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舞蹈│【歌舞99】之28:湯姆杜里GETAWAY/Tom Dooley

從國中開始接觸英文以來,對於英文的學習方式,我自己一向用聽廣播的方式進行;老爸知道我愛聽廣播放的歌,所以特別允許我自己有一台紅色的錄放音機,讓我自己調整愛聽的電台和曲目。

一般來說,晚上的時間聽的都是中廣流行網,白天的時間就會都是聽ICRT。

有一天晚上,中廣流行網的某個節目剛好是老歌專輯,介紹一些膾炙人口的美國老歌。那是我第一次聽到Tom Dooley這首歌,由The Kingston Trio這個1957年成軍的團體演唱的。

Tom Dooley其實是由一首在美國民間傳頌百年的老歌Tom Dula改編而成,描述一對原本要私奔的男女,因為女生移情別戀,所以男生在悲憤之餘殺了女生,最後被送上絞刑台的故事。The Kingston Trio將其稍微改編後,放在他們出道的首張專輯,一推出即造成轟動,大家也開始談論這段陳年舊事,最後北卡羅萊納州政府還特別去找到這位Tom Dooley的墓,並赦免了他的罪。後來整個故事也在兩年後的1959年搬上大銀幕,拍成魂斷奈何天(The Legend of Tom Dooley)這部電影。

後來這首歌也編成雙人土風舞,很早就傳進台灣,但是很晚我才學到,也記不得是跟哪位學長學的;只記得後來在認真學美系雙人舞時,有特別調過動作啦!接下來請大家欣賞這段經典影片─Tom Dooley吧!

(原文)
Hang down your head, Tom Dooley
Hang down your head and cry
Hang down your head, Tom Dooley
Poor boy, you’re bound to die

I met her on the mountain,
there I took her life

Met her on the mountain,
stabbed her with my knife

Hang down your head, Tom Dooley
Hang down your head and cry

Hang down your head, Tom Dooley
Poor boy, you’re bound to die

This time tomorrow,
reckon where I’ll be
Hadn’t-a been for Grayson,
I’d-a been in Tennessee (well now boy)

Hang down (your head) your head Dooley and cry
Hang down your head and cry (ah poor boy, ah-well-ah)
Hang down (your head) your head (Dooley) and cry
Poor boy, you’re bound to die

Hang down (your head) your head Dooley and cry
Hang down your head and cry (ah poor boy, ah-well-ah)

Hang down (your head) your head (Dooley) and cry

Poor boy, you’re bound to die

This time tomorrow
reckon where I’ll be
Down in some lonesome valley
hangin’ from a white oak tree

Hang down your head, Tom Dooley
Hang down your head and cry (ah-uh-eye)
Hang down your head Tom Dooley
Poor boy you’re bound to die (ah well now boy)

Hang down your head Tom Dooley
Hang down your head and cry (poor boy ah well uh)
Hang down your head Tom Dooley
Poor boy you’re bound to die

Poor boy you’re bound to die
Poor boy you’re bound to die
Poor boy you’re bound to………. die

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