terça-feira, 30 de julho de 2013

"Johnny B. Goode": Três versões, qual delas a melhor?

É preciso talento para pegar numa música existente e torná-la em algo ainda melhor, muito para além do que assistimos quanto a grupos de hip-hop, rap, etc, que vão buscar êxitos e usam a melodia em benefício (im)próprio.


Versão Original por Chuck Berry


Deep down in Louisiana close to New Orleans
Way back up in the woods among the evergreens
There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood
Where lived a country boy named Johnny B. Goode
Who never ever learned to read or write so well
But he could play a guitar just like a-ringin' a bell

Go, go, go Johnny go
Go, go Johnny go
Go, go Johnny go
Go, go Johnny go
Go Johnny B. Goode

He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
Go sit beneath the tree by the railroad track
Oh! The engineers would see him sittin' in the shade
Strummin' with the rhythm that the drivers made
People passing by they would stop and say
Oh, my but that little country boy can play

Go, go, go Johnny go
Go, go Johnny go
Go, go Johnny go
Go, go Johnny go
Go Johnny B. Goode

His mama told him some day you will be a man
And you will be the leader of a big old band
Many people comin' from miles around
To hear you play your music 'till the sun go down
Maybe someday your name will be in lights
Sayin' Johnny B. Goode tonight

Go, go, go Johnny go
Go, go, go Johnny go
Go, go, go Johnny go
Go, go, go Johnny go
Go, Johnny B. Goode

Cover por Jimi Hendrix:


Cover por Peter Tosh:

Deep down in Jamaica close to Mandeville
Back up in the woods on top of a hill
There stood an old hut made of earth and wood
Where lived a country boy named Johnny B Goode

He never learned to read and a write so well
But he could play his guitar like ringing a bell yell

Said go, go Johnny!

Johnny be good tonight!
Said go, go Johnny!
Johnny B. Goode


He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
Sitting in a tree in the railroad track
Old engineer in the train sitting in the shade
Strummin' with the rhythm that them drivers made

People passing by would stop and say
Oh my oh my what the boy can play

Said go, go Johnny!
Johnny be good tonight!
Said go, go Johnny!
Johnny B. Goode

Mama said son you gotta be a man
You gotta be the leader of a reggae band
People coming in from miles around
To hear you play until the sun goes down

Boy someday your name will be in the light
Saying Johnny, Johnny B Goode tonight

I said go, (go Johnny!)
Johnny be good tonight, yeah!
Said Oh, (go Johnny!)
Johnny you better be good

I said go, (go Johnny!)
Johnny be good tonight!
Go Johnny! (go Johnny!)
Johnny be good

I Say go, go, go, go!
Johnny be good tonight!
Hear me go, yeah!
You better be good!
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