Jose Feliciano

今晚整理舊唱片,找到 Jose Feliciano 的 The Best Of。Feliciano 是很老牌的盲人歌手,走紅於70年代,主要唱別人的歌,但他的聲線獨特,結他技巧出色,所以經他演繹的歌都別有風味,極受歡迎。我想很多老餅朋友都是他的 fans。他有很多名曲,如 California Dreaming, Light My Fire, Malaguena。我找來幾首比較少聽,而我又十分喜歡的,上載到音樂網頁。

第一首是 Nature Boy。我時常都想不通,究竟 Nature Boy 是指耶穌、佛祖、或是自我童心的化身。寫下歌詞,請你自己判斷。

There was a boy; a very strange, enchanted boy.
They say he wandered very far, very far, over land and sea;
A little shy, and sad of eye, but very wise, was he.
And then one day, one magic day, he came my way.
And while we spoke of many things: fools and kings, this he said to me,
“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.”

第二首是 Rain; 編曲無得頂。

第三首是 Come Down Jesus。我譯為耶穌你落黎睇下;究竟睇什麼,請你自己聽聽歌詞。