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Films of Sergio Leone => The Good, The Bad and The Ugly => Topic started by: Groggy on March 29, 2003, 04:56:58 AM

Title: "The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: Groggy on March 29, 2003, 04:56:58 AM
  Does anyone here happen to know the lyrics to "The Story Of A Soldier" (the CD version, not the one in the movie)?  I do know about 80% of the words, but some of it is lost due to the singers' accents.  Thanks in advance.
Title: Re:"The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: shorty larsen on March 29, 2003, 05:11:22 AM
Chech this site    http://members.aol.com/Sartana/lyrics.html   You also cand find some other Spaghetti western lyrics.
Title: Re:"The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: Groggy on March 29, 2003, 05:30:39 AM
  Thank you very much.  ;D
Title: Re:"The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: Groggy on March 31, 2003, 05:19:38 PM
  Actually, on the whole, I found that the actual song inconsistent with the lyrics posted there.  For example, towards the end of the first verse, the words listed as "All hope seems gone" - when it clearly sounds to me like "The ruse is gone" (in any event, it sounds nothing like the listed words).

  In the final verse, it's even worse.  Again, it might just be the singers' accents (I'm assuming they're off the Cantori Moderni?  :-\) , but the flag being "Scorched and in ribbons" clearly comes across to me as "Scorched INTO ribbons".  And the last line: "Ask if we dare, our comrades out there who sleep"; the word "who" is clearly pronounced as "To".

  I'm sorry if this annoying; I just love to nitpick.  ;D
Title: Re:"The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: KERMIT on May 07, 2003, 03:21:02 PM
your serch is over. go to google. click in eastwood's official we-site. @ bottem left click destination. scroll up to fistful of music. scroll down to G.B.&U. if you have realtime  installed click on "a soldier's story". soundtrack song will play as many other key  pieces mormorricone wrote . my fav.  "the extacy of gold" .score played as tuco runs through sad hill cemetary in serch of the grave.
mr. eastwood is doing his part to keep this amazing music alive. enjoy.
kermit
Title: Re:"The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: Mr.Filmbuff on June 10, 2003, 05:41:23 PM
The Story Of A Soldier is the best song I ever heard in my life.
Title: Re:"The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: Cusser on June 11, 2003, 07:44:05 AM
Remember (amazingly) that Tommie Conner also did the lyrics for "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus".  I believe "Story" was his last work.
Title: Re:"The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: Groggy on June 11, 2003, 04:40:13 PM
your serch is over. go to google. click in eastwood's official we-site. @ bottem left click destination. scroll up to fistful of music. scroll down to G.B.&U. if you have realtime  installed click on "a soldier's story". soundtrack song will play as many other key  pieces mormorricone wrote . my fav.  "the extacy of gold" .score played as tuco runs through sad hill cemetary in serch of the grave.
mr. eastwood is doing his part to keep this amazing music alive. enjoy.
kermit

Well, Kermit, I've had that site bookmarked for quite a while, but thanks anyway.  And I do have all of the Man With No Name soundtracks on CD, so no need to worry about that.  ;D
Title: Re:"The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: Cusser on December 24, 2012, 09:04:00 AM
Remember (amazingly) that Tommie Conner also did the lyrics for "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus".  I believe "Story" was his last work.

Since it's Christmas, time to re-post this. 

So could be a good Jeopardy question: what's the link between GBU and Christmas?
Title: Re:"The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: drinkanddestroy on December 24, 2012, 09:08:13 AM
Since it's Christmas, time to re-post this. 

So could be a good Jeopardy question: what's the link between GBU and Christmas?

I know this is your favorite piece of trivia, Cusser  ;)
Title: Re: "The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: emmo26 on December 25, 2012, 12:38:03 PM
Question
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Was he the only British involement in GBU?


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Thank Goodness there´s at least one of them.
Title: Re: "The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: uncknown on January 03, 2013, 01:31:31 PM
actually, the correct title is "Ballad of A Soldier"
as with other tracks, the Italian translation on the soundtrack was literal
not idiomatic.*
In America, a song with a story is called a "ballad"
IN Europe a ballad (or ballade) is an instrumental piece.

I was pleased that in his dvd commentary, Frayling used the correct term "Ballad"
- [he must have read my album review 8)}

bruce marshall

*worst example of this in with DYS - "Mesa verde" is literally translated as "Green Table"!!! :o
Title: Re: "The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: titoli on January 03, 2013, 09:12:33 PM
In America, a song with a story is called a "ballad"
IN Europe a ballad (or ballade) is an instrumental piece.

Uh? Which part of Europe? Surely not in Italy. Go to youtube and do a search for"ballata" and see what comes up.
Title: Re: "The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: noodles_leone on January 04, 2013, 02:55:20 AM
Uh? Which part of Europe? Surely not in Italy. Go to youtube and do a search for"ballata" and see what comes up.

In real Europe, not third world.
In France.
Title: Re: "The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: titoli on January 04, 2013, 07:18:41 AM
In real Europe, not third world.
In France.

