Blowin in the Wind – Bob Dylan:歌詞及意思

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#1 歌曲
#2 歌詞
#3 翻唱






專輯The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan,Blowin in the Wind。 圖片來源自Columbia
專輯The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan。Blowin in the Wind // 圖片來源Columbia

Blowin in the Wind (1963) – Bob Dylan

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

Blowin in the Wind (1963) – Bob Dylan

歌曲Blowin in the Wind,由Bob Dylan在1963年唱出。歌曲長達2分48秒,屬於民謠類型的歌曲,填詞作曲到主唱都由Bob Dylan一手包辦。Bob Dylan在1年前已經寫好了歌曲,而歌曲被收錄於專輯《The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan》。歌曲被喻為示威或社會運動的聖歌,當中牽涉的議題有,和平、戰爭及自由等,歌曲中的歌詞提出了不少反問的句子。

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當然,歌曲獲得了不少殊榮。被列入格莢美名人堂名單中,及被滾石雜誌列入500首最佳歌曲之一。而歌曲最令人印象深刻的是副歌的部份

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
答案是隨風飄盪, my friend(向大家)

副歌的一句,被人視為,這個答案(Answer)模棱兩可的意思,既可以是明顯在你面前,亦可以是觸不可及隨風而去的答案。

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Blowin in the wind 單曲版本 // 來源自Discogs

歌曲的誕生主要是因為當時六十年代的緊張氣氛,當時的美蘇冷戰及越戰等,緊張的氣氛掀起了反文化社會運動,令到歌曲成為了當時社會運動聖歌,特別是黑人維權運動。談到黑人維權運動,在馬田史高西斯(Martin Scorsese)所執導的紀錄片,巴布狄倫:迷途之家(No Direction Home),Mavis Staples對歌曲感到驚訝,很難想像到一個年紀輕輕的白人(意指Bob Dylan)可以理解到當時黑人處境困難。期後,該歌曲啟發了當時黑人歌手Sam Cooke,推出了與黑人維權有關作品,A Change Is Gonna Come

除此之外,當時的歌手Woody Guthrie推出的自傳,Bound for Glory,在很大程度上影響了Bob Dylan的想法,特別是對政治的認知及知識的影響。

歌詞方面

填詞作曲Bob Dylan負責

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, and how many times must the cannonballs fly
Before they’re forever banned?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

Yes, and how many years must a mountain exist
Before it is washed to the sea?
And how many years can some people exist
Before they’re allowed to be free?
Yes, and how many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn’t see?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

Yes, and how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
And how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, and how many deaths will it take ’til he knows
That too many people have died?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

翻唱方面

Peter, Paul and Mary版本 (1963年)

Stevie Wonder 版本 (1966年)

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