divendres, 4 de març de 2011

Més literatura en música - Richard Cory

Edwin Arlington Robinson va escriure la poema Richard Cory l'any 1897. Tratava d'un home ric i "important", admirat per tothom, que acaba suicidant-se. Simon and Garfunkel van escriure la seva, nova, versió de la poema per una cançó que van gravar l'any 1965 pel LP Sounds of Silence.

Aqui tenim la cançó amb la lletra de Paul Simon, i despres la poesia original.

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Richard Cory, a E.A.Robinson's 1897 poem about "money can't buy you happiness", was re-written (same idea, different words) as a song by Simon and Garfunkel for their 1965 album, Sounds of Silence.


The Song:


The Poem:


Whenever Richard Cory went down town,


We people on the pavement looked at him:


He was a gentleman from sole to crown,


Clean favored, and imperially slim.



And he was always quietly arrayed,


And he was always human when he talked;


But still he fluttered pulses when he said,"Good-morning,"


and he glittered when he walked. And he was rich – yes, richer than a king –


And admirably schooled in every grace:


In fine, we thought that he was everything


To make us wish that we were in his place. So on we worked, and waited for the light,


And went without the meat, and cursed the bread;


And Richard Cory, one calm summer night,


Went home and put a bullet through his head.

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