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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!