Marilyn, la seule idole

Who killed Norma Jean? par Pete Seeger

Who killed Norma Jean? par Pete Seeger

La chanson Who Killed Norma Jean? a été chantée la première fois lors d'un concert capté pour la publication d'un vinyle live en 1963.

Ce concert, appelé We Shall Overcome, avait eu lieu le 8 juin 1963, au Carnegie Hall à New York.

La chanson est en suite parue sur le quatrième EP du chanteur en 1965, Little Boxes & Other Broadsides.

Le texte exprimé à la première personne explique que tout le monde est un peu responsable de la mort de Marilyn.

Who killed Norma Jean?
I, said the City, as a civic duty,
I killed Norma Jean.

Who saw her die?
I, said the Night, and a bedroom light,
We saw her die.

Who'll catch her blood?
I, said the Fan, with my little pan,
I'll catch her blood.

Who'll make her shroud?
I, said the Lover, my guilt to cover,
I'll make her shroud.

Who'll dig her grave?
The tourist will come and join in the fun,
He'll dig her grave.

Who'll be chief mourners?
We who represent, and lose our ten percent.
We'll be the chief mourners.

Who'll bear the pall?
We, said the Press, in pain and distress,
We'll bear the pall.

Who'll toll the bell?
I, screamed the mother, locked in her tower,
I'll pull the bell.

Who'll soon forget?
I, said the Page, beginning to fade,
I'll be the first to forget.

Paroles de Norman Rosten.
Musique de Pete Seeger.
TRO (c) 1963 (renewed) and 1964 (renewed) Ludlow Music, NY

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