I have just found a song that I would like to share. Unfortunately, it is a youtube version but I hope it is not too bad to share it. There is always a chance that it will make you like it and that you will even get a cd of the group (I am considering it now).
The song’s title is “Come when I call you”. It is sung by a group called “Klezmatics” (they come from Brooklyn, New York) but the author is actually by Woody Guthrie (read more about this American musician and songwriter; you can get some information about him in Japanese if you google ウディ・ガスリー).
Please, first listen to the song and then check the lyrics (below).
So here is the link to the song and the lyrics are below (only the last stanza, the longest one, you should easily figure out the first ones):
Oh, will you come when I call you
I’ll come when you call me.
I’ll call you half-past ten.
Ten for the atom bomb loose again.
Nine for the crippled and blind.
Eight for my eight billion graves.
Seven for continents blowed up.
Six for the cities all wrecked.
Five’s for these warplanes that fly.
Four’s for the guns of this war.
Three’s for these warships at sea.
Two’s for the love of me and you.
One’s for the pretty little baby that’s
born, born, born and gone away. (from Guitar Tab)
After reading the text, think of the questions below and write an answer to ONE of them (5-10 sentences):
1. Do you know a Japanese song which is in some way similar to this song? What song is it? What is similar between them?
2. Do you like the song? Why (not)?
3. Make your own sentences with the words written in bold.