Soul/folkklassieker du jour: Solitary Man

Geen idee welk genre dit nou eigenlijk is, maar ik moet het toch érgens onderbrengen. Vandaar.

Het origineel van Neil Diamond – een onderschatte songschrijver –  is al fraai, maar de cover van Johnny Cash bezorgt me kippenvel.  De tekst spreekt voor zichzelf, dus de gewichtige interpretaties kunnen vandaag achterwege gelaten worden.

Melinda was mine ‘til the time
That I found her
Holding Jim
And loving him
Then Sue came along, loved me strong
That’s what I thought
Ya, me and Sue
But that died too

Don’t know that I will
But until I can find me
The girl who’ll stay
And won’t play games behind me
I’ll be what I am
A solitary man
Solitary man

I’ve had it to here
Bein’ where love’s a small word
Part-time thing
Paper ring

I know it’s been done
Havin’ one girl who loves you
Right or wrong
Weak or strong

Don’t know that I will
But until I can find me
The girl who’ll stay
And won’t play games behind me
I’ll be what I am
A solitary man
Solitary man

Don’t know that I will
But until I can find me
The girl who’ll stay
And won’t play games behind me
I’ll be what I am
A solitary man
Solitary man
Solitary man
Solitary man