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sábado, 14 de mayo de 2011

El chofer de la camioneta de la farmacia



En los 60 del siglo XX, Joan Baez cantó junto a Jeffershurtleff una canción de Country llamada en inglés "H' is the drugs store truck dirivin' man" o Él es el chofer de la camioneta de la farmacia. Esta fue una de las piezas cantadas por Baez en el histórico concierto de Woodstock. Sin duda contiene mucha de la cultura que marcó a mi generación, aunque en ese momento era niño.

Además de ser una canción musicalmente preciosa, tiene un contenido que señala el racismo en los Estados Unidos.

La letra en inglés de la canción es:

He's a drug store truck drivin' man
He's the head of the Ku Klux Klan
When summer rolls around
He'll be lucky if he's not in town

Well, he's got him a house on the hill
He plays country records till you've had your fill
He's a fireman's friend he's an all night DJ
But he sure does think different from the records he plays

He's a drug store truck drivin' man
He's the head of the Ku Klux Klan
When summer rolls around
He'll be lucky if he's not in town
Well, he don't like the young folks I know
He told me one night on his radio show
He's got him a medal he won in the War
It weighs five-hundred pounds and it sleeps on his floor

He's a drug store truck drivin' man
He's the head of the Ku Klux Klan
When summer rolls around
He'll be lucky if he's not in town

He's been like a father to me
He's the only DJ you can hear after three
I'm an all night musician in a rock and roll band
And why he don't like me I can't understand

He's a drug store truck drivin' man
He's the head of the Ku Klux Klan
When summer rolls around
He'll be lucky if he's not in town
When summer rolls around
He'll be lucky if he's not in town