Perfidia

一年ほど前に Dolores del Río の “Ramona” を紹介したが、この曲は正真正銘、1939 年にメキシコ出身の Alberto Domínguez Borrás によって作られた。ヴォーカルとしては、1945 年のDorothy Lamour のものが素晴らしいと思う。また、1967 年のジャマイカといえば、ska と reggae の間の rocksteady の時代だが、ジャマイカ出身の Phyllis Dillon がこの曲を歌っている。

 

1939:

Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra:

※ 1939 年に “Tonight” というタイトルで最初にリリースされ、1941 年に “Perfidia” として再リリースされた。

1940:

Jimmy Dorthy:

1941:

Benny Goodman and his Orchestra:

1941?:

Glenn Miller and his Orchestra:

Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra:

1945:

Dorothy Lamour:

1952:

Peggy Lee:

1963:

Julie London:

1967:

Phyllis Dillon:

 

Strangers, and we were sweethearts for so long!
Lovers, until you let your love go wrong!
Kiss me, then give your heart to someone new;
Darling, this is our last adieu!

 

To you, my heart cries out "Perfidia!",
For I found you, the love of my life,
In somebody else's arm.
Your eyes are echoing "Perfidia!",
Forgetful of our promise of love
You're sharing another's charms.

 

With a sad lament
My dreams have faded like a broken melody,
While the gods of love look down and laugh
At what romantic fools we mortals be.

 

And now,
I know my love was not for you,
And so I'll take it back with a sigh,
Perfidious one goodbye!

 

With a sad lament
My dreams have faded like a broken melody,
While the gods of love look down and laugh
At what romantic fools we mortals be.

 

And now,
I know my love was not for you,
And so I'll take it back with a sigh,
Perfidious one goodbye!