miércoles, noviembre 08, 2006

They Can't Take That Away From Me

Hoy me enteré que la película "Shall We Dance?" se estrenó en 1937. Era la sétima ocasión en que actuaban juntos Fred Astaire y Ginger Rogers, en la ocasión dirigidos por Mark Sandrich. Por tratarse de una comedia musical, la parte medular del film hubo de ser aportada por dos genios de la música, George e Ira Gershwin... (acaso sentados tras Mark Sandrich, disfrutando al ver a su entrañable amigo Astaire volar gimnásticamente junto a la Rogers en las ahora memorables escenas del salón, me parece imaginarlos complacidos, palmeándose las espaldas, al admirar la edición definitiva de la película). La música, según dicen, fue parcialmente extraída de una composición previa de los Gershwin llamada "Swing When You're Winning". Se decidió entonces que la voz que se imprimiría sería la de Ella Fitzgerald; ya tras los primeros ensayos la contribución de Ella planteó -con mucho favor- el ritmo de la canción, de modo que quedó convertida en un melancholic blues que pasó a llamarse "They Can't Take That Away From Me". Como suena. They can't take that away from me. No, no.

The way you wear your hat
......The way you sip your tea,
The memory of all that
......No, they can't take that away from me.
The way your smile just beams,
......The way you sing off key,
The way you haunt my dreams.
......No, they can't take that away from me.
We may never never meet again, on that bumpy road to love,
......Still I'll always, always keep the memory of…
The way you hold your knife
......The way we danced till three.
The way you changed my life,
......Oh no, they can't take that away from me.
......No, they can't take that away from me.


...........(Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, 'They Can't Take That Away From Me')

1 comentario:

dragonfly dijo...

LATE NIGHT

When I woke up today
and you weren´t there to play
then I wanted to be with you
when you showed me your eyes
whispered love at the skies
then I wanted to stay with you
inside me I feel alone and unreal
and the way you kiss will always be
a very special thing to me...

When I lay still at night seeing
stars high and light
then I wanted to be with you
when the rooftops shone dark
all alone (I) saw a saprk
spark of love just to stay with you
inside me I feel alone and unreal
and the way you kiss will always be
a very special thing to me...

If I mention your name
turn around on a chain
then the sky opens for you
when we grew very tall
when I saw you so small
then I wanted to stay with you
inside me I feel alone and unreal
and the way you kiss will always be
a very special thing to me...

(Syd Barett- 1970)