28.5.08

"mister sandman" (pat ballard)



(fotografia de lola alvarez bravo, "dormido (sleeping)", 1941)


"mr. sandman, bring me a dream
make him the cutest that I've ever seen
give him two lips like roses and clover
then tell him that his lonesome nights are over.

mr. sandman, I'm so alone
don't have nobody to call my own
please turn on your magic beam
mr. sandman, bring me a dream.

mr. sandman, bring me a dream
make him the cutest that I've ever seen
give him the word that I'm not a rover
then tell him that his lonesome nights are over.
mr. sandman, I'm so alone
don't have nobody to call my own
please turn on your magic beam
mr. sandman, bring me a dream.

mr. sandman bring us a dream
give him a pair of eyes with a "come-hither" gleam
give him a lonely heart like pagliacci
and lots of wavy hair like Liberace
mr sandman, someone to hold
would be so peachy before we're too old
so please turn on your magic beam
mr sandman, bring us, please, please, please
mr sandman, bring us a dream." (1)

the chordettes




(1) retirado do cd das chordettes, born to be with you (2002)

as chordettes foram um dos melhores grupos femininos dos anos 50, verdadeiras precursoras do fenómeno das girl groups, onde se destacam as supremes, shirelles, ronettes e tantas outras. "mister sandman" constitui o seu hino à posteridade.

2 comentários:

sinhã, a. disse...

Um brinde à posteridade. :-)

Vasco dos Santos disse...

Jorge Vicente, releve-me o atraso em referência ao seu comentário e debite-o ao fraco conhecimento no manejo desta encrenca eletrônica.
Bem haja pelo estímulo.Afinal´reside aí o conforto do poeta e do escritor desconhecido.
Obrigado.
Vasco