PASSING THROUGH on the following CD's: LIVE SONGS 1970-1972
Passing Through (written by R. Blakeslee - ar. L. Cohen) C F I saw Jesus on the cross on a hill called Calvary C G "Do you hate mankind for what they done to you?" C F He said, "Talk of love not hate, things to do - it's getting late. C G C I've so little time and I'm only passing through." C Passing through, passing through. C7 Sometimes happy, sometimes blue, F glad that I ran into you. C G C Tell the people that you saw me passing through. C F I saw Adam leave the Garden with an apple in his hand, C G I said "Now you're out, what are you going to do?" C F "Plant some crops and pray for rain, maybe raise a little cane. C G C I'm an orphan now, and I'm only passing through - So are you." Passing through, passing through ... C F I was with Washington at Valley Ford, shivering in the snow. C G I said, "How come the men here suffer like they do?" C F "Men will suffer, men will fight, even die for what is right C G C even though they know they're only passing through" Passing through, passing through ... C F I was with Franklin Roosevelt's side on the night before he died. C G He said, "One world must come out of World War Two" (ah, the fool) C F "Yankee, Russian, white or tan," he said, "A man is still a man. C G C We're all on one road, and we're only passing through." Passing through, passing through ... (let's do it one more time) Passing through, passing through ...
The french songwriter Graeme Allwright sings also this songs. Here are the french lyrics. De Passage C F J'ai vu Jésus sur la croix sur le mont Golgotha C G J'ai dit "En veux-tu aux hommes pour ce qu'ils t'ont fait" C F Il dit: "Parle d'amour et pas de haine Pour toute la race humaine C G C J'ai si peu de temps, je suis seulement de passage." C De passage, de passage C F Triste, heureux, voyage, dancs ce monde en rage C G C Dites-leur bien je suis seulement de passage. J'ai vu Adam quitter le jardin une pomme dans sa main J'ai dit: "Et maintenant qu'est-ce tu vas faire ?" "Je travaillerai la terre, et je ferai des prières Je suis orphelin, je suis seulement de passage" De passage, de passage .. J'ai suivi Washington at Valley Forge, grelottant de froid J'ai dit: "Pourquoi les hommes souffrent tant ici?" "Pour une cause ils peuvent souffrir, sont même prêts à mourir Meme s'ils savent qu'ils sont seulement de passage." De passage, de passage .. Auprés de Roosevelt encore, la nuit avant sant mort. Il dit un monde doit naîetre de cet carnage. Qu'en soit Russe, noir ou blanc, on a tous le même sens Tous ensemble on est seulement de passage. De passage, de passage ..
the original thing PASSING THRU by Blakeslee Passing thru, passing thru Sometimes happy sometimes blue Glad that I ran into you Tell the people that you saw me passing thru I saw Adam leave the garden with an apple in his hand I said now you're out What are you gonna do Plant some crops and pray for rain maybe raise a little cain I'm an orphan and I'm only passing thru I saw Jesus on the cross On that hill called Calvary Do you hate mankind for what they've done to you He said speak of love, not hate Things to do, it's getting late I've so little time and I'm just passing thru I shivered with George Washington One night at Valley Forge I asked why do men freeze here like they do He said men will suffer, fight, Even die, for what is right Even tho they know they're only passing thru I rode with old Abe Lincoln On that train to Gettysburg And I asked him what he thought to be most true He said every man must be Unconditionally free We're all brothers and we're only passing thru I was at Franklin Roosevelt's side Just a while before he died He said one world must come out of World War II Yankee, Russian, Black or tan Still a man is just a man We're all strangers and we're only passing thru I was with those freedom riders on that bus to Birmingham They said all men are equal, that is true And the answer when it came Brought those freedom riders fame Freedom's colors are red, white, black, and blue
picture: Cohen smoking 52 K