"
Poor Jenny

It seems a shame that Jenny had to go get apprehended, a heck of a fate
This party was the first one she ever had attended
It had to happen on our very first date

Jenny has a brother and he's hot on my trail
Her daddy wants to ride me out of town on a rail
I hope I'll be around when Jenny gets out of jail
Poor Jenny

A gravação original dos Everly Brothers de 1959, somente áudio:



Robbie Fulks e Steve Frisbie ao vivo em 2011, em Chicago:



The Rock and Roll Jubilee tocando Poor Jenny ao vivo em 2009:


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