Woodstockklassieker du jour: With A Little Help From My Friends

Een van de hoogtepunten van Woodstock was het optreden van Joe Cocker & The Grease Band (helaas nauwelijks in beeld), vandaag precies 50 jaar geleden. De wijze waarop hij hier van een middelmatige Lennon/McCartney-song een intense spirituele ervaring maakt is door niemand ooit geëvenaard.

What would you think if I sang out of tune?
Would you stand up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song
And I’ll try not to sing out of key

Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mh, I get high with a little help from my friends
Mh, gonna try with a little help from my friends

What do I do when my love is away?
Does it worry you to be alone?
How do I feel by the end of the day?
Are you sad because you’re on your own?

No, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mh, get high with a little help from my friends
Mh, gonna try with a little help from my friends

Do you need anybody?
I need somebody to love
Could it be anybody?
I want somebody to love

Uitgelichte afbeelding: Door Woodstock Whisperer – Eigen werk, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=75526619