Soirée calme, voici de doux accents : Oh! my mamma, une chanson écrite, composée et interprétée par la belle Alela DIANE (Extraite de l’album The Pirate’s Gospel, 2007).

Tout le charme d’après moi est dans l’interprétation de cette chanteuse amérindienne : une voix proche, charnelle et acidulée. Alela DIANE fait de Oh! my mamma une mélopée envoûtante!


«Oh! my mamma, she gave me these feathered breaths

Oh! my mamma, she told me « Use your voice, my little bird »

She said: « Sing, sing … » melodies »

And she sang, sang … those melodies

Oh! my mamma, she did give me fancy feet, I’ll be dancing on

And I’ll tap, tap … my toes into those creaking floor boards

Oh! my mamma, she took my little hand and held on tight

All the mamas give the water of their wells,

All the mamas give the babies this very dirt we’re walking on

Oh! my mamma, she gave me these feathered breaths

And your mamma, she gave you these feathered breaths too

And when the sky dropped all those feathers

When the birds sing in the morning

I’ll be a mama, I’ll have a daughter (bis)

And I’ll give her melodies (repeat four times)

And she’ll be my little bird,

And then she’ll fly …  (ad libitum)»