24 janeiro, 2007

Mojo Hand

No blues existem muitas expressões que são comumente usadas por vários artistas, como "mojo" ou "woke up this morning" ou "going down to" algum lugar. E quando eu digo comumente, estou falando sério. Veja essa comparação de uma estrofe de várias músicas gravadas por diferentes artistas em diferentes épocas:





Going to the Louisiana bottom to get me a hoodoo hand
Going to the Louisiana bottom to get me a hoodoo hand
Gotta stop these women from taking my man.
(Louisiana Hoo Doo Blues, Ma Rainey, 1925)

I'm going to Louisiana, to get myself a mojo hand
I'm going to Louisiana, to get myself a mojo hand
'Cause these backbiting women are trying to take my man
(Mojo Hand Blues, Ida Cox, 1927)

I'm going to Louisiana, get me a mojo hand
I'm going to Louisiana, get me a mojo hand
Just to see when my woman got another man
(Tell Me Woman Blues, Texas Alexander, 1928)

Lord, I'm goin' to Louisiana, I'll get me a mojo hand I say,
I'm going to Louisiana, I'll get me a hoodoo hand
I'm gonna stop my woman an' fix her so she can't have another man
(Two Strings Blues, Little Hat Jones, 1929)

I'm goin to New Orleans to get this toby fixed of mine
I'm goin to New Orleans to get this toby fixed of mine
I am havin' trouble, trouble; I can't keep from cryin'
(Spider's Nest Blues, Hattie Hart (MJB), 1930)

I'm going down in New Orleans, hmmmh, get me a mojo hand
I'm going down in New Orleans, get me a mojo hand
I'm gonna show all you good looking women, just how to treat your man
(Louisiana Blues, Muddy Waters, 1950)

Now, I'm goin' down to Louisiana an' get me a mojo hand
My little woman she done quit me for some other man
(Hoodoo Man Blues, Junior Wells, 1953)

I'm goin' to Louisiana, and get me a mojo hand
I'm goin' to Louisiana, and get me a mojo hand
I'm gonna fix my woman so she can't have no other man
(Mojo Hand, Lightning Hopkins, 1960)

Então lembre-se: quando for fazer um blues, não se esqueça do "mojo hand".

Se quiser saber mais sobre "mojo" acesse o ótimo blog do meu amigo Marcus:
http://bluesmasters.blogspot.com/2006/08/mojo-uma-breve-explicao.html