Jefferson Airplane

 Takes Off (1966)

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  1. Blues From An Airplane. (Marty Balin/Alex Spence)
  2. Let Me In (Marty Balin/Paul Kantner)
  3. Bringing Me Down (Marty Balin/Paul Kantner)
  4. It's No Secret (Marty Balin)
  5. Tobacco Road  (John D. Loudermilk)
  6. Come Up The Years (Marty Balin/Paul Kantner)
  7. Run Around (Marty Balin/Paul Kantner/Alex Spence)
  8. Let's Get Together (Chet Powers)
  9. Don't Slip Away (Marty Balin/Alex Spence)
  10. Chauffeur Blues (Lester Melrose / Memphis Minnie)
  11. And I Like It (Marty Balin/Jorma Kaukonen)
  12. Runnin' 'Round This World (Paul Kantner/Marty Balin)

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 Blues From An Airplane

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Do you know ...
how sad it is to be a man alone

Have you saw ...
I feel so solitary being in my home without you
I don't know what to do and
I don't know where you are

I can see ...
My life is meant to fall apart some day
Just to be a simple man who sadly goes his way got no girl so
I got no world and
I got no words that I'll say

Hey hey woman make me happy
Like I've never known before

Say say say say you have ever known no heart fore me anymore
something new, what's that sound around my heart
I feel something new,
I'm sure your love you've given must be real I know and
I'm sure of how I can be the man I feel,
I can be the man I feel

(trascritta da Johnny Blasi)

 Let Me In

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Oh let me in I wanna be there
You shut your door
Now it ain't there
Without a word to me
Without a look at me
You turned me down without a care

Oh let me in
Hear what I'm, talking about
I gotta get in
But you keep putting me out
Without a call to me
Without a love for me
You don't even know if there is
One gram of doubt

Oh let me in baby
You're driving me crazy
Your playing games in my mind
Oh let me in honey
Don't tell me it's so funny
I didn't know that you could
Be that unkind

Oh let me in
You know I, want only you
I don't want to be told
by you what to do
Without a care for me
Without a love for me
Who's gonna talk for me
Who's gonna speak for me
You walked away for something
That you knew
Thank's for nothing

 Bringing Me Down

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You're bringing me down
And you know it ain't right
You've been running around love
Staying out all night
Get outta sight
Don't hang around
Your bringing me down

Well the things your doing
Or playing your games
Well you better get wise now
Or things gonna change
Coz' your bringing me down
and you know it ain't right
You've been running around Love
Staying out all night
Get outta sight
Don't hang around
Your bringing me down

Well you used to tell me
My love was your flame
But I had you last evening
No it wasn't the same
Coz your bringing me down
And you know it ain't right
You've been running around love
Staying out all night
Get outta sight
Don't hang around
Your bringing me down

Your bringing me down
And you know it ain't right
You've been running around love
Staying out all night
Get outta sight
Don't hang around
Your bringing me down

Well your love used to echo
From my feet to my brain
Aahh but now it just whispers
Well I think your to blame
Coz your bringing me down
And you know it ain't right

You've been running around love
Staying out all night
Get outta sight
Don't hang around

Your bringing me down
Yeh your bringing me down (Down Down Down)
Yeh your bringing me down (Down Down Down)
Ahh your bringing me down (Down Down Down)
Yeh your bringing me down

 It's No Secret

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Itís no secret, how strong my love is for you
Itís no secret, when I tell you what Iím gonna do
Cause I love you, yeah I love you

Itís no secret, everybody knows how I feel
Itís no secret, when I say my love is real
Cause I love you, yeah I love you

Itís no secret, when you got me jumping up and down
Itís no secret, cause my heart is chained and bound
I love you, yes I love you
Itís no secret, everybody knows how I feel

As I get older the years they get heavy for you ?oh
Is it any wonder why I feel like my whole life is through ?is chained and bound
I love you, yes I love you
Itís no secret, everybody knows how I feel

Itís no secret, everybody knows how I feel, yeah (FADE)

(Trascritta da Stephen Sander
steve_sander@cacdsp.com)

 Tobacco Road

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I was born in a bunk
Mother died and my daddy got drunk
Left me here to die or grow
In the middle of Tobacco Road

