Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967)

Teachers

Leonard Cohen

Teachers da Songs of Leonard Cohen, Leonard Cohen
Teachers, testo
I met a woman long ago
her hair the black that black can go,
Are you a teacher of the heart?
Soft she answered no.

I met a girl across the sea,
her hair the gold that gold can be,
Are you a teacher of the heart?
Yes, but not for thee.

I met a man who lost his mind
in some lost place I had to find,
follow me, the wise man said,
but he walked behind.

I walked into a hospital
where none was sick and none was well,
when at night the nurses left
I could not walk at all.

Morning came and then came noon,
dinner time a scalpel blade
lay beside my silver spoon.

Some girls wander by mistake
into the mess that scalpels make.
Are you the teachers of my heart?
We teach old hearts to break.

One morning I woke up alone,
the hospital and the nurses gone.
Have I carved enough, my Lord?
Child, you are a bone.

I ate and ate and ate,
no I did not miss a plate, well
How much do these suppers cost?
We'll take it out in hate.

I spent my hatred everyplace,
on every work on every face,
someone gave me wishes
and I wished for an embrace.

Several girls embraced me, then
I was embraced by men,
Is my passion perfect?
No, do it once again.

I was handsome I was strong,
I knew the words of every song.
Did my singing please you?
No, the words you sang were wrong.

Who is it whom I address,
who takes down what I confess?
Are you the teachers of my heart?
We teach old hearts to rest.

Oh teachers are my lessons done?
I cannot do another one.
They laughed and laughed and said, Well child,
are your lessons done?
are your lessons done?
are your lessons done?
Maestri, traduzione
Ho incontrato una donna molto tempo fa
i suoi capelli del nero più nero
sei una maestra del cuore?
Dolcemente rispose di noi.

Ho incontrato una ragazza dall'altra parte del mare
i suoi capelli biondi più dell'oro
sei una maestra del cuore?
Sì, ma non per te.

Ho incontrato un uomo che aveva perso il senno
in qualche posto sperduto che dovevo trovare,
seguimi, disse l'uomo saggio,
ma camminava dietro di me

Entrai in un ospedale
dove nessuno era malato e nessuno era sano
quando di notte le infermiere se ne andarono
non riuscivo più a camminare.

Arrivò il mattino e poi il mezzogiorno,
ora di pranzo, la lama di uno scalpello
giaci vicino al mio cucchiaio d'argento.

Alcune ragazze camminarono per errore
nella confusione degli scalpelli
siete voi maestre del mio cuore?
Insegnamo ai vecchi cuori come spezzarsi

Un mattino mi svegliai da solo,
l'ospedale e le infermiere se ne erano andate
Ho intagliato abbastanza, mio signore?
Figliolo, sei un cretino.

E mangiai, mangia, mangiai,
no, non ho mancato nemmeno una portata, beh
quanto costano queste zuppe?
Vorrei pagare in odio.

Ho consumato il mio rancore ovunque,
in ogni lavoro, in ogni faccia
qualcuno mi concesse dei desideri
e io chiesi un abbraccio.

Alcune ragazze mi abbracciarono, quindi
mi abbracciarono uomini,
la mia passione è stata perfetta?
No, ripetila ancora una volta.

Ero bello, ero forte,
sapevo le parole di ogni canzone.
Ti è piaciuto sentirmi cantare?
No, le parole che hai cantato erano sbagliate.

A chi mi sto rivolgendo,
chi annota quello che confesso?
Siete maestre del mio cuore?
Insegniamo ai vecchi cuori come raggiungere la pace.

O maestri, ho finito di apprendere?
Non posso seguire un'altra lezione.
Risero e risero e poi dissero, figliolo
hai finito di apprendere?
hai finito di apprendere?
hai finito di apprendere?
Teachers, tablatura e accordi
Capo II

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  Am          F
I met a woman long ago
     Am                   F
Her hair the black that black can go
     Am           F
Are you a teacher of the heart?
 Am
Soft she answered no

  Am          F
I met a girl across the sea
  Am          F
Her hair the gold that gold can be
  Am          F
Are you a teacher of the heart?
 Am
Yes, but not for thee

  Am          F
I met a man who lost his mind
  Am          F
In some lost place I had to find
  Am          F
Follow me the wise man said
 Am
But he walked behind

  Am          F
I walked into a hospital
  Am          F
Where none was sick and none was well
  Am          F
When at night the nurses left
 Am
I could not walk at all

  Am          F
Morning came and then came noon
  Am          F
Dinner time a scalpel blade
Am (salta un verso)
Lay beside my silver spoon

  Am          F
Some girls wander by mistake
  Am          F
Into the mess that scalpels make
  Am          F
Are you the teachers of my heart?
 Am
We teach old hearts to break

  Am          F
One morning I woke up alone
  Am          F
The hospital and the nurses gone
  Am          F
Have I carved enough my Lord?
 Am
Child, you are a bone

  Am          F
I ate and ate and ate
  Am          F
No I did not miss a plate, well
  Am          F
How much do these suppers cost?
 Am
We'll take it out in hate

  Am          F
I spent my hatred everyplace
  Am          F
On every work on every face
  Am          F
Someone gave me wishes
 Am
And I wished for an embrace

  Am          F
Several girls embraced me
  Am          F
Then I was embraced by men
  Am          F
Is my passion perfect?
 Am
No, do it once again

  Am          F
I was handsome, I was strong
  Am          F
I knew the words of every song
  Am          F
Did my singing please you?
 Am
No, the words you sang were wrong

  Am          F
Who is it whom I address
  Am          F
Who takes down what I confess?
  Am          F
Are you the teachers of my heart?
 Am
We teach old hearts to rest

  Am          F
Oh teachers are my lessons done?
  Am          F
I cannot do another one
  Am          F
They laughed and laughed and said, Well child
 Am
Are your lessons done?
 Am
Are your lessons done?
 Am
Are your lessons done?