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« on: July 04, 2004, 03:24:43 PM »

In '' Something to Do With Death' Frayling says that were original vocals to For a Fistful of Dollars. Does anyone know what the original words were?


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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2004, 02:56:48 PM »

In '' Something to Do With Death' Frayling says that were original vocals to For a Fistful of Dollars. Does anyone know what the original words were?He is perhaps.. the most dangerous man who ever lived.                                        
A friend of mine had a copy of the single back in the 70'. I can only remember the first line.....
"FOR A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS HE WILL KILL ANY MAN....."
I think it was sung by an American called PETER TEVIS.
If i come across the rest of the lyrics I will post them here..... Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2004, 05:42:13 PM »

These are the lyrics to PASTURES OF PLENTY
E Morricone did an arrangement of this using what was to become TITOLI(the title track)to FISTFUL OF DOLLARS

lyrics by Woody Guthrie

It’s a mighty hard row that my poor hands have hoed
My poor feet have traveled a hot dusty road
Out of your dust Bowl and Westward we rolled
Blue deserts so hot and your mountains so cold

I've wandered all over your green growing land
Where ever your crops are I've lent you my hands
On the edge of your cities, you’ll see me and then
I come with the dust and I’m gone with the wind

California, Arizona, I'd worked on your crops
the North up to Washington to gather your hops
I got beets from your ground
I cut grapes from your vines
To sat on our table’s and light sparkling wine

Green pastures of plenty from dry desert ground
From the grand Coulee Dam where the water runs down
Every state of this Union us migrants have been
We come with the dust and we’re gone,  with the wind

We come with the dust and we’re gone,  with the wind

And we're gone.. with the wind...
 

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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2004, 05:47:41 PM »

there was also a vocal version done of the "theme" from FISTFUL OF DOLLARS, the trumpet led dirge used for the marches, gunfight music etc.

Lyrics to Per un pugno di dollari

The hate among men
That comes from the wanting of gold
Destroys everyone - young and old

When men reach the end of the chase
And find that their life is a waste
They find their gold was in their chances
Now there's no new chance
No second chance
No new chance

When hate rules men's hearts
A strange kind of justice prevails

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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2004, 10:32:57 AM »

I also read that Morricone took his inspiration from a Mexican funeral hymn.

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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2004, 06:12:44 AM »

 Huh

Yes, but in the version that's heard within the movie itself, what's being sung in those little vocal drops?

It sounds like a choir chanting, "We can fight! We can fight!"

Is that right, or are the words in Italian and saying something totally different?

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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2004, 07:27:28 PM »

Where can I here woody Guthries Pastures of Plenty which was the apparent  inspiration for Titoli

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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2004, 11:43:43 AM »

Where can I here woody Guthries Pastures of Plenty which was the apparent  inspiration for Titoli

Just heard two versions by Alison Krauss (who?) and  Odetta(who?)....absolutly nothing like Titloli
Who came up with the notion it inspired Titoli?

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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2004, 07:29:55 PM »

Just heard two versions by Alison Krauss (who?) and  Odetta(who?)....absolutly nothing like Titloli
Who came up with the notion it inspired Titoli?
i think maybe titoli was simply inspired  by the guthrie tune. with  trumpet  as centerpiece.  


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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2005, 05:08:47 PM »

No, the vocals are not "we can fight", they are "with the wind", absolutely.  I just got hold of the film music with two tracks with the vocals included; the chants begin just after the words "with the wind" are sung, and they are clearly "with the wind" as well.  The lyrics by Woody Guthrie posted above by "Visitor" are about 99% correct, the vocalist makes a few minor changes.  Also, the lyrics to "Per un pugno di dollari" posted by "Visitor" in the subsequent post are also correct.  So, it's "with the wind", see the Woody Guthrie lyrics above.  Of course, the Grand Coulee Dam wasn't built at the time of FOD, and Arizona didn't become a state until 1912....

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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2005, 06:59:38 AM »

No, the vocals are not "we can fight", they are "with the wind", absolutely.  I just got hold of the film music with two tracks with the vocals included; the chants begin just after the words "with the wind" are sung, and they are clearly "with the wind" as well.  The lyrics by Woody Guthrie posted above by "Visitor" are about 99% correct, the vocalist makes a few minor changes.  Also, the lyrics to "Per un pugno di dollari" posted by "Visitor" in the subsequent post are also correct.  So, it's "with the wind", see the Woody Guthrie lyrics above.  Of course, the Grand Coulee Dam wasn't built at the time of FOD, and Arizona didn't become a state until 1912....

Morricone recorded that song a couple of years before FISTFUL, along with the alternate instrumental with Alessandroni whistling.
Leone liked it so much he told Morricone to use it for the main theme .

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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2005, 07:09:28 AM »

once more unto the breech Smiley.

Titoli, the main whistling theme from FISTFUL(NOT the trumpet theme) was taken from Ennio Morricone's  1962(?) arrangement of Peter Tevis's  VERSION of Woody Guthrie's PASTURES OF PLENTY.

the Guthrie VERSION does  NOT sound like Titoli.
The Morricone ARRANGEMENT, complete with responsive chants of "with the wind, with the wind..." was also done as an instrumental.

This is what Leone requested Morricone use as the main music for FISTFUL.

The trumpet theme AKA "Theme from A Fistful Of Dollars" is a derivative of the "Rio Bravo/ Alamo" type of Mexican trumpet themes, of which Morricone also did a cover version in the early sixties.

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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2005, 10:39:01 AM »

once more unto the breech Smiley.

Titoli, the main whistling theme from FISTFUL(NOT the trumpet theme) was taken from Ennio Morricone's  1962(?) arrangement of Peter Tevis's  VERSION of Woody Guthrie's PASTURES OF PLENTY.

the Guthrie VERSION does  NOT sound like Titoli.
The Morricone ARRANGEMENT, complete with responsive chants of "with the wind, with the wind..." was also done as an instrumental.

This is what Leone requested Morricone use as the main music for FISTFUL.

The trumpet theme AKA "Theme from A Fistful Of Dollars" is a derivative of the "Rio Bravo/ Alamo" type of Mexican trumpet themes, of which Morricone also did a cover version in the early sixties.
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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2005, 07:07:07 AM »

once more unto the breech Smiley.

Titoli, the main whistling theme from FISTFUL(NOT the trumpet theme) was taken from Ennio Morricone's  1962(?) arrangement of Peter Tevis's  VERSION of Woody Guthrie's PASTURES OF PLENTY.

the Guthrie VERSION does  NOT sound like Titoli.
The Morricone ARRANGEMENT, complete with responsive chants of "with the wind, with the wind..." was also done as an instrumental.

This is what Leone requested Morricone use as the main music for FISTFUL.

The trumpet theme AKA "Theme from A Fistful Of Dollars" is a derivative of the "Rio Bravo/ Alamo" type of Mexican trumpet themes, of which Morricone also did a cover version in the early sixties.

Always thought the chants were "We can Fight"?

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« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2005, 12:24:36 PM »

Iceman - I posted this Friday under "Fistful Vocals"

No, the vocals are not "we can fight", they are "with the wind", absolutely.  I just got hold of the film music with two tracks with the vocals included; the chants begin just after the words "with the wind" are sung, and they are clearly "with the wind" as well.  The lyrics by Woody Guthrie posted above by "Visitor" are about 99% correct, the vocalist makes a few minor changes.  Also, the lyrics to "Per un pugno di dollari" posted by "Visitor" in the subsequent post are also correct.  So, it's "with the wind", see the Woody Guthrie lyrics above. 

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