史爺搖滾 (4): 近來我可曾說過「我愛你」?


我不記得第一次聽到這首歌是什麼時候,可能是 1990 年吧。當時祇覺得這首歌頗為不俗。但後來也就忙別的去了。雖然如此,每在不同的機會,此曲響於耳邊之時,心神還是會不自覺地被它吸引。

真正注意到它,倒要拜 Rod Stewart 之賜。記得我第一次聽 Rod 演唱此曲時,心想:這小子怎麼把這首歌糟塌成這付德性? 我這才意識到這首歌每次能對我如此的「勾魂」,除了不在話下的美麗曲調與天衣無縫的配曲,實在歸功 Van Mossion 浪漫的歌唱風格及其有血有肉的詮釋。

這首歌的詞曲都是 Van Mossison 的創作。他是北愛爾蘭人。總給人一種滿身酒氣,狂放不羈的感覺。我倒覺得此歌應是他三杯黃湯下肚後向愛人委吐真情的表現。

著名詩人 Brian Hinton 做如是說:

“One of the finest love songs of the century, which I remember devastated me when I first heard it, as it seemed both something never quite said before, and yet a song I felt I had known forever.”

“本世紀最棒的情歌之一!記得當我首次聽到它時,我簡直是被它給「廢了」!好像既聽到一些前所未見的新思維,又有一種久久無法釋去的舊歌情懷。“

也有一說,說老范此曲是寫他心中的主上帝的。因他在歌中用詞較隱誨,因此也有人認為此曲是老范為他心中的女人寫的,同時可放在兩個不同又相通主題上面:

我近來可曾告訴過你「我愛你」?
我可曾告訴你「沒人能比得上你」?
「妳在我心中注滿了喜悅」
「揮走了我的傷感」
「脫解了我的麻煩」
這些都是你為我做的

晨曦的燦爛
迎接著新一天的希望與舒適
你使我的生命充滿歡笑
你令它更美滿
妳消解了我的麻煩,這都是妳做的

有一種愛,它是高貴的
就如妳我間的愛,它像個太陽
每當日子走到盡頭的時候
我們都應向衪致謝,對祂祈禱

喂!我近來可曾告訴過你「我愛你」?
我可曾告訴你「沒人能比得上你」?

「妳在我心中注滿了喜悅」
「揮走了我的傷感」
「脫解了我的麻煩」
這些都是你為我做的…..

Have I told you lately

Have I told you lately that I love you?
Have I told you there’s no one above you?
Fill my heart with gladness
Take away my sadness
Ease my troubles, that’s what you do

Oh the morning sun in all it’s glory
Greets the day with hope and comfort too
And you fill my life with laughter
You can make it better
Ease my troubles that’s what you do

There’s a love that’s divine
And it’s yours and it’s mine like the sun
At the end of the day
We should give thanks and pray to the one

Say, Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there’s no one above you
Fill my heart with gladness
Take away my sadness

Ease my troubles, that’s what you do
There’s a love that’s divine
And it’s yours and it’s mine

And it shines like the sun
At the end of the day we will give thanks
And pray to the one

Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there’s no one above you
Fill my heart with gladness
Take away my sadness
Ease my troubles, that’s what you do

Take away my sadness
Fill my life with gladness
Ease my troubles that’s what you do

Fill my life with gladness
Take away my sadness
Ease my troubles that’s what you do.

在YouTube上找 video的時後,竟發現沒有能看得上眼的。祇好自己動手製作一段。望能博你的欣賞。如能戴上耳機,則效果更佳:

VAN THE MAN!   老范了得!

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