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« on: October 06, 2007, 01:30:34 PM »

I like it very much on the extended soundtrack album. They wanted it for the ending credits?

The lyrics rock. It's so sad...
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2007, 07:19:24 PM »

I'm really glad they didn't use the lyrics, but that's just me.
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2007, 07:52:00 PM »

It's nice as an item of interest, but I'm also glad it wasn't in the film...
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2007, 09:34:32 PM »

  The ending's pretty good as is now with the wind almost blowing Clint's hat off and then riding away with a wagon full 'o death.  What are the lyrics, typically cheesy western ballad you hear way too often in westerns from the 50s and 60s?
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2007, 10:51:50 AM »

Of course, the movie is fine as it is. The song is good in itself. Not to mention the tenor. Afro Who was he?

And, who's the hero of the song? An outlaw or a bounty killer?
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2007, 02:30:19 PM »

Here's the entry for the song in the SL Encyclopedia:

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“Eye For An Eye”/ “Occhio per occhio” (Gaspari-Nohra-Morricone) Tie-in single (7” vinyl ARC AN 4083) released in Italy in 1967 to take advantage of the popularity of For a Few Dollars More, it used Morricone’s main theme as the setting for some impassioned crooning by Maurizio Graf . The A-side English version was in stereo, the B-side was in Italian mono. Currently available on the expanded edition of the Italian soundtrack CD (GDM 2038). The lyrics, by M.G. Gaspari and Audrey Stainton Nohra, are as follows:

Curse the dark and evil day that ever I was born
Curse my mother’s loving care that made me safe from harm
Curse the day I grew to be a man and learned to love
Curse the love that made me learn to hate all men
Curse the day that I became what I was born to be
Curse the happy men on earth who are not cursed like me

Take an eye for an eye, they say
But an eye for an eye won’t pay
All that’s due
All that’s due to a man with nothing left but hate

Let the sun shine upon the sins of men
Let the sun shine upon my dead long stray
Let the stars go by in the black night sky
It’s a world of darkness night and day for me

Curse the day that I was born into the world I know
Curse the day that I became what I was born to be
Curse the happy men on earth who are not cursed like me
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2007, 05:45:56 PM »

  Those are some lyrics.  Sounds like the MWNN has some issues... Wink
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2007, 10:34:04 PM »

Hmmm, maybe those are supposed to be Mortimer's thoughts?
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2007, 02:05:38 AM »

MWNN has no past  Grin

Well, than Mortimer had a lover a long time ago...  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2007, 04:48:33 PM »

IMO, the lyrics are horrible.
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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2007, 07:10:47 PM »

So bad they're good, IMHO. Grin
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« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2007, 02:25:04 AM »

I think the Italian lyrics aren't the same (I understand a bit Italian, and he's singing not the smae things). But I can't find 'em anywhere...

Bad lyrics are not so great problem. Think to the foolish librettos of some operas. They are singing arias very like this...  Grin But the operas are beautiful  Grin

Ok, it's good they didn't use it, but it's a good finale in the soundtrack album. I imagine some poor bandit who is determinated to a bad life...  Grin Because of a woman, of course.  Evil
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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2007, 04:51:40 PM »

Here's the entry for the song in the SL Encyclopedia:


What tune are the lyrics sung to?Huh and is there anywhere we can hear a sample?Huh

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« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2007, 03:45:59 PM »

Iceman - I'm E-mailing the mp3 file to you, about 3MB size, with the English lyrics.  It's to the tune of "Sixty seconds to What" or the gundown between Mortimer and Indio.
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« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2007, 04:35:01 PM »

Iceman - I'm E-mailing the mp3 file to you, about 3MB size, with the English lyrics.  It's to the tune of "Sixty seconds to What" or the gundown between Mortimer and Indio.

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