Stormy weather

Don’t know why
There’s no sun up in the sky
Stormy weather
Since my man and I ain’t together
It’s raining all the time

Live is bare
gloom and mis’ry ev’rywhere
Stormy weather
Just can’t get my poor self together
It’s raining all the time,
The time…
So weary all the time

When he went away
The blues came in and met me
If he stays away
old rockin’ chair will get me.
All I do is pray
the lord above will let me
Walk in the sun once more

Can’t go on
Everything I have is gone
Stormy weather
since my man and I ain’t together
Keeps raining all the time
Keeps raining all the time

(Ted Koehler/Harold Arlen)

Generalmente i testi degli standard jazz non brillano per intensità e poesia. Forse questa considerazione vale anche per “Stormy Weather” (che potete ascoltare qui nella versione cantata da Billie Holiday, basta alzare il volume delle casse), ma a me piace molto. Triste, struggente, ma con uno spiraglio di speranza. Un augurio per me e anche per voi.


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