Where or When

1937 年に作られた Rodgers & Hart の名曲。歌詞に、

Some things that happen for the first time seem to be happening again.

とあるように、初めてのはずなのに初めてとは思えない、いつかどこかで同じような経験をした気がするという内容になっている。

 

※ clothes の thes の部分の子音連続 (eは読まない) は、/z/で代用すれば良いことはすでに説明した。つまり

 

/klóʊ(ð)z/

 

であるが、リスニングで確認して欲しい。なお、cloth の発音は

 

/klˈɔːθ/

 

であり、/oʊ/ ではないので注意をする。また布巾とか雑巾の意味で可算名詞として用いられるときの複数形は cloths /klˈɔːðz/ であり、あたりまえだが、やはり /oʊ/ ではない。

 

1937:

Ray Heatherton:

Hal Kemp:

1941:

Peggy Lee:

Lena Horne:

1944:

Helen Ward:

1952:

Mary Martin:

※ verse の部分が歌われている。

When you're awake, the things you think
Come from the dreams you dream.
Thought has wings, and lots of things
Are seldom what they seem.
Sometimes you think you've lived before
All that you live today.
Things you do come back to you,
As though they knew the way.
Oh, the tricks your mind can play.

1953:

Patti Page:

1956:

Ella Fitzgerald:

1957:

Nat King Cole:

1958:

Frank Sinatra:

1959:

Dion and the Belmonts:

Barbra Cook:

1963:

The Lettermen:

1966:

Barbra Streisand:

1962:

Frank Sinatra & Dinah Shore:

1967:

The Supremes:

 

It seems we stood and talked like this before

We looked at each other in the same way then

But I can't remember where or when

The clothes you're wearing are the clothes you wore

The smile you are smiling you were smiling then

But I can't remember where or when

Some things that happen for the first time

Seem to be happening again

And so it seems that we have met before

And laughed before and loved before

But who knows where or when?


When you're awake, the things you think

Come from the dreams you dream

Thought has wings

And lots of things

Are seldom what they seem

Sometimes you think you've lived before

All that you live today

Things you do

Come back to you

As though they knew the way

Oh, the tricks your mind can play!