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Walk the line, a film about Johnny Cash


Johnny Cash's  biography:

-his brother died

- he got divorced

-he had ups and downs

-he eventually settled

-he met a  singer and fell in love with her

Description of both characters:

-They are both good-looking.

What is she wearing?

She is wearing a red dress with flowers and she has got long dark hair.

She is smiling. She is also wearing a necklace. She looks very confident!

What is he wearing?

He is wearing a black suit and he looks rather shy.

Where are they?

They are talking in a café

to wear-wore-worn: porter

a necklace: un collier

good-looking: de belle apparence, beau, belle

shy: timide

confident: sûr/e de soi, confiant/e

What can you see?

I can see a man and a woman

Who are they?
They may be friends: a husband and his wife   or   just friends


What are they doing?

They are speaking. He is playing the guitar  and she is singing a song.

to do - did -done

Dialogue:

In the telephone booth:

-I am leaving in five minutes

-All right! Is everything alright!

-I love you!

Bye bye!

-I love you too!

In the coffe shop:

-How are you doing?

-Coffee?

(Would you like anything?

What would you like?)

-And  some toasts, please!


Speaking to the singer:

-Me and my brother Jack we always listened to your songs!

-You are tired, aren't you?

tired [ai]

It'll slow down

It will slow down  (it will get better)

I better get going!


-It was good to talk  with you!


They get on well  and they are probably falling in love!

Walk the line a film about Johnny Cash

http://www.thejohnnycashproject.com/

Last scenes of the film

On the coach after one of the concert

Johnny:I think it's time now, you know?.

          I think it's about time.

 June:Time for what?.

Johnny:For you and me to get married.

June:Go to sleep,John.

Johnny:I don't want to sleep.

       I want to marry you...and I'm telling you,it's the time.

June:Well, I am telling you, with 100 % certainty...that it is not the time.

It's not about time.It's not the right time.It's not even quarter
to the right time.

 

    

   

 

 

Johnny:June. How do you know?. I mean… June:You haven’t been clean even six months.Come on.Except for a honeymoon, you have not even thought about what you’re asking me.

Johnny:Yes, I have.I have. That’s all. I’ve thought about. June:Well, how’s it going to work, John?.Where we going to live?. What about my girls?. What about your girls?. Well…What about your parents,John?.Your daddy won’t even look at me.

Johnny:June, that stuff will just work itself out. June:No, it does not work itself out. People work it out for you…and you think it works itself out. Johnny:You’re scared.

June:What?.

Johnny:You’re scared of being in love.You’re scared of losing control. And you know what, June Carter?.I think you’re scared of living in my big fat shadow. – That’s your problem. – Oh, really?. – Yeah. Yeah, it is. – Is that my problem?. My problem is it’s : a.m.

June:My problem is I’m asleep.I’m on a tour bus with eight stinking men. Rule number one– don’t propose to a girl on a bus.You got that?. Rule number two–don’t tell her it’s because you had a bad dream.

Johnny:June?. What?. Marry me. Okay. Well, that’s…that’s the last time I’m asking. Well, good. I hate reruns.

Behind the stage

Hey, June?

June?

What's that, dear?

June?

MAN (on TV):
I said...

What's that, dear?.

What, you're not talking to me?

You are not allowed to speak to me tonight.

After that stunt you pulled on the bus...

the only place you're allowed to speak to me is on stage.

- Do you understand?.
- What did I do?.

I don't know.

Why don't you ask your big fat shadow?.

Come on, baby.

Come on, baby.

Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby.

All right, thank you.

Music and song

Johnny:I don't know if ya'll know who wrote that song...
but it's this long-legged gal standing right here...
Miss June Carter.

June:Thanks, ya'll. Thank you very much.

Johnny:So, uh, June, you going to stand over there all night...
or you want to come over here and sing with me?.

June:I'll sing with you,Mr. Cash.

Johnny:You sure that's what you want?.

June:Yeah.

All right. Okay.

Well, folks, what do you say?.

You want to hear, uh, ""J ackson"?.

All right.

Thought you was gonna wax poetic a little bit longer.

No, I'm done with that, June.

Oh, okay, good.

Sorry for the interruption, folks...

but, uh, I got to ask June here a question

before we finish this song.

What's that, John?.

Johnny:Will you marry me?.

Why don't we just sing the song, John?.

No, darling.

Come on, finish the song.

People want to hear us sing.

Sorry folks, but, uh...

