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Martina Mc Bride成名于90年代后期,她以传统唱法出道,后跨越到更加流行与亲和的曲风范畴。她赋予歌曲的非一般的正直气息使她的歌曲总是给人以震撼,能够在音乐和商业两方面持续保持上升势头,这在美国乡村音乐界是不多见的。这首Harper Valley PTA是美剧《绝望的主妇》第一季中的插曲之一,该剧从主人公Mary Alice Young的视角,审视了住在富有的中产阶级的聚居区的家庭主妇鲜为人知的生活。一条巷子,五户人家,外加八婆和售屋熟女,构成全美收视冠军。

 
Artist: Martina Mc Bride
Title: Harper Valley PTA
 
I want to tell you all the story
About the Harper Valley widow wife
valley: 山谷 widow: 寡妇
Who had a teenage daughter
teenage: 十多岁的
Who attended Harper Valley Junior High
attend: 上学 junior high: 初中
Well, her daughter came home one afternoon
And didn't even stop to play
She said, "Mama I got a note here from the Harper Valley PTA"
note: 纸条 PTA:<缩写> = parent-teacher association家长教师联谊会 
 
Well, the note said
"Mrs. Johnson, you're wearing your dresses way too high"
It's reported you've been drinking
report: 报道
And running round with men and going wild
run round with: 混在一起 go wild: 变得放荡
And we don't believe you ought to be
ought to: 应当
Bringing up your little girl this way
bring up: 教育,培养
And it was signed by the secretary
sign: 签字 secretary: 秘书
Harper Valley PTA
 
Well, it happened that the PTA
it happened that: 恰巧,碰好
Was gonna meet that very afternoon
gonna:<美俚> = going to
They were sure surprised when
be sure: 肯定,确信
Mrs. Johnson wore her miniskirt into the room
miniskirt: 迷你裙
And then she walked up to the blackboard
walk up to: 走上前去 blackboard: 黑板
I still recall the words she had to say
recall: 回想起
She said, "I'd like to address this meeting of the Harper Valley PTA"
address: 上发言
Well, there's Bobby Taylor sitting there
And seven times he's asked me for a date
ask somebody for a date: 提出约会
And Mrs. Taylor sure seems to use
seem: 似乎
A lot of ice whenever he's away
And Mr. Baker, can you tell us
Why your secretary had to leave this town?
And shouldn't Widow Jones be told to keep
Her window shades all pulled completely down
window shade: 窗帘 pull down: 拉下 completely: 完全地
 
Well, Mr. Harper couldn't be here
‘Cause he stayed too long at Kelly's Bar again
‘cause:<美俚>=because bar: 酒吧
And if you smell Shirley Thompson's breathe
smell: 闻到 breath: 呼出的气
You'll find she's had a little nip of gin
a nip of: 一小口  gin: 苦味杜松子酒
And then you have the nerve to tell me
have the nerve to: 有胆量
You think that as a mother I'm not fit
fit: 合适
Well, this is just a little Payton Place
And you're all Harper Valley hypocrites
hypocrite: 伪君子
No, I wouldn't put you on
put somebody on: 作为一种负担加在某人身上
Because it really did
It happened just this way
The day my mama socked it to the Harper Valley PTA
sock:
The day my mama socked it to the Harper Valley PTA
 
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valley: 山谷
widow: 寡妇
teenage: 十多岁的
attend: 上学
junior high: 初中
PTA:<缩写> = parent-teacher association家长教师联谊会
report: 报道
run round with: 与…混在一起
go wild: 变得放荡
ought to: 应当
bring up: 教育,培养
sign: 签字
secretary: 秘书
it happened that: 恰巧,碰好
gonna:<美俚> = going to 要
miniskirt: 迷你裙
walk up to: 走上前去
blackboard: 黑板
address: 在…上发言
ask somebody for a date: 向…提出约会
window shade: 窗帘
pull down: 拉下
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