Provo-Ole Grünbaum og musikken, en replik

30. oktober 2009

I sin underholdende skildring af tresserne, “Bar røv i tresserne”, henviser Ole Grünbaum løbende til den musik, der spillede som et lydspor til provokationerne og de happenings, han var en del af. Og erindringen er som bekendt ikke altid et sandhedsvidne. Fx husker Ole et Stones-album med titlen “Sympathy for the Devil”. Men han mener selvfølgelig “Beggars Banquet”, som benævnte sang er en del af. Men sÃ¥dan gÃ¥r det jo, nÃ¥r erindringen spiller en et pus. Det fik mig sÃ¥ til at tænke pÃ¥, at netop den sang nok er en af Stones’ mest omdiskuterede. I sangen – som Mick Jagger skrev – indtages djævelens synspunkt. Jagger, der er og altid har været bandets intellektuelle alibi, hentede sin inspiration fra Dylan, fransk digtekunst og Mikhail Bulgakovs roman Mesteren og Margarita, som citeres mere eller mindre skjult i sangteksten. Men samtidig er sangen ogsÃ¥ en almenpolitisk kommentar til tiden og den drejning, som den menneskelige historie har taget i den endeløse (?) kamp mellem det onde og det gode. Sangen fik en ekstra dimension, da Stones spillede den pÃ¥ Altamont-festivalen, hippie-make-peace-not-love-festivalernes antiklimaks…

Please allow me to introduce myself
I’m a man of wealth and taste
I’ve been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man’s soul and faith

And I was ’round when Jesus Christ
Had his moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Pilate
Washed his hands and sealed his fate

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game

I stuck around St. Petersburg
When I saw it was a time for a change
Killed the Czar and his ministers
Anastasia screamed in vain

I rode a tank
in the general’s rank
When the Blitzkrieg raged
And the bodies stank

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name, oh yeah
Ah, what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, oh yeah
(woo woo, woo woo)

I watched with glee
While your kings and queens
Fought for ten decades
For the gods they made
(woo woo, woo woo)

I shouted out,
“Who killed the Kennedys?”
When after all
It was you and me
(who who, who who)

Let me please introduce myself
I’m a man of wealth and taste
And I laid traps for troubadours
Who get killed before they reached Bombay
(woo woo, who who)

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah
(who who)
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, oh yeah, get down, baby
(who who, who who)

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah
But what’s confusing you
Is just the nature of my game
(woo woo, who who)

Just as every cop is a criminal
And all the sinners saints
As heads is tails
Just call me Lucifer
‘Cause I’m in need of some restraint
(who who, who who)

So if you meet me
Have some courtesy
Have some sympathy, have some taste
(woo woo)
Use all your well-learned politesse
Or I’ll lay your soul to waste, mmm yeah
(woo woo, woo woo)

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name, mmm yeah
(who who)
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, mmm mean it, get down
(woo woo, woo woo)

Woo, who
Oh yeah, get on down
Oh yeah
Oh yeah!
(woo woo)

Tell me baby, what’s my name
Tell me honey, can ya guess my name
Tell me baby, what’s my name
I tell you one time, you’re to blame

Oh, who
woo, woo
Woo, who
Woo, woo
Woo, who, who
Woo, who, who
Oh, yeah

What’s my name
Tell me, baby, what’s my name
Tell me, sweetie, what’s my name

Woo, who, who
Woo, who, who
Woo, who, who
Woo, who, who
Woo, who, who
Woo, who, who
Oh, yeah
Woo woo
Woo woo


Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil 1969 Live Altamont S
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