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聴き比べ ニールとミュール『コルテス・ザ・キラー(Cortez the Killer)』

今日の「聴き比べ」は『コルテス・ザ・キラー(Cortez the Killer)』です。

この曲はニール・ヤング(Neil Young)の1975年のアルバム『ズマ(ZUMA)』に収められた曲です。








Cortez the Killer

by  Neil Young


He came dancing across the water

With his galleons and guns

Looking for the new world

And that palace in the sun

On the shore lay Montezuma

With his coca leaves and pearls

In his halls, he often wondered

With the secrets of the world

And his subjects

Gathered around him

Like the leaves around a tree

In their clothes of many colors

For the angry gods to see

And the women all were beautiful

And the men stood

Straight and strong

They offered life in sacrifice

So that others could go on

Hate was just a legend

And war was never known

The people worked together

And they lifted many stones

They carried them

To the flatlands

And they died along the way

But they built up

With their bare hands

What we still can't do today

And I know she's living there

And she loves me to this day

I still can't remember when

Or how I lost my way


He came dancing across the water

Cortez, Cortez

What a killer

Cortez the Killer (2016 Remaster)

この曲をまたしてもガヴァメント・ミュール(Gov't Mule)がカバーしました。アルバムも1999年の4枚組ライブ『Live… with a Little Help from Our Friends』に収録されました。

Gov't Mule - Cortez The Killer (Live)