2024-03-31 14:42:20流浪阿狗

老歌亂談(1204)As Long as There's a Sunday

此曲為美國鄉村男歌手Justin Tubb所寫,收錄於其1962的專輯《Star of the Grand Ole Opry》中。1976,鄉村女歌手Sammi Smith翻唱此曲,唯將原歌詞的第一人稱改為第三人稱,同名專輯及單曲均獲得鄉村榜第43名。

Sammi Smith於11歲時就在夜總會演唱,15歲時嫁給了頗為知名的鋼線吉他手,生了3個孩子後於1966離婚。1967被Johnny Cash的貝士手發掘,並搬遷去了Nashville,再經Johnny Cash的推薦簽進了Columbia唱片公司,1967~1969發行了幾首單曲,雖大多都入榜但成績普普。而人的運氣來時,真的是城牆也擋不住。1970,Sammi翻唱Kris Kristofferson的《Help Me Make It Through the Night》,一舉拿下鄉村榜的冠軍及流行榜的第8名,為自己及Kristofferson各贏得了一座葛萊美獎。

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Sammi成名後開始和Waylon Jennings、Willie Nelson走得很近,成為少數「非法鄉村」流派的女性,但未能再有亮眼的佳績表現。2005,因肺氣種過世,享年61歲。Sammi Smith與唱紅《Single Girl》Sandy Posey,倆人不僅歌路有些類似,遭遇也頗相同,後人記得的大概也只有一首讓她們成名的招牌歌了。

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同場加映:Cheatin's A Two Way Street / Sammi Smith

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Though he can't come to see you every day
It just happened the things worked out this way
But that don't mean you're not the apple of your daddy's eye
And as long as there's a Sunday he'll come by

As long as there's a Sunday he'll be here
Cause I know he thinks about you all the time
And just remember that he's never loved you any less
Just cause his love's no longer mine

Now you're old enough to try and understand
That we worked this out the best way that we can
Well here he comes now havin' good time and tell him I said hi
And as long as there's a Sunday please come by
And as long as there's a Sunday please come by