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The chairmen of the board - Patches

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Titre : Patches

Année : 1970

Auteurs compositeurs : Norman Johnson - Ron Dunbar

Pochette : Roy Kohara - Bob Wortham

Durée : 3 m 30 s

Label : Invictus ‎

Référence : ST-7300

Présentation : Morceau présent grâce à la reprise française d'Eddy Mitchell sous le titre Cash.

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I was born and raised down in Alabama
On a farm way back up in the woods
I was so ragged that folks used to call me Patches
Papa used to tease me about it
Cause deep down inside he was hurt
Cause he'd done all he could

My papa was a great old man
I can see him with a shovel in his hands, see
Education he never had
He did wonders when the times got bad
The little money from the crops he raised
Barely paid the bills we made

For, life had kicked him down to the ground
When he tried to get up
Life would kick him back down
One day Papa called me to his dying bed
Put his hands on my shoulders
And in his tears he said

He said, Patches
I'm depending on you, son
To pull the family through
My son, it's all left up to you

Two days later Papa passed away, and
I became a man that day
So I told Mama I was gonna quit school, but
She said that was Daddy's strictest rule

So every morning 'fore I went to school
I fed the chickens and I chopped wood too
Sometimes I felt that I couldn't go on
I wanted to leave, just run away from home
But I would remember what my daddy said
With tears in his eyes on his dying bed

He said, Patches
I'm depending on you, son
I tried to do my best
It's up to you to do the rest

Then one day a strong rain came
And washed all the crops away
And at the age of thirteen I thought
I was carrying the weight of the
Whole world on my shoulders
And you know, Mama knew
What I was going through, cause

Every day I had to work the fields
Cause that's the only way we got our meals
You see, I was the oldest of the family
And everybody else depended on me
Every night I heard my Mama pray
Lord, give him the strength to face another day

So years have passed and all the kids are grown
The angels took Mama to a brand new home
Lord knows, people, I shedded tears
But my daddy's voice kept me through the years

Patches, I'm depending on you, son
To pull the family through
My son, it's all left up to you

Oh, I can still hear Papa's voice saying
Patches, I'm depending on you, son
I've tried to do my best
It's up to you to do the rest

I can still hear Papa, what he said
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Trocol Harum Le 20/11/2017 à 12:08
La chanson "Patches" des Chairmen of the Board a été adaptée en français par Eddy Mitchell sous le titre "Cash" et en portugais par Titas sous l'intitulé "Marvin".
Parmi les reprises, notons celle de Clarence Carter, ma préférée, celle de Ray Griff, celle de George Jones & B.B. King, celle de Jerry Reed ou l'adaptation reggae de Garnet Silk sous le titre "Mama".

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