Saturday, December 31, 2005

The jackpot question

Maybe it's crazy to suppose / I'd ever be the one you chose...

What are you doing New Year's Eve? (Frank Loesser)
Ella Fitzgerald

Friday, December 30, 2005

And the bells were ringing out

It was christmas eve babe
In the drunk tank
An old man said to me, won’t see another one
And then he sang a song
The rare old mountain dew
I turned my face away
And dreamed about you

Got on a lucky one
Came in eighteen to one
I’ve got a feeling
This year’s for me and you
So happy christmas
I love you baby
I can see a better time
When all our dreams come true

They’ve got cars big as bars
They’ve got rivers of gold
But the wind goes right through you
It’s no place for the old
When you first took my hand
On a cold christmas eve
You promised me
Broadway was waiting for me

You were handsome
You were pretty
Queen of new york city
When the band finished playing
They howled out for more
Sinatra was swinging,
All the drunks they were singing
We kissed on a corner
Then danced through the night

The boys of the nypd choir
Were singing galway bay
And the bells were ringing out
For christmas day

You’re a bum
You’re a punk
You’re an old slut on junk
Lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed
You scumbag, you maggot
You cheap lousy faggot
Happy christmas your arse
I pray God it’s our last

I could have been someone
Well so could anyone
You took my dreams from me
When I first found you
I kept them with me babe
I put them with my own
Can’t make it all alone
I’ve built my dreams around you

Fairytale of New York (Mc Gowan/Finer)
ThePogues con Kirsty McColl

Thursday, December 29, 2005


For a while I'm eternal / that's the only thing I know...

Köppangen (Moraeus/Bäckmann)
Anne Sophie von Otter

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

I wish I had a river

It’s coming on christmas
They’re cutting down trees
They’re putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
But it don’t snow here
It stays pretty green
I’m going to make a lot of money
Then I’m going to quit this crazy scene
I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I made my baby cry
He tried hard to help me
You know, he put me at ease
And he loved me so naughty
Made me weak in the knees
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I’m so hard to handle
I’m selfish and I’m sad
Now I’ve gone and lost the best baby
That I ever had
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly
Oh I wish I had a river
I made my baby say goodbye
It’s coming on christmas
They’re cutting down trees
They’re putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
I wish I had a river
I could skate away on

River (Joni Mitchell)
Robert Downey Jr.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

A petición

Oh, what fun it is to ride...

Jingle Bells (Pierpont)
Gladys Knight and the Pips

Por tangos

Los caminos se hicieron con agua, viento y frío
caminaba un anciano, muy triste y afligido, ¡gloria!,
a su bendita madre Victoria...

Villancicos por tangos
Esperanza la del Maera

Monday, December 26, 2005

Xmas card from a hooker in Minneapolis

Charlie, I'm pregnant
And living on 9th Street
Right above a dirty bookstore
Off Euclid Avenue
Stopped taking dope
Quit drinking whiskey
My old man plays the trombone
Works out at the track

Says that he loves me
Even though it's not his baby
Says that he'll raise him up
Like he would his own son
Gave me a ring that was worn by his mother
Takes me out dancing every Saturday night

Charlie, I think about you
Every time I pass the filling station
On account of all the grease
You used to wear in your hair
Still have that record
Little Anthony and The Imperials
Someone stole my record player
How do you like that?

Charlie, I almost went crazy
After Mario got busted
Went back to Omaha to live with my folks
But everyone I used to know is either dead or in prison
Came back to Minneapolis
This time I think I'm gonna stay

Charlie, I think I'm happy
For the first time since my accident
Wish I had all the money
We used to spend on dope
I'd buy me a used car lot
And I wouldn't sell any of them
Just drive a different car everyday
Depending on how I feel

Charlie, for Christ sakes
If you wanna know the truth of it
I don't have a husband
He don't play the trombone
I need to borrow money
To pay this lawyer
And Charlie, hey
I'll be eligible for parole
Come Valentines day

Christmas card from a hooker in Minneapolis (Waits)
Tom Waits

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Let your hearts be light

Through the years we all will be together/ if the faith allows...

Have yourself a merry little christmas (H. Martin/ R. Blaine)
Judy Garland

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Minuit, chrétiens

Le monde entier tressaille d’espérance/ En cette nuit qui lui donne un Sauveur...

O holy night (Adam)
Tracy Chapman

Friday, December 23, 2005

Chestnuts roasting

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe/ help to make the season bright

The Christmas song (Mel Tormé)
Nat King Cole

Thursday, December 22, 2005

I´m gonna have a baby

I can see the anger in daddy's eyes.
He’s trying to understand me while mamma cries.
They say I’m so young
And with it they go wrong:
I’m gonna have a baby.

The whole town’s talking behind my back.
And the word they’re saying they think it’s bad.
But my heart is pure
And my mind is sure
I’m gonna have a baby.

The gift of love
Is in me now:
A promise to fulfill
I may never never change the world
But he may… he may.
I’m gonna have a baby.

Joseph, take my hand now: the time is here.
It’s not what I expected; I have no fear.
Joseph, I have heard is he to save the world
I’m gonna have a baby.
I’m gonna have a baby.

Mary's song
Kristy Shoemake

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Twelve days of Christmas

Feliz navidad a todos. A partir de hoy y hasta Reyes intentaremos colgar una canción al día.

The first day of Xmas my true love gave to me / a partridge in a pear tree...

The twelve days of Christmas (trad)
Kathleen Battle, Frederica von Stade, The Wynton Marsalis Septet, The American Boychoir, The Christmas Concert Chorus, The orchestra of St. Luke's. Dir: André Previn

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Cerrado por vacaciones

Para más detalles, ver el Paseante.

A la vuelta prometo intentar (y aviso del casi seguro fracaso) colgar aquí durante las fiestas parte de mi famosa colección de canciones navideñas.

Ea, hasta la vista.