Comme je n'ai pas terminé ma lecture commune 'Une odeur de gingembre', je vous propose un dimanche sur le thème : une chanson, plusieurs versions !

Aujourd'hui, je vous propose une chanson découverte chez Cachou, il y a quelques mois et que je ne connaissais pas du tout alors qu'il semblerait bien qu'elle soit très connue puisque c'est une chanson de Léonard COHEN. Tout d'abord, voici les paroles en English.

Choupynette se serait gentil si tu pouvais me la traduire car j'ai un coup de coeur pour cette chanson et en particulier pour la version que nous proposait Cachou.


It's four in the morning, the end of December
I'm writing you now just to see if you're better
New York is cold, but I like where I'm living
There's music on Clinton Street all through the evening.
I hear that you're building your little house deep in the desert
You're living for nothing now, I hope you're keeping some kind of record.

Yes, and Jane came by with a lock of your hair
She said that you gave it to her
That night that you planned to go clear
Did you ever go clear?

Ah, the last time we saw you you looked so much older
Your famous blue raincoat was torn at the shoulder
You'd been to the station to meet every train
And you came home without Lili Marlene

And you treated my woman to a flake of your life
And when she came back she was nobody's wife.

Well I see you there with the rose in your teeth
One more thin gypsy thief
Well I see Jane's awake --

She sends her regards.

And what can I tell you my brother, my killer
What can I possibly say?
I guess that I miss you, I guess I forgive you
I'm glad you stood in my way.

If you ever come by here, for Jane or for me
Your enemy is sleeping, and his woman is free.

Yes, and thanks, for the trouble you took from her eyes
I thought it was there for good so I never tried.

And Jane came by with a lock of your hair
She said that you gave it to her
That night that you planned to go clear --

Sincerely, L. Cohen

Voici quelques versions trouvées sur Deezer dont celles de Cohen et d'Aaron


Découvrez la playlist Famous blue raincoat avec Carolyn Debern
Et voici ma version préférée que j'ai découvert chez CACHOU.
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