ACIDPoPSoNGS - Five Oldies In A Row

Oldies, c'est une époque, une catégorie qui regroupe tout simplement les racines de tous les genres et les styles musicaux populaires actuels.


Certains n'y verrons que des vieilleries empoussiérées enregistrées sur des disques qui grattent, qu'ils se ravisent immédiatement et veillent à respecter leur anciens !
Car tous les artistes actuels sont les enfants ou les petits enfants de ceux qui les ont précédés. Et le Rock et la Soul, et le Hip Hop et le R&B n'existeraient tout simplement pas si l'on devait rayer ces titres de la carte du temps.


°1°

En 1969, "In the Year 2525" par le duo Zager et Evansby est resté numéro un 6 semaines au Billboard Hot 100.

Ecrite par Rick Evans en 1964, la chanson avait d'abord été enregistrée sur un petit label en 1967. Deux ans après, largement diffusée sur une radio du Texas, elle attira l'attention de RCA Records qui la récupéra vite pour assurer sa distribution nationale.

Ci-dessous:"In The Year 2525" by Zager And Evans (1969).

Em
In the year 2525
D
If man is still alive
C B7
If woman can survive they may find


Em
In the year 3535
D
Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lies
C
Everything you think do and say
B7
Is in the pill you took today
Em
In the year 4545
D
You ain't gonna need your teeth won't need your eyes
C
You won't find a thing to chew
B7
Nobody's gonna look at you
Em
In the year 5555
D
Your arms hangin' limp at your sides
C
Your legs got nothin' to do
B7
Some machine's doing that for you

Em - Fm

Fm
In the year 6565
Eb
You won't need no husband, won't need no wife
Db
You'll pick your son, pick your daughter too
C7
From the bottom of a long glass tube
Fm
In the year 7510
Eb
If God's a comin He oughta make it by then
Db
Maybe He'll look around Himself and say
C7
Guess it's time for the judgement day
Fm
In the year 8510
Eb
God is gonna shake His mighty head
Db
He'll either say I'm pleased where man has been
C7 Fm - F#m
Or tear it down and start again woh oh
F#m
In the year 9595
E
I'm kinda wonderin' if man is gonna be alive
D
He's takin everything this old earth can give
C#7 F#m
and he ain't put back nothin woh oh

F#m
Now it's been ten thousand years
E
Man has cried a billion tears
D
For what he never knew
C#7
Now man's reign is through
F#m
But through eternal night
E
the twinkling of starlight
D
So very far away
C#7
Maybe it's only yesterday

F#m
In the year 2525
E
If man is still alive
D C#7 - F#m
If woman can survive, they may find








°2°

Herman's Hermits est un groupe de rock britannique des années 1960. Formé à Manchester en 1963, le groupe était dans la lignée du mouvement initié par les Beatles à l'époque. "No Milk Today" (sur l'album Herman's Hermits d'Herman's Hermits) est la chanson grâce à laquelle le groupe allait connaitre un immense succès en 1966.

Ci-dessous: "No Milk Today" by Herman's Hermits (1966).

[Am] No milk today, my [C] love is gone away.
The [E]bottle stands for[Am]lorn, a [E]symbol of the [Am]dawn.
No milk today, it [C]seems a common sight,
But [E]people passing [Am]by don't [E]know the reason [Am]why.

[A]
How could they know just [G]what this message means,
The [D]end of all my hopes, the end of [E]all my [A]dreams,
How could they know, a [G]palace there had been,
[D]behind the door where my love [E]reigned as [A]queen.

[Am]No milk today, it [C]wasn't always so,
The [E]company was [Am]gay, we [E]turn'd night into [Am]day.

[A] But all that's [E]left is a [D]place dark and [E]lonely
[A] A terraced [E]house in a [D]mean street back of town
[A] Becomes a [E]shrine when I [D]think of you [E]only
[D] Just two up two [E]down.

No milk today, it wasn't always so,
The company was gay, we turn'd night into day.
As music played the faster did we dance
We felt it both at once, the start of our romance.

How could they know just what this message means,
The end of all my hopes, the end of all my dreams,
How could they know, a palace there had been,
behind the door where my love reigned as queen.

No milk today, my love is gone away.
The bottle stands forlorn, a symbol of the dawn.

But all that's left is a place dark and lonely
A terraced house in a mean street back of town
Becomes a shrine when I think of you only
Just two up two down.








°3°

"Love Street" est une des chansons de l'album Waiting For The Sun de The Doors sorti en 1968. Elle parle d'une rue à Laurel Canyon en Californie où Jim Morrison vivait avec sa copine Pamela Courson. Cette adresse c'était le 1812 Rothdell Trail.

