Crispian St. Peters - The Pied Piper (1966)

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You
With your masquerading
And you
Always contemplating
What to do
In case heaven has found you
Can't you see
That it's all around you
So follow me

Hey come on, babe
Follow me
I'm the Pied Piper
Follow me
I'm the Pied Piper
And I'll show you where it's at
Come on, babe
Can't you see
I'm the Pied Piper
Trust in me
I'm the Pied Piper
And I'll show you where it's at

Girl
Don't be scared to move
Hey, babe
What are you tryin' to prove
It ain't true
That your life has kicked you
It's your mind
And that's all that's trickin' you
So step in line

Come on, babe
Follow me
Come on, babe
Trust in me
Come on, babe
Can't you see
Come on, babe
Follow me
I'm the Pied Piper

   

Autori: Artie Kornfeld - Steve Duboff

 

   

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Il personaggio della canzone, Pied Piper (letteralmente "pifferaio dalla veste pezzata") chiaramente  ispirato alla famosa favola raccolta dai fratelli Grimm "Il pifferaio di Hamelin" ("The Pied Piper of Hamelin"), quello che incantava e conduceva con s prima i topi e poi i bambini della cittadina tedesca. Qui incanta i giovani beat.
La canzone era stata incisa l'anno prima dagli autori con il titolo The Changin' Times , ma divenuta famosa solo con questa versione di Crispian St. Peters.

Nell'immagine a destra il pifferaio come rappresentato nella cattedrale di Hamelin).

The song is inspired to the tale "The Pied Piper of Hamelin", transcribed by Brothers Grimm. In the tale the pied piper enchanted the children of the little town, in this song he does the same thing with the beat generation youth. (On the right the The oldest picture of Pied Piper taken from the glass window of Marktkirche in Hamelin by Freiherr Augustin von Moersperg).
The song had been recorded in 1965 by its writers, Steve Duboff and Artie Kornfeld, as The Changin' Times, but the success arrived with this version.

Vedi anche: Cover adulterate / Le cover / La trasmissione radiofonica "Bandiera Gialla"  / Il Piper Club / Le prime radio libere

 

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