I just can't do this song anymore...unless she's gonna marry me.

It'd just be like we're lying.

You got these people all revved up, John.

- Now come on, let's sing "Jackson" for 'em.
- You got me all revved up.

I've asked you  different ways and it's time you come up with a fresh answer.

Please, sing.

I'm asking you to marry me.

I love you, June.

Now I know I said and done a lot of things...
that I hurt you, but I promise I'll never do that again.

I only want to take care ofyou.

I will not leave you like that Dutch boy with your finger in the dam.

You're my best friend.

( whispers ):
Marry me.

All right.

Yeah?.

In case none of y'all heard, she said ""yes"!

She's finally said "yes".


Family togetherness

Grandpa, here, let's talk on this.

What do you want me to do with it?.

Well, you... you listen and you talk.

It's a tin can telephone.

And the sound goes up the string.

Hello, grandgirls.
Hello, grandgirls.

Can you hear us?.

Hello, Roseanne.

Hello, Carlene.

You got to pull it tight, Daddy.

Come on, Grandpa.Talk.

Speak, Grandpa.

- Tell us a story.
- Speak.

- Grandpa!
- Tell us a story.

Here, you take it, talk to them.

No, they want to talk to their grandpa.

I don't got no stories.You got all the stories, Shooter.

Why don't you tell them about the food?.

Tell them about how you made a boat out of the front door and got us all
out of there.

They'll like that.

Tell us!

Come on, tell 'em.

You got to pull the string tight.

It was 1937...

Johnny Cash

Compilation Johnny Cash

 

http://www.lemonde.fr/culture/article/2014/01/04/phil-everly-membre-des-everly-brothers-est-mort_4342946_3246.html

To my mind… 5°5

Correction written expression:

To my mind,

For me,

I enjoy(ed) the song/ this song because

it is funny!The lyrics are funny!

The music is funny and the lyrics are sad!

This is why I enjoyed the song!

example:

“I got stripes!”: sad and funny


I didn’t like the song!

I prefer other styles and other musicians!

I prefer rap or hip hop or…    I don’t like the style of cow boys!

The lyrics are sad but they are funny!

I don’t like the music and the lyrics but I admit that Johnny  Cash did a good job for prisoners. They were allowed to listen to music and they could enjoy music!

were allowed to= étaient autorisés

could= possibilité exprimée par le modal  can écrit ici au passé

In fact, people  who are feeling lonely (seuls)

in prison could relax    (se détendre)

and have a good time! ici j’utilise “could”, le passé” de “can” car

le  fait est un évènement passé que l’on décrit maintenant mais qui s’est passé

il y a plusieurs années en ce qui concerne le chanteur et compositeur Johnny Cash.

On utilise le pronom relatif “who”car il s’agit de personnes (people or prisoners).

Johnny Cash who was a writer and a composer liked the prisoners and wanted them to have fun.

to like est au passé like +ed

to want est suivi de to: He wanted to …

He was keen on/ He was fond of= He liked  helping other people and prisoners.

He was keen on helping other people!

ici on note que  keen on , fond of , et like sont suivis de la base verbale + ing

Johnny Cash died in 2003.  [ai]

died (verbe to die)se prononce avec la diphtongue , deux sons,

il est important de bien le prononcer car on peut confondre le sens!

It is raining cats and dogs! Il pleut des cordes! Il pleut beaucoup!

Il pleut comme vache qui pisse! pour conserver la même image


Songs and cultural facts

http://genkienglish.net/haveyouever.htm

Mother’s Roses Lyrics

We all were called to come back to the old home on the farm
Mother’s passed away what a mournful day
And as my daddy watched his eyes were filled with pain and hurt
When someone stepped upon a rose and crush it in the dirt
Don’t step on mother’s roses daddy cried she planted them the day she was my bride
And everytime I see a rose I see her smilin’ face
She made my darkest days look bright round the old homeplace
Don’t step on mother’s roses let them grow
The way they did since many years ago
They’ll bloom for me each year and I’ll have mother near
Don’t step on mother’s roses let them grow
Years have passed away and how the old homeplace has changed
Daddy had to go we all miss him so
Children pick the roses as they go along the way
But when their petals are abused I hear my daddy say
Don’t step on mother’s roses…

Mother’s Roses by Johnny Cash American singer and composer

1932-2003

We all were called to come __ _______ to the old _____on the farm
Mother’s passed away what a mournful _________
And as my __________watched his __________ were filled with pain and hurt
When ____________stepped upon a rose and crush it in the dirt
Don’t step on mother’s roses _______cried she planted them the day she was my bride
And everytime I see ________I see her smilin’ __________
She _________my darkest ___________ look bright round the ____ homeplace
Don’t step _____mother’s roses _________them grow
The way they ________since many years___________
They’ll bloom for me_________ _____________ and I’ll have mother near
Don’t step ______ mother’s roses let ________ grow
Years have passed __________and how the ________homeplace has changed
Daddy_____ ________ _________ we all miss him so
Children pick the __________ as they go along the way
But when their petals ____abused I hear _________daddy say
Don’t step __________mother’s roses…

Johnny Cash

I got stripes

On a monday I was arrested (Uh Huh)
On a tuesday they locked me in the jail (Poor boy)
On a wednesday my trial was attested
On a thursday they said « Guilty! » and the judge’s gavel fell

I got stripes — stripes around my shoulders
I got chains — chains around my feet
I got stripes — stripes around my shoulders
And then chains — then chains, they’re about to drag me down

On a monday I got my striped breeches
On a tuesday, got my ball and chain
On a wednesday I’m working digging ditches
On a thursday Lord I begged them not to knock me down again

On A Monday my Momma Come To See Me
On A Tuesday They Caught Me With A File
On A Wednesday I’m Down In Solitary
On A Thursday I Start On Bread And Water For A While

I Got Stripes — Stripes Around My Shoulders
I Got Chains — Chains Around My Feet
I Got Stripes — Stripes Around My Shoulders
And Then, Chains — Then, Chains They’re About To Drag Me Down

I Got Stripes — Stripes Around My Shoulders
I Got Chains — Chains Around My Feet
I Got Stripes — Stripes Around My Shoulders
And Then, Chains — Then, Chains They’re About To Drag Me

Johnny Cash (February 26th 1932- September 26th 2003) I got stripes

Le  chanteur parle des vêtements des prisonniers qui ont  des rayures . on peut traduire par “J’ai des rayures” ou en étoffant,

  ‘Je portais des rayures!’Après un passage à vide, il s’engage auprès des prisonniers et chante pour eux.

Il a donné un  concert à la prison de Folsom. Sa réputation a donné lieu à des très nombreuses légendes, à un mélange étonnant d’évènements plus ou moins véridiques et plus ou moins conformes à la réalité …

I – One blank= one missing word!

  • jours de la semaine
  • parties du corps: épaules et pieds (attention  au pluriel!)

On a ___________,I was arrested (Uh Huh)
On a ___________ ,they locked me in the jail (Poor boy)
On a ___________,my trial was attested
On a _____________,they said « Guilty! » and the judge’s gavel fell

I got stripes — stripes around my ______________
I got chains — chains around my __________________
I got stripes — stripes around my ________________
And then chains — then chains, they’re about to drag me down

On a _____________, I got my striped breeches
On a _____________, I got my ball and chain
On a _____________,I’m working digging ditches
On a ____________,Lord I begged them not to knock me down again

On a___________ ,my Momma came to see me
On a____________, they caught me with a file
On a_____________,I’m down in solitary
On a ______________,I start on bread and water for a while

I got stripes — stripes around my _______________
I got chains — chains around my _______________
I got stripes —stripes around my _______________
And then, chains — then, chains they’re about to drag me down

I got stripes — stripes around my ________________
I got chains — chains around my ________________
I got stripes — stripes around my _______________

II- En s’aidant d’un mot connu dans la phrase, il faut retrouver la phrase entière:

Je déprime en cellule d’isolement :

Je porte des rayures ou j’ai un vêtement avec des rayures:

Ils vont me traîner par terre:

Je les ai suppliés de ne pas m’assommer:

J ‘étais au pain et à l’eau pendant un moment:

Je travaille à creuser des fossés:

Maman est venue me voir:

J’ai été arrêté:

On m’a mis en prison:

Ils ont dit « Coupable! » et le maillet (marteau) du juge est tombé:

Je portais ou  j’ai des culottes à rayures:

Mon procès a été attesté:

III- Quel(s) temps sont utilisé(s)?


Brighton in the Rain.mp3

I’ve never been to Athens and I’ve never been to Rome

I’ve only seen the Pyramids in picture books at home

I’ve never sailed across the sea or been inside a plane

I’ve always spent my holidays in Brighton in the rain.

I’ve never eaten foreign food or drunk in a foreign bar

I’ve never kissed a foreign girl or driven a foreign car

I’ve never had to find my way in a country I don’t know

I’ve always known just where I am and where I’ll never go.

I’ve read travel books by writers who have been to Pakistan

I’ve heard people telling stories of adventures in Iran

I’ve watched TV documentaries about China and Brazil

But I’ve never been abroad myself; it’s making me feel ill.

I’ve studied several languages like Hindi and Malay

I’ve learnt lots of useful sentences I’ve never been able to say

The furthest place I’ve ever been was to the Isle of Man

And that was full of tourists from Jamaica and Japan.

I’ve never been to Athens and I’ve never been to Rome

I’ve only seen the Pyramids in picture books at home

I’ve never sailed across the sea or been inside a plane

I’ve always spent my holidays in Brighton in the rain.

Famine

by

Sinead O’Connor

“Famine”


OK, I want to talk about Ireland
Specifically I want to talk about the “famine”
About the fact that there never really was one
There was no “famine”
See Irish people were only ALLOWED to eat potatoes
All of the other food
Meat fish vegetables
Were shipped out of the country under armed guard
To England while the Irish people starved
And then in the middle of all this
They gave us money not to teach our children Irish
And so we lost our history
And this is what I think is still hurting me

See we’re like a child that’s been battered
Has to drive itself out of its head because it’s frightening
Still feels all the painful feelings
But they lose contact with the memory

And this leads to massive self-destruction
ALCOHOLISM DRUG ADICTION
All desperate attempts at running
And in its worst form
Becomes actual killing

And if there ever is gonna be healing
There has to be remembering
And then grieving
So that there  can be forgiving
There has to be knowledge and understanding

An American army regulation
Says you mustn’t kill more than 10% of a nation
‘Cos to do so causes permanent “psychological damage”
It’s not permanent but they didn’t know that
Anyway during the supposed “famine”
We lost a lot more than 10% of a nation
Through deaths on land or on ships of emigration
But what finally broke us was not starvation
BUT ITS  USE IN THE CONTROLLING OF OUR EDUCATION “Schools go on about “Black 47”
On and on about “The terrible “famine””
But what they don’t say is in truth
There really never was one

So let’s take a look shall we
The highest statistics of child abuse in the EEC
And we say we’re a Christian country
But we’ve lost contact with our history
See we used to worship God as a mother
We’re suffering  from POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
Look at all our old men in the pubs
Look at all our young people on drugs
We used to worship God as a mother
Now look at what we’re doing to each other
We’ve even made killers of ourselves
The most child-like trusting people in the Universe
And this is what’s wrong with us
Our history books THE PARENT FIGURES lied to us

I see the Irish As a race like a child
That got itself bashed in the face
And if there ever is gonna be healing
There has to be remembering And then grieving
So that there  can be FORGIVING
There has to be KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING


Copyright material
Internet Sites

Natural Disasters
http://www.click2disasters.com/great_hunger/great_hunger_ch1.htm

Great Famine Commemoration Exhibit
http://www.skibbheritage.com/famine.htm

Slide Show
http://205.213.162.11/project_write/PW_2002/handouts/sampleppt/sld001.htm

Primary sources-newspaper articles
http://vassun.vassar.edu/~sttaylor/FAMINE/

Diary, primary sources
http://www.people.virginia.edu/~eas5e/Irish/Famine.html

Poetry, etc.
http://vassun.vassar.edu/~sttaylor/FAMINE/

Memorial in Boston
http://www.boston.com/partners/famine_memorial/

Memorial
http://www.batteryparkcity.org/ihm.htm

Songs
http://ingeb.org/catei.htm

Clip art, etc.
http://www.eirefirst.com/index.html

Audio on famine
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/longview_20020402.shtml

Irish immigration to America
http://www.kinsella.org/history/histira.htm

Immigration
http://memory.loc.gov/learn/features/immig/irish2.html

Animated map of settlement
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/learn/features/immig/irish_map.html

Portals to Other Links

http://www.rootsweb.com/~fianna/irish/irhist.html

http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Congress/2807/

http://www.local.ie/general/history/famine/

http://www.nationalarchives.ie/famine.html

http://www.seark.net/~sabra/potato.html

http://www.seark.net/~sabra/ireland.html

http://www.edc.org/CCT/NDL/1998/institute/stan/immlinks.html#irish


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Charleston, South Carolina
February, 2004
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