Du balcon du 1812 Rothdell Trail, Morrison et Courson avaient l'habitude de voir passer une multitude d'hippies dans la rue, à tel point qu'ils la renommèrent "Love Street". Il est dit que le vers "She has me and she has you" indique que Morrison savait que sa copine voyait d'autres hommes.

Ci-dessous: "Love Street" by The Doors (1968).


     Am           G
She lives on Love Street

Gm F
Lingers long on Love Street

Am G
She has a house and garden
Gm F
I would like to see what happens

Am                G
She has robes and she has monkeys

Gm F
Lazy diamond studded flunkies

Gm      Am         Bb            F
She has wisdom and knows what to do

Gm      F      Bb      A
She has me and she has you


She has wisdom and knows what to do
She has me and she has you


I see you live on Love Street

There's this store where the creatures meet

I wonder what they do in there

Summer Sunday and a year

I guess I like it fine, so far


She lives on Love Street
Lingers long on Love Street
She has a house and garden

I would like to see what happens



°4°

"Girl" serait une chanson de John Lennon, mais comme toutes les chansons que les Beatles sortaient, elle fut estampillée "Lennon/Mc Cartney".
McCartney prétend cependant que cette chanson fut effectivement co-écrite et qu'ils l'auraient écrite chez John à Kenwood.
Le titre fut mis en vente en 1965 et figurait sur l'album Rubber Soul.


Pour l'anecdote, on dit que les Beatles entendaient les inspirations profondes du refrain comme le symbole d'une longue "taff" sur un joint de Marijuana...

Ci-dessous: "Girl" by The Beatles (1965).


[Am]             [E7]            [Am]
Is there anybody going to listen to my story,
[Dm] [C] [E7]
All about the girl who came to stay,
[Am] [E7] [Am]
She's the kind of girl you want so much it makes you sorry,
[Dm] [Am]
Still you don't regret a single day.


[C] [Em] [Dm] [G7] [C] [Em] [Dm] [G7]
Ah Girl... oothss [breathe in] Girl Girl

When I think of all the times I've tried so hard to
leave her,

She will turn to me and start to cry,
And she promises the earth to me and I believe her,
After all this time I don't know why.

Ah Girl... oothss [breathe in] Girl Girl


[Dm] [A]
She's the kind of girl who puts you down,
[Dm] [A]
When friends are there you feel a fool.
[Dm] [A]
When you say she's looking good she acts as if
it's understood

[Dm] [F] [C]
She's co...ool....ooo....ooo...ooh

Girl... oothss [breathe in] Girl Girl

Was she told when she was young that pain would lead
to pleasure,

Did she understand it when they said,
That a man must break his back to earn his day of leisure,
Will she still believe it when he's dead.

Ah Girl... oothss [breathe in] Girl Girl

She's the kind of girl who puts you down,
When friends are there you feel a fool.
When you say she's looking good she acts as if
it's understood

She's co...ool....ooo....ooo...ooh

Ah Girl... oothss [breathe in] Girl Girl...





°5°

Scarborough Fair
est une vieille chanson anglaise de la fin du Moyen Âge. À cette époque, la commune de Scarborough était encore un port très important, et les marchands y venaient de toute l'Angleterre, lors de la foire de Scarborough.

Elle a été popularisée par Simon & Garfunkel sur leur album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme en 1966.
Leur version apparaît également dans le film Le Lauréat (The Graduate) en 1968.


Ci-dessous: "Scarborough Fair" by Simon & Garfunkel (1965).

Capo on 7th fret

Am Em Am
Are you going to Scarborough Fair
Am D Am
Parsley sage rosemary and thyme
Am Am Em Am G
Remember me to one who lives there
G Am G Em Am
She Once was a true love of mine

Am Em Am
Tell her to make me a cambric shirt
Am D Am
Parsley sage rosemary and thyme
Am Am Em Am G
Without Any seems nor needle work
G Am G Em Am
Then she'll be a true love of mine


Am Em Am
Tell her to find me an acre of land
Am D Am
Parsley sage rosemary and thyme
Am Am Em Am G
Between the salt water and the sea strands
G Am G Em Am
Then she'll Be a true love of mine


Am Em Am
Tell her to reap it with a sickle of leather
Am D Am
Parsley sage rosemary and thyme
Am Am Em Am G
And Bind it all in a bunch of heather
G Am G Em Am
Then she'll Be a true love of mine


Am Em Am
Are you going to Scarborough Fair
Am D Am
Parsley sage rosemary and thyme
Am Am Em Am G
Remember me to one who lives there
G Am G Em Am
She Once was a true love of mine

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