Does Calvados rate as third world?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_Tb7spkt0k
Title: Re: "The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: noodles_leone on January 04, 2013, 08:04:26 AM
Does Calvados rate as third world?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_Tb7spkt0k

 O0

I KNOW that you KNOW that, in Europe (including France), everything but Paris rates as third world.
Title: Re: "The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: titoli on January 04, 2013, 08:20:21 AM
O0

I KNOW that you KNOW that, in Europe (including France), everything but Paris rates as third world.

Well, ask Frau Merkel.
Title: Re: "The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: uncknown on March 11, 2017, 02:32:16 PM
The lyrics are printed in the GDM version of the expanded cd
Title: Re: "The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: uncknown on March 22, 2018, 05:30:25 PM
Tim Lucas should have read this . >:D
Title: Re: "The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: Dirty Rat on March 29, 2018, 01:35:50 PM
actually, the correct title is "Ballad of A Soldier"
as with other tracks, the Italian translation on the soundtrack was literal
not idiomatic.*
In America, a song with a story is called a "ballad"
IN Europe a ballad (or ballade) is an instrumental piece.

I was pleased that in his dvd commentary, Frayling used the correct term "Ballad"
- [he must have read my album review 8)}

bruce marshall


Like the track 'The Strong'. This is a mistaken translation of il Fort, which should have meant fortress or castle - the place where all of the injured Confederate soldiers are dying



*worst example of this in with DYS - "Mesa verde" is literally translated as "Green Table"!!! :o
Title: Re: "The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: stanton on March 30, 2018, 09:27:28 AM

In America, a song with a story is called a "ballad"
IN Europe a ballad (or ballade) is an instrumental piece.


Not in the Europe I live ...

A ballad is never an instrumental piece of music. A ballad always tells a story.
Title: Re: "The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: dave jenkins on March 30, 2018, 10:22:21 AM
The lyrics are printed in the GDM version of the expanded cd
They are also transcribed in the SL Encyclopedia.
Title: Re: "The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: noodles_leone on March 31, 2018, 02:33:59 AM
Not in the Europe I live ...

A ballad is never an instrumental piece of music. A ballad always tells a story.

In the Europe I live in, Unkown is right.
It’s almost as if there were several different countries in Europe.
Title: Re: "The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: mike siegel on March 31, 2018, 03:06:02 AM
It varies from country to country. Here in Germany a ballad is sort of a song based on a poem, also a story of a special person or event (as in THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE :) ) .
In France a lot of old dance music is labeled as "ballade", also in classical music (mainly piano, remember Richard Clayderman's "Ballade pour Adeline" ? Tortured us to no end 40 years ago. Of course the first thing I learned on the piano back then :) ).
Title: Re: "The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: stanton on March 31, 2018, 05:10:35 AM
In the Europe I live in, Unkown is right.
It’s almost as if there were several different countries in Europe.

What does Wiki France think?

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballade
Title: Re: "The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: dave jenkins on March 31, 2018, 11:13:39 AM
It’s almost as if there were several different countries in Europe.
The deuce you say!
Title: Re: "The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: uncknown on April 02, 2018, 08:14:54 PM
In the Europe I live in, Unkown is right.
It’s almost as if there were several different countries in Europe.


That's unCknown!
Title: Re: "The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: noodles_leone on April 02, 2018, 11:50:11 PM
What does Wiki France think?

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballade

It says it was a poem, but now:

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En dehors du domaine littéraire, le mot ballade s'est appliqué à un type assez vague de chanson populaire, lente et mélodieuse : c'est le sens commun à la fin du xxe siècle.

Did you just try to pull a Titoli on me?
Title: Re: "The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: stanton on April 03, 2018, 03:14:08 AM
No, I just hoped it is the same page in every language.
Title: Re: "The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: uncknown on April 03, 2018, 11:42:59 AM
The important point is:
Frayling used my music research in his commentary (h :)there are other examples also)
What an honor!!!!!
Bruce Marshall
Title: Re: "The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: uncknown on April 03, 2018, 11:44:25 AM
It varies from country to country. Here in Germany a ballad is sort of a song based on a poem, also a story of a special person or event (as in THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE :) ) .
In France a lot of old dance music is labeled as "ballade", also in classical music (mainly piano, remember Richard Clayderman's "Ballade pour Adeline" ? Tortured us to no end 40 years ago. Of course the first thing I learned on the piano back then :) ).

Right. It isn't Story Of Cable Hogue.
Title: Re: "The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: Novecento on April 03, 2018, 01:36:04 PM
Here in Germany a ballad is sort of a song based on a poem, also a story of a special person or event (as in THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE :) ) .

Don't forget "The Ballad of Sam Peckinpah"  :)
Title: Re: "The Story Of A Soldier"
Post by: uncknown on April 03, 2018, 02:28:03 PM
It says it was a poem, but now:

Did you just try to pull a Titoli on me?

Chopin composed many piano pieces he called 'ballade'.