Sinnerman

«Sinner Man» or «Sinnerman» is an American traditional spiritual song that has been recorded by a number of performers. The song dates to the turn of the 20th century but most modern recorded versions derive from 1959 changes and additions codified by the folk music group the Weavers. The Weavers’ performance of the song appears on their compilation albums Gospel and Reunion at Carnegie Hall Part 2.

«Sinnerman» (spelled as one word) is one of Nina Simone’s most famous songs and she recorded her definitive 10-minute plus version on her 1965 album Pastel Blues. Simone learned the lyrics of this song in her childhood when it was used at revival meetings by her mother, (a Methodist minister) to help people confess their sins. In the early days of her career (early sixties when she was heavily involved in the Greenwich Village scene), Simone often used the long piece to end her live performances. An earlier version of this song exists, recorded live at The Village Gate, but was never used on the 1962 Colpix album Nina at the Village Gate.

«Oh Sinnerman, where you gonna run to?
Sinnerman, where you gonna run to?
Where you gonna run to?
All along dem day

Well I run to the rock, «please hide me»
I run to the rock,»please hide me»
I run to the rock, «please hide me, Lord»
All along dem day

But the rock cried out, «I can’t hide you»
The rock cried out, «I can’t hide you»
The rock cried out, «I ain’t gonna hide you guy»
All along dem day

I said, «Rock, what’s a matter with you rock?»
«Don’t you see I need you, rock?»
Lord, Lord, Lord
All along dem day

So I run to the river, it was bleedin’
I run to the sea, it was bleedin’
I run to the sea, it was bleedin’
All along dem day

So I run to the river, it was boilin’
I run to the sea, it was boilin’
I run to the sea, it was boilin’
Along dem day

So I run to the Lord, «please hide me Lord»
«Don’t you see me prayin’?»
«Don’t you see me down here prayin’?»

But the Lord said, «go to the devil»
The Lord said, «go to the devil»
He said, «go to the devil»
All along dem day

So I ran to the devil, he was waitin’
I ran to the devil, he was waitin’
Ran to the devil, he was waitin’
All on that day

I cried –
POWER!!!!!!!
(Power to da Lord)

Bring down,
(Power to da lord),

POWER!!!
(power to da lord)

Oh yeah, Woh yeah, Woh yeah

Well I run to the river, it was boilin’
I run to the sea, it was boilin’
I run to the sea, it was boilin’
All along dem day

So I ran to the Lord
I said, «Lord hide me, please hide me»
«please help me»
Along dem day

He said, «child, where were you
when you oughta been prayin’?»
I said,»Lord, Lord, hear me prayin'»
Lord, Lord, hear me prayin’
Lord, Lord, hear me prayin'»
All along dem day

Sinnerman you oughta be prayin’
Oughta be prayin’, Sinnerman
Oughta be prayin’,
All on that day

I cried –

POWER!!!!!!!
(Power to da Lord)

Go down
(Power to da Lord)

POWER!!!!!!!
(Power to da Lord)

Power, Power, Lord

Don’t you know I need you Lord
Don’t you know that I need you
Don’t you know that I need you

Power, Lord!»

Nina Simone

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Nina Simone

16 Horsepower

The Weavers

Απλά δείτε το τελευταίο και πείτε πως δεν ανατριχιάσατε. Αμφισβήτησε κάποιος το μεγαλείο της μουσικής;

~ από KsDms στο Απρίλιος 16, 2008.

Ένα Σχόλιο to “Sinnerman”

  1. θρυλικό κομμάτι, η έκδοση της simone είναι η αγαπημένη μου. έτσι κλείνει και το πρόσφατο «inland empire» του lynch. επίσης δες πως το «oh sinnerman» έγινε «oh timbaland» εδώ : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VIniHewyZU

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