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記憶の中のアルバム2 ボブディラン 2016年ノーベル文学賞受賞と韻の記事で追記

2016-11-06 18:38:52 | 映画・音楽・読書

 2016/11/06 英語で読めばわかるボブ・ディランが愛される理由

東京学芸大准教授 小澤英実
2016年11月06日 05時20分

2016/10/14 ボブディランがノーベル賞を受賞したので過去(2012-09-14)投稿に追記。

2012年からボブディランはオッズに上がっていたので4年ぶりの受賞だ。 1955年生まれの莫言が2012年に受賞しているので村上春樹が受賞できないのは年齢順というわけではなさそうだ。どうも社会的な影響力を受賞のポイントにしているようにみえる。村上春樹が受賞できないのは彼の作品のテーマが内面に閉じられていて社会的に働きかけるテーマを放棄しているように見えるからかもしれない。(それは作品の質には関係ないことだが)つまりノーベル賞向きではないということか。


例えばBlowin' In The Wind、The Times They Are-A-Changin'、Don't Think Twice、It's All Right、Mr. Tambourine Manなどは題名を見ただけで即座にボブ・ディランの歌が頭の中で聞こえてくる。これはオペラなどの曲名と曲の関係(曲名を見て曲が頭に浮かんでこない)をなかなか覚えられない私にとって極めて珍しいことで、われながら感心してしまう。長年よく聞きこんだということなのだろう。他にもLike A Rolling Stone、Just Like A Woman、Lay Lady Lay、If Not For You、Knockin' on Heaven's doorなど、が同様に曲名だけで曲と歌声が頭に浮かぶ。

ボブ・ディランが今年のノーベル文学賞候補の一人だという。英国のノーベル賞受賞者を当てるためのオッズが村上春樹や中国の作家莫言とよい勝負なのだと報じられていた。ボブ・ディランの歌詞の文学性が高いために候補に挙げられているという。歌詞までノーベル文学賞の対象になるということで、少し驚きがあり、歌詞も詩なのだから当然だと再考して思う。村上春樹はこのところ毎年候補に挙げられては受賞できないでいるが今年も強敵が揃っている。

以下は所蔵アルバム。

"The Times They Are A-Changin'"

なるほど韻を踏んでいるとは感じていたが改めてその韻の多様さと多さを再認識する。太字部分が韻で頭韻や脚韻それFor the times they are a-changin'.のように各節ごとの韻も。これが内容と相まって強い印象と記憶に残りやすさを生む。

Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside
And it is ragin'
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don't criticize
What you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin'
Please get out of the new one
If you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'.

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin'
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'.


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angled Up In Blue
Simple Twist Of Fate
You're A Big Girl Now
Idiot Wind
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
Meet Me In The Morning
Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts
If You See Her Say Hello
Shelter From The Storm
Buckets Of Rain

"The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest"

Well, Frankie Lee and Judas Priest
They were the best of friends
So when Frankie Lee needed more money one day
Judas quickly pulled out a roll of tens
And placed them on a footstool
Just above the plotted plain
Sayin', "Take your pick, Frankie Boy
My loss will be your gain".

Well, Frankie Lee, he sat right down
And put his fingers to his chin
But with the cold eyes of Judas on him
His head began to spin
"Would ya please not stare at me like that", he said
"It's just my foolish pride
But sometimes a man must be alone
And this is no place to hide".

Well, Judas he just winked and said
"All right, I'll leave you here
But you'd better hurry up and choose
Which of those bills you want
Before they all disappear"
"I'm gonna start my pickin' right now
Just tell me where you''ll be".

Judas pointed down the road
And said, "Eternity"
"Eternity ?" said Frankie Lee
With a voice as cold as ice
"That's right", said Judas Priest, "Eternity
Though you might call it Paradise"
"I don't call it anything"
Said Frankie Lee with a smile
"All right", said Judas Priest
"I'll see you after a while".

Well, Frankie Lee, he sat back down
Feelin' low and mean
When just then a passing stranger
Burst upon the scene
Saying, "Are you Frankie Lee, the gambler
Whose father is deceased ?
Well, if you are
There's a fellow callin' you down the road
And they say his name is Priest".
"Oh yes, he is my friend"
Said Frankie Lee in fright
"I do recall him very well
In fact, he just left my sight"
Yes, that's the one", said the stranger
As quit as a mouse.
"Well, my message is, he's down the road
Stranded in a house".

Well, Frankie Lee he panicked
He dropped ev'rythimg and ran
Until he came up to the spot
Where Judas Priest did stand
"What kind of a house is this", he said
"Where I have come to roam ?"
"It's not a house", said Judas Priest
"It's not a house, it's a home".

Well, Frankie Lee he trembled
He soon lost all control
Over ev'rything which he had made
While the mission bells did toll
He just stood there starring
At that big house as bright as any sun
With four and twenty windows
And a woman's face in ev'ry one.

Well, up the stairs ran Frankie Lee
With a soulful bounding leap
And foaming at the mouth
He began to make his midnight creep
For sixteen nights and days he raved
But on the seventeenth he burst
Into the arms of Judas Priest
Which is where he died of thirst.

No one tried to say a thing
When they carried him out in jest
Except of course, the little neighbor boy
Who carried him to rest
And he just walked along alone
Whit his guilt so well concealed
And muttered underneath his breath
"Nothing is revealed".
Well, the moral of the story
The moral of the song
Is simply that one should never be
Where ones does not belong
So when you see your neighbor carryin' somethin'
Help him with his load
And don't go mistaking Paradise
For that home across the road.
 
 
Like A Rolling Stone : Bob Dylan の一番より。

  Once upon a time you dressed so fine

  You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?

  People'd call, say, "Beware doll, you're bound to fall"

  You thought they were all kiddin' you

  You used to laugh about

  Everybody that was hangin' out

  Now you don't talk so loud

  Now you don't seem so proud

  About having to be scrounging for your next meal.

 

  How does it feel

  How does it feel

  To be without a home

  Like a complete unknown

  Like a rolling stone?

 

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