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Je vous «post» (ah l’affreux mot !) les paroles de cette chanson de Dylan intitulée simplement «Mozambique». Une chanson des seventies qui n’a pas eu le succès de Blowin’ in the Wind mais qui traduit bien l’ambiance des premières heures de l’indépendance. « It’s so unique to be among the lovely people living free upon the beach of sunny Mozambique». Cette douceur de vivre n’a pas totalement disparu. Un paradis perdu à retrouver en quelque sorte.

I like to spend some time in Mozambique
The sunny sky is aqua blue
And all the couples dancing cheek to cheek
It’s very nice to stay a week or two
And maybe fall in love just me and you.

There’s a lot of pretty girls in Mozambique
And plenty time for good romance
And everybody likes to stop and speak
To give the special one you seek a chance
Or maybe say hello with just a glance.

Lying next to her by the ocean
Reaching out and touching her hand
Whispering your secret emotion
Magic in a magical land.

And when it’s time for leaving Mozambique
To say goodbye to sand and sea
You turn around to take a final peek
And you see why it’s so unique to be
Among the lovely people living free
Upon the beach of sunny Mozambique.

Mozambique, Bob Dylan & Jacques Levy, sur l’album Desire 1976. Copyright © 1975 Ram’s Horn Music.

Pour citer cet article (format MLA) : Traynard, Yves. « Mozambique 70’s ». 2024 [En ligne]. Page consultée en 2024. <>

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