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Pearl - Janis Joplin

I4 månader efter hennes död 1970 gavs den klassiska låten ut.

The album Pearl with the song "Mercedes-Benz" from 1971

   

Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?
My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends.
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,
So Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?

Oh Lord, won't you buy me a color TV ?
Dialing For Dollars is trying to find me.
I wait for delivery each day until three,
So oh Lord, won't you buy me a color TV ?

Oh Lord, won't you buy me a night on the town ?
I'm counting on you, Lord, please don't let me down.
Prove that you love me and buy the next round,
Oh Lord, won't you buy me a night on the town ?

Everybody!
Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?
My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends,
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,
So oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?

From the LP:n Pearl (1971)

 

 

Mercedes-Benz (song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Mercedes Benz", also known as "The Politician", is an cappella song sung by Janis Joplin, in which she asks the Lord to buy her a Mercedes-Benz, a color TV, and a "night on the town".

Joplin wrote "Mercedes Benz" together with the poet Michael McClure and Bob Neuwirth, as a social commentary on how people relate happiness to money and material possessions. In the song she asks God to give her the things she has "earned". The song was recorded in one-take.

Use in the media

The song has been used a couple of times in car adverts. In 1995 Mercedes-Benz used the song in commercials for their cars, creating an irony. The song was originally written as something of a negative commentary about materialistic individuals who place too much value on items like a Mercedes-Benz. The song heavily reflects Joplins view of the materialist world we live in.

Joplin's sister owned the rights to the song and allowed Mercedes to use it. In 2007, Mercedes-Benz once again used this song in a commercial.

In addition, a commercial for the BMW Z3 had the driver listening to the tape, frowning after Mercedes-Benz was mentioned, and throwing the tape out of the car after the Porsche quote.

Also, the legendary pianist Glenn Gould used the song prominently in the third and final radio documentary he made for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. This documentary, The Quiet In The Land, is part of what is often referred to as Gould's Solitude_Trilogy.

Note that the song title, as listed on the album Pearl (1971), contains no hyphen; the automobile brand name is hyphenated.

Background

The song references Dialing for Dollars, which refers to an old segment carried on many local TV shows, which required one to be watching the show in order to win.

"Mercedes Benz" (along with a couple rowdy verses of "Happy Birthday", sung for John Lennon) were recorded on October 1, 1970, and were the last songs Joplin ever recorded; she died on October 4th.

Retrieved from "http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janis_Joplin"

Mercedes Benz by Orup (Swedish songwriter) - 190 SL

 

 

 

Du kan ta min Lambourghini, du kan få min GTI
Allt det där är bara plåt och läder och det struntar jag blankt i

Men en sak ska du veta att jag inte tänker ge dig
Jag talar om min största skattDet är en vän med träpanel och hjärta

Nej du tar inte min Mercedes
Mercedes är min bäste vän
Du tar inte min Mercedes
Nej då kan du hälsa hem

Jag sa skjut min hund, prygla min katt, gör av med mina pengar på en lördagsnatt
Ta min fru, gör det du, men du om nån borde veta att: vill du göra mig riktigt illa
Så ta min Mercedes Benz

Vill du åsamka mig smärta och förtvivlan utan gräns
Vill du se hur mina tårar trillar, så ta min Mercedes Benz

Men en sak ska du veta då, att då blir jag till en tiger
Tror inte att du kan förståDet är en vän med träpanel och hjärta

Nej du tar inte...

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Orup (born Thomas Eriksson on November 29 1958 in Stockholm
Stockholm

 

 

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