Grew up in a dusty shack
And all I had was a'hangin' on my back
Only you know how I loathe
This place called Tobacco Road

But it's home
The only life I've ever known
Only you know how I loathe
Tobacco Road

I'm gonna leave and get a job
With the help and the grace from above
Save some money, get rich I know
Bring it back to Tobacco Road

Bring Dynamite and a crane
Blow you up, start all over again
Build a town be proud to show
Give the name Tobacco Road

Cause it's home
The only life I've ever known
Oh I despise and disapprove you
But I love ya, 'cause it's home

(incisa anche da Lovin' Spoonful e Grateful Dead)

 Come Up The Years

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I oughta get goin'
I shouldn't stay here and love you
More than I do
'Cause you're so much younger than I am
Come up the years
Come up the years
And love me, love me, love me

A younger girl keeps hangin' around
One of the loveliest I've ever found
Blowin' my mind, stealin' my heart
Somebody help me 'fore I fall apart

I oughta get goin'
I shouldn't stay here and love you
More than I do
'Cause you're so much younger than I am
Come up the years
Come up the years
And love me, love me, love me

The things she's doin' keep turnin' me on
And I've been happy to go right along
I know it's time that I said good-bye
I know I can't leave no matter how hard I try

I oughta get goin'
I shouldn't stay here and love you
More than I do
'Cause you're so much younger than I am
Come up the years
Come up the years
And love me, love me, love me.......

 Run Around

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Run time run around
Don't look back
Turn from me and go your way
You left me here
Without anything to love
I tell you
I've had enough of your hands running round my brain
And I've had enough of the way that you cause me pain
So slow down run around
your outta sight (Run around)
Walk with me and stay the night (Walk with me)
We could be near like we used to be before
Oh girl,
I need more of the times that you turned me round
And there's no time to turn away love I found
So couldn't we forget about today
Start again from where we were
We used to dance out to space without a care
And our laughter come ringing and singing
We row round the music
Blinded by colours
Come flashing from flowers
That sway as you stay here by me
Slow down run around your outta sight (Run Around)
Walk with me and stay the night (walk with me)
We could be near like we used to be before
Oh girl
I need more of the times that you turned me round
And there's no time to turn away love I found
Run around

Run time run around
Don't look back
Turn from me and go your way
You left me here
Without anything to love
I tell you
I've had enough of your hands running round my brain
And I've had enough of the way that you cause me pain
Run around

 Let's Get Together

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Love is but a song we sing,
Hear a way we die
You can make the mountains ring,
Hear the angels cry
Now the dove is on the wing
You need not know why.

Hey, people now
Smile on your brother
Let me see you get together,
Love one another right now.

Some will come and some will go,
We shall surely pass
When the wind that left us here,
Returns for us at last
We are but a moment's sunlight,
Fading on the grass

Hey, people now
Smile on your brother
Let me see you get together,
Love one another right now

Hey, people now
Smile on your brother
Let me see you get together,
Love one another right now

If you hear the song I'm singing,
You will understand
You hold the key to love and fear,
All in your trembling hand.
One key unlocks them both, you know,
It's at your command

Hey, people now
Smile on your brother
Let me see you get together,
Love one another right now

 Don't Slip Away

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Almost been a year since we've been together
seems so long ago since you drifted away
suddenly the past has fallen in behind us
now  all I know is I want you to stay

don't slip away,
oh no, don't slip away
now that you're here
we should just let it happen

some things are best if they're only forgotten
you know I'm sorry, but what can I say?
The best years are after tomorrow
but time for changing should begin with today.

Don't slip away.
Oh no, don't slip away
now that you're here we
should just let it happen

you can't hide what we shared with each other
I know you still care and feel the same way
I'm sure there's more love in your heart
than you're showing now
it depends on what you have to say.

Don't slip away,
oh no, don't slip away
now that you're here
we should just let it happen.

Don't slip away,
oh no, don't slip away
now that you're here
we should just let it happen.

Now that you're here

(Trascritta da Alexander Pirogov - 2007)

 Chauffeur Blues (1)

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Won't you see my chauffeur
Won't you see my chauffeur
I want him to drive me
I want him to drive me downtown
For he drives so easy, that I can't turn him down

But I don't want him
But I don't want him
To be ridin' these girls
To be ridin' these girls all around
I'm gonna steal me a pistol, shoot my chauffeur down

Going to let my chauffeur
Going to let my chauffeur
Drive me around the
Drive me around the world
Then he will be my lover boy, I will be his girl

(1) Testo originale del brano di Memphis Minnie del 1941
(Original lyrics by Memphis Minnie, 1941)

And I Like It

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This is my life
I'm satisfied
So watch it
Don't try to keep me tied
So why not
Let me be satisfied
This is my life
This is my Way
This is my time
This is my dream
You know i like it
This is my Way
It suits me fine
So watch it doing
Or i leave you behind
So why not
Fit your life in with mine
This is my way
This is my time
This is my dream
This is my life
You know i like it
I like it
Now tell me what you see
Is it the same thing you want me to be
I've seen it all happen so long before
Please believe when i say it's a bore
I need more
I need more
I need more more
This is my time
I'm doing my best
So watch it
Ain't gonna be like the rest, no
So why not
Get away from the mass
This is my time
This is my Dream
This is my way
This is my life
You know i like it
I like it
You know it's mine

Runnin' 'Round This World

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We've running round this world too much girl
Trying not to see but now were free of them
I understand what I understood before
But loving you has made me understand much more
Is it the music in your heart I love so much
Is it the rainbows of your smile I love to touch
There are red flowers in each kiss upon your lips
The times I've spent with you have been fantastic (Trips)

Well I've seen you in a thousand dreams,
Many many days
Without your love around
I'm gonna loose my way and you'll loose yours
You know what's happening you can't sleep or think now
Shadows they are lifted off off you
We can walk here love where we want to.

Well I've seen you in a thousand dreams,
Many many days
Without your love around
I'm gonna loose my way and you'll loose yours
You know what's happening you can't sleep or think now
Shadows they are lifted off off you
We can walk here love where we want to

 Note

Altre notizie sui Jefferson Airplane & family

I testi del primo album dei Jefferson Airplane non erano riportati sul disco ed esistono quindi solo trascrizioni di alcuni brani disponibili in rete o su pubblicazioni specializzate.

Formazione:
Marty Balin - Chitarra e voce
Paul Kantner - Chitarra e voce
Jorma Kaukonen - Chitarra solista e voce
Signe Anderson - Voce
Jack Casady - Basso
Alex "Skip" Spence - Batteria
David Hassinger - Ingegnere del suono
Matthew Katz - Produttore
Tommy Oliver - Produttore


Data pubblicazione: Settembre 1966 / Numero di catalogo RCA LSP 3584

Chauffeur Blues

Chauffeur Blues Ť un blues tradizionale del repertorio della cantante Memphis Minnie, la prima registrazione conosciuta Ť del 1941, con il titolo Me And My Chauffeur Blues. Signe Anderson lo canta in modo quasi fedele omettendo la penultima strofa.
Nel seguito il testo originale:

Won't you be my chauffeur
Won't you be my chauffeur
I wants him to drive me
I wants him to drive me downtown
Yes he drives so easy, I can't turn him down

But I don't want him
But I don't want him
To be ridin' these girls
To be ridin' these girls around
So I'm gonna steal me a pistol, shoot my chauffeur down

Well I must buy him
Well I must buy him
A brand new V8
A brand new V8 Ford
Then he won't need no passengers, I will be his load

(spoken: Yeah, take it away)

Going to let my chauffeur
Going to let my chauffeur
Drive me around the
Drive me around the world
Then he can be my little boy, yes, I'll be his girl

Me And My Chauffeur Blues by Memphis Minnie
recording of 1941 from Me & My Chauffeur 1935-1946 (EPM Musique 158822) & Hot Stuff (1930-1941) (Collector's Edition 1) & Bumble Bee (Indigo 2005) & I Ain't No Bad Gal (Portrait RK-44072), copyright notice.

Lyrics © 1966 RCA Records / Notes © Alberto Truffi 2002 / Reproduction for commercial use strictly prohibited

Testi © 1966 RCA Records / Note © Alberto Truffi 2002 / Riproduzione per usi commerciali assolutamente proibita

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