Yardbirds - You're a Better Man than I

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Can you judge a man,
By the way he wears his hair?
Can you read his mind,
By the clothes that he wears?
Can you see a bad man,
By the pattern on his tie?

Well then, Mr, you're a better man than I,
Yeah, Mr, you're a better man than I,
Oh, Mr, you're a better man than I,
Yeah, Mr, you're a better man than I.

Could you tell a wise man,
By the way he speaks or spells?
Is this more important,
Than the stories that he tells?
And call a man a fool,
If for wealth he doesn't strive?

Well then, Mr, you're a better man than I,
Yeah, Mr, you're a better man than I,
Oh, Mr, you're a better man than I,
Yeah, Mr, you're a better man than I.

Can you condemn a man,
If you're faith he doesn't hold?
Say the colour of his skin,
Is the colour of his soul?
Could you say that men,
For king and country all must die?

Well, Mr, you're a better man than I,
Yeah, Mr, you're a better man than I,
Oh, Mr, you're a better man than I,
Yeah, Mr, you're a better man than I.

   

(Brian Hugg / Mike Hugg)

 
   

Note

   

Gli Yardbirds si sono dimostrati alla lunga uno dei gruppi pių influenti di tutta la scena beat inglese (e quindi, sostanzialmente, internazionale), all'epoca erano Jeff Beck, Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja, Jimmy Page, Keith Relf.
L'autore del brano Mike Hugg (col fratello Brian) era uno dei musicisti del Manfred Mann Group e il musicista sudafricano č stato il primo a proporre il brano (il riferimento quindi al colore della pelle assume un maggiore significato) con un arrangiamento pių lento e caratterizzato dall'impasto dei fiati piuttosto che dalle chitarre elettriche.
Nelle immagini la copertina inglese (era il lato B di Shape Of Things) a sinistra e quella dell'edizione italiana distribuita dalla Ricordi (a destra).

   

Versione italiana: Non siamo come voi (Astrali)

 
   

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