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Nellie McKay: "The Dog Song"

ネリー・マッケイ 「犬の歌」

February 2, 2008

動物好きのネリー・マッケイが、お気に入りの犬に向けて、きらめく賛辞を歌にします。 彼女は、私たち皆が同じようにすべきだと言っています。 つまり、「迷子の動物の収容所に行って 犬を一匹連れて帰ってくればいいわ そしてその子の立派な飼い主になるの」

Nellie McKay - Singer/songwriter
Nellie McKay sings, croons, raps, grooves and -- barks? -- to glowing critical acclaim. Full bio

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I’d like to dedicate this next song to Carmelo,
この歌をカーメロに捧げます
00:18
who was put to sleep a couple of days ago, because he got too old.
カーメロはもうずいぶん年をとっていて、数日前、安楽死で天に召されました
00:21
But apparently he was a very nice dog
カーメロは本当にいい子でした
00:26
and he always let the cat sleep in the dog bed.
自分のベッドをいつも 猫に貸してあげてたのよ
00:28
♫ (Dog panting noise) Heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh. ♫
♫(犬が息を吐く音) ハッハッハッハッハッハッハッハッ♫
00:35
♫ I'm just a'walking my dog, singing my song, strolling along. ♫
♫二人でお散歩よ あの歌を歌いながら、ぶらぶら歩いて♫
00:39
♫ Yeah, it's just me and my dog, catching some sun. We can't go wrong. ♫
♫二人きり、お日さまを浴びて 二人なら全てがうまくいくに違いないわ♫
00:45
♫ My life was lonely and blue. ♫
♫私の人生は寂しくて憂鬱なものだった♫
00:53
♫ Yeah, I was sad as a sailor, ♫
♫そう、海を渡る水兵みたいに孤独だったの♫
00:56
♫ I was an angry 'un too. ♫
♫腹を立ててもいたわ♫
01:00
♫ Then there was you -- appeared when I was entangled with youth and fear, ♫
♫まだ若くて不安でいっぱいだったの いつもピリピリしてて♫
01:03
♫ and nerves jingle jangled, vermouth and beer were getting me mangled up. ♫
♫ベルモットとビールに溺れかけてた そこにあなたが現れた♫
01:10
♫ But then I looked in your eyes ♫
♫あなたの瞳をのぞきこむと♫
01:16
♫ and I was no more a failure. ♫
♫自分はダメなんかじゃないって思えたの♫
01:19
♫ You looked so wacky and wise. ♫
♫あなたはとても個性的だったし そしてとても賢そうだった♫
01:22
♫ And I said, "Lord, I'm happy, 'cause I'm just a'walking my dog, ♫
♫私は言ったの 「なんて幸せなのかしら!」♫
01:26
♫ catching some sun. We can't go wrong." ♫
♫「お日さまを浴びてお散歩よ 二人なら全てがうまくいくに違いないわ」♫
01:31
♫ Yeah, it's just me and my dog, singing our song, strolling along. ♫
♫そう、二人きりで あの歌を歌いながら、ぶらぶら歩いて♫
01:35
♫ 'Cause I don't care about your hating and your doubt, ♫
♫嫌ったり、疑ったり あなたはそんな感情とは無関係だし♫
01:41
♫ and I don't care what the politicians spout. ♫
♫それに私、ゴマすり屋の人達の たわ言には関心がないから♫
01:44
♫ If you need a companion, why, just go out to the pound, ♫
♫もし寂しいなら 迷子の動物の収容所に行って♫
01:48
♫ and find yourself a hound, and make that doggie proud, ♫
♫犬を一匹連れて帰ってくればいいわ そしてその子の立派な飼い主になるの♫
01:51
♫ 'cause that's what it's all about. ♫
簡単でしょ♫
01:54
♫ (Dog panting noise) Heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh. ♫
(犬が息を吐く音) ハッハッハッハッハッハッハッハッ♫
02:01
♫ My life was tragic and sad. ♫
私の人生は悲惨で悲しいものだった♫
02:04
♫ I was the archetypal loser. ♫
私は典型的な負け犬だった♫
02:08
♫ I was a pageant gone bad. ♫
コンテストでもてんで落ち目♫
02:11
♫ And then there was you -- on time, and wagging your tail ♫
そこにあなたが現れた しっぽを元気に振ってね♫
02:15
♫ in the cutest mime that you was in jail. ♫
収容所の中でとびきり可愛いパントマイムをしてたの♫
02:20
♫ I said, "Woof, be mine!" and you gave a wail and then ♫
私は言ったわ 「ワォ、あなたは私のもの!」そしてあなたは鳴いた♫
02:23
♫ I was no longer alone. ♫
もう一人ぽっちじゃなくなったの♫
02:29
♫ And I was no more a boozer. ♫
酔っ払いの自分ともおさらばよ♫
02:31
♫ We'll make the happiest home. ♫
お家で素敵な時間を過ごすの♫
02:34
♫ And I said, "Lord, I'm happy, 'cause I’m just a'walking my dog, ♫
私は言った 「神様、私は幸せ だってこの子と散歩してるんだもの」♫
02:37
♫ singing my song, strolling along." ♫
あの歌を歌いながら ぶらぶらしてね♫
02:41
♫ Yeah, it's just me and my dog, catching some sun. We can't go wrong, ♫
そうよ、私とあなただけ お日さまを浴びて 二人なら全てがうまくいくに違いないわ♫
02:45
♫ 'cause I don't care about your hating and your doubt, ♫
嫌ったり、疑ったり あなたはそんな感情とは無関係だし♫
02:53
♫ and I don’t care what the politicians spout. ♫
それに私、ゴマすり屋の人達の たわ言には関心がないから♫
02:55
♫ If you need a companion, why, just go out to the pound, ♫
もし寂しいなら 迷子の動物の収容所に行って 犬を一匹連れて帰ってくればいいわ♫
02:59
♫ and find yourself a hound, and make that doggie proud, ♫
そしてその子の立派な飼い主になるの♫
03:02
♫ 'cause that's what it's all about, ♫
簡単でしょ♫
03:05
♫ that's what it's all about, ♫
本当に簡単なことなの♫
03:08
♫ that's what it's all abou-BOW-WOW-WOW-WOW ♫
たったそれだけよ ワオワオワオ♫
03:11
♫ that's what it's all about. ♫
本当に簡単なこと♫
03:15
♫ (Dog panting noise) Heh, heh, heh, heh, heh. ♫
♫(犬が息を吐く音) ハッハッハッハッ♫
03:20
Good dog!
♫いい子ね!♫
03:22
Thank you.
ありがとう
03:27
Translator:Kumiko Miura
Reviewer:Yoko Morinaga

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Nellie McKay - Singer/songwriter
Nellie McKay sings, croons, raps, grooves and -- barks? -- to glowing critical acclaim.

Why you should listen

Playful, quirky, hilarious, endearing: not attributes of your typical political agitator. But singer-songwriter-producer-activist Nellie McKay merits the description. Her music is whimsical, colorful, catchy and as engaging as it is restless. Toying with antique genres and yet undeniably contemporary, it flirts with multiple styles of delivery while maintaining a sharp social conscience.

For these and other eccentricities, McKay has gained a devoted fan following. On stage and off, she's an outspoken advocate of animal rights, a friend and ally to any arch political quip and -- lucky for us -- artistically uncompromising. After cutting two major-label records, her own indie label, Hungry Mouse, produced her latest, Obligatory Villagers.

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