C’mon take me to the Mardi Gras
Where the people sing and play
Where the dancing is elite
And there’s music in the street
Both night and day
Hurry take me to the Mardi Gras
In the city of my dreams
You can legalize your lows
You can wear your summer clothes
In the New Orleans
And I will lay my burden down
Rest my head upon that shore
And when I wear that starry crown
I won’t be wanting anymore
Take your burdens to the Mardi Gras
Let the music wash your soul
You can mingle in the street
You can jingle to the beat of Jelly Roll
Tumba, tumba, tumba, Mardi Gras
Tumba, tumba, tumba, day
Today I read a posting about Mardi Gras. Because of curious and I like that event so I search about it in internet. Then I know that the event that happened in New Orleans was over yesterday. If I am not wrong.
I’ve never been there. I wish I could. New Orleans. City where jazz was born. And jazz is one of my favourite music. I only can see the pictures of that parade. I hope someday I could be there.
Talk about that song, it’s my favourite song. But do you know that there’s one Indonesian song has almost the same tone as “Take Me To The Mardi Gras”. The title is “Begadang”, composed by Rhoma Irama. The same tone was in the first row of the lyrics. That is “C’mon take me to the Mardi Gras” and “Begadang jangan begadang”.
Funny ? One was composed by Paul Simon, an American singer and the other was composed by Rhoma Irama, an Indonesian singer. Or