Sunday, February 10, 2013

182 – The Everly Brothers – Take a message to Mary (1959)

Escrita pela constante dupla compositora dos Everly Brothers, Felice e Bryant Boudleaux, trata-se de outro sucesso dos irmãos.

A letra conta a história de um cara que tava com o casamento marcado, mas acaba fazendo uma merda e sendo preso. Então a música é basicamente ele pedindo pra alguém levar um recado pra Mary, que ela podia arranjar outro e ser feliz, mas que não contassem a ela o verdadeiro motivo dele não poder casar, isto é, que ele está preso.

Bob Dylan fez uma regravação dessa canção em 1969.

A letra:

These are the words of a frontier lad
Who lost his love when he turned bad

Take a message to Mary
But don't tell her where I am
Take a message to Mary
But don't say I'm in a jam
You can tell her I had to see the world
Or tell her that my ship set sail
You can say she better not wait for me
But don't tell her I'm in jail
Oh, don't tell her I'm in jail

Take a message to Mary
But don't tell her what I've done
Please don't mention the stagecoach
And the shot from a careless gun
You can tell her I had to change my plans
And cancel out the wedding day
But please don't mention my lonely cell
Where I'm gonna pine away
Until my dying day

Take a message to Mary
But don't tell her all you know
My heart's aching for Mary
Lord knows I miss her so
Just tell her I went to Timbuktu
Tell her I'm searching for gold
You can say she better find someone new
To cherish and to hold
Oh, Lord, this cell is cold

Mary, Mary
Oh, Lord this cell is cold

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



A gravação de Bob Dylan, de1969, somente áudio:



Uma versão maravilhosa instrumental do mestre Chet Atkins, somente áudio:


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