Le clochard

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An old man walking along the Bosphorus, a long white beard, lightly dressed in the cold weather of December. He reads a book and looks very tense. The song is an inspiration about that man, thinking he might be an immigrant, probably homeless and looking like an educated man. The war in Syria might have taken him away from his homeland and now he is lonesome, reading, is he afraid? Did anyone notice him?

lyrics

"Le clochard"

En marchant près de l'eau,
La neige craque sous tes pieds
Le poids fatal de tes vieux os
Quelques flocons dans l'eau

Tu es blanc comme la neige
Ta barbe blanche est élégante
Ton chapeau noir rempli de neige
Mais tu as les dents noires !

Tu es un clochard
Et tu as peur du noir
Tu as les crocs le soir
Tu n'as plus d'espoir

Tu es un clochard
Et tu as peur du noir
Tu as les crocs le soir
Tu n'as plus d'espoir

Avant au chaud tu dormais
Du bon thé noir tu sirotais
Dans un pays voisin tu vivais
Tu as déménagé

Tu as le mal du pays
Maintenant il fait gris
Tes dents blanches ont jaunies
Tu dors dans les débris

Tu es un clochard
Et tu as peur du noir
Tu as les crocs le soir
Tu n'as plus d'espoir

credits

from Uncle Joe, released December 19, 2019
Musicians:

Hugo Labattut: vocals, resonator guitar
Ersin Erçin: banjo guitar
Alessandro Tomei: drums
Peter Salvucci: tenor saxophone
Aaron Goldsmith: doublebass

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BLOUZouki Lisbon, Portugal

Blouzouki is an international band led by the french songwriter Hugo Labattut. His songs are inspired by his travels around the world. From blues to swing or acoustic french style, his songs are the combination of all his inspirations such as Tom Waits, Sanseverino, Serge Gainsbourg, Ry Cooder, The Doors, Iggy Pop… ... more

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