I fought the law – Chanson de Sonny Curtis revisitée par The Clash

I fought the law

I FOUGHT THE LAW

Breaking rocks in the hot sun
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won
I needed money ’cause I had none
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won
I left my baby and it feels so bad
Guess my race is run
She’s the best girl that I ever had
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the

Robbing people with a six-gun*
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won
I lost my girl and I lost my fun
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

I left my baby and it feels so bad
Guess my race is run
She’s the best girl that I ever had
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the

I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the

 

The Clash, in l’abum The Clash, CBS Records, 1979.
Paroles de la chanson de Sonny Curtis, enregistrée avec The Crickets en 1959.

* Dans le texte d’origine, Sonny Curtis avait écrit « zip gun ». Ce qui correspondait à une arme à feu bricolée, « improvisée ».
La version suivante reprise par le groupe Texan The Bobby Fuller Four, en 1966, emploie le terme « six-gun » qui correspond à un révolver (six-coups). Version qui a vraisemblablement séduit The Clash.

 

 

 

Clefs : armes | combat | contestataire | désobéissance | échec | hors-la-loi | insoumission | lutte | manifestation | rébellion | révolte
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