« Cracker Jack », de Dolly Parton (1974)

Une photo récente de Dolly Parton avec un chien et une guitare

Cracker Jack n’est autre que le nom du chien de Dolly Parton. Elle raconte l’avoir récupéré alors qu’il errait au bord de l’eau. Il était alors extrêmement maigre, et elle l’a adopté et nourri "jusqu’à ce qu’il ne puisse plus rien avaler". Dolly a grandi avec Cracker Jack et l’a toujours considéré comme son meilleur ami, un être plein d’amour et toujours présent pour elle. Elle termine la chanson en disant que tout ce qu’elle pouvait espérer ou vouloir, Cracker Jack le lui procurait.

Paroles de la chanson « Cracker Jack »

Once I had a little dog

I called him Cracker Jack

He had a spot around one eye

That looked just like a patch

His legs were way too long

And he was awkward as could be

He wasn't much to look at

But he looked alright to me

 

I found him by the river bank

Just wandering about

He was cold and hungry

And his ribs were sticking out

I snapped my fingers, whistled

When he came, I picked him up

I was just a kid

And Cracker Jack was just a pup

 

I took him home and fed him

'Til he couldn't eat no more

I took him to my room

And put a blanket on the floor

After that beside my bed

Is where he'd always sleep

Each night in my prayers

I'd pray the lord his soul to keep

 

Cracker Jack

The best friend that I ever had was Cracker Jack

But he was more than that

A playmate, a companion

He was love and understanding

That was Cracker Jack

The best friend that I ever had was Cracker Jack

But he was more than that

Everything a kid could want

I had in Cracker Jack

 

Cracker Jack would run to meet me

After school each day

He'd jump and wag his tail

And look at me as if to say

"I love you and I've missed you

And I'm glad you're home again"

I knew just how he felt

'Cause me and Cracker Jack was friends

 

Through the woods and fields

We would often roam about

And when we got in trouble

We would help each other out

I could run almost as fast as Cracker Jack could run

We had a lot in common

And we had a lot of fun

 

He was always with me

When I was growing up

We shared each other's good times

And we shared each other's love

He only lives in memories now

But often I think back

To the days of childhood

The days of Cracker Jack

 

Cracker Jack

The best friend that I ever had was Cracker Jack

But he was more than that

A playmate, a companion

He was love and understanding

That was Cracker Jack

The best friend that I ever had was Cracker Jack

But he was more then that

Everything a kid could want

I had in Cracker Jack

Musique de la chanson « Cracker Jack »

Dernière modification : 21/02/2023.