Streets of London

20170320期

伦敦的街头

演唱者:Ralph Mctell

Have you seen the old man

In the closed down market

Kicking up the papers with his worn out shoes

In his eyes you see no pride

Hands held loosely at his side

Yesterday's paper, telling yesterday's news

So how can you tell me you're lonely

And say for you that the sun don't shine

Let me take you by the hand

And lead you through the streets of London

I'll show you something

To make you change your mind

Have you seen the old girl

Who walks the streets of London

Dirt in her hair and her clothes in rags

She's no time for talking

She just keeps right on walking

Carrying her home in two carrier bags

So how can you tell me you're lonely

And say for you that the sun don't shine

Let me take you by the hand

And lead you through the streets of London

In the old night cafe at a quarter past eleven

The same old man sitting there on his own

Looking at the world over the rim of his teacup

Each tea lasts an hour, and he wanders home alone

Have you seen the old man

Outside the seaman's mission

Memory fading with the minor ribands that he wears

In our winter city the rain cries little pity

For one more forgotten hero

And a world which doesn't care

So how can you tell me you're lonely

And say for you that the sun don't shine

Let me take you by the hand

And lead you through the streets of London

I'll show you something

To make you change your mind

你可曾见过那么老的一个人

在市场打烊后

拖着他破烂了的鞋子踢着被丢弃的报纸

在他的眼睛里你看不到自豪的神采

双手散漫地垂在身旁

过期的报纸上,写着过期的故事

你怎么能说自己孤独呢

说太阳都不肯为你散发光亮

让我牵着你的手

带着你走过伦敦的街头吧

让你看看那儿发生的事情

它们会把你来改变

你可见过那年华不再的女子

姗姗走过伦敦的街头

披散她肮脏的头发和破烂的衣服

她没有空儿停下来聊点什么

只是一个劲儿向前走着

带着两只旅行包,那是她的全部家当

所以你怎么能说自己孤独呢

说太阳都不肯把你照耀

让我牵着你的手

带着你走过伦敦的街头吧

让你看看那儿发生的事情

它们会把你来改变

十一点一刻,古旧的咖啡夜店里

还是那同一个老人独自坐在那儿

越过他茶杯的边缘看着这个世界

每一杯他都会喝一个小时,然后孤独地回家去

你见过那些老去的男人们吗

他们结束了海上的漂泊使命

记忆和他佩戴的缎带一起慢慢褪色

在这个城市的冬季,细雨呜咽出辛酸的惋惜

为着被遗忘的英雄

和这毫不在乎的世界

所以你怎么能说自己孤独呢

说连太阳都不肯把你照耀

让我牵着你的手

带着你走过伦敦的街头吧

让你看看那儿发生的事情

它们会把你来改变

背景简介:

“Streets of London”是英国歌手拉尔富·麦可泰尔(Ralph Mctell)1969年的作品,当时他才二十四岁,根据自己流浪多年的经历,以及在伦敦卖唱的感受而创作,是对一些自怨自艾、认为自己孤独寂寞的人的告白。这首歌是Ralph毕生最具有代表性的经典,翻唱者至少超过两百位,比如资深英国老牌歌手罗杰.惠特克(Roger Whittaker),布鲁斯·斯普林斯汀(Bruce Springsteen)与艾瑞莎.富兰克林(Aretha Franklin),以及华人演艺界巨星张国荣(Leslie Cheung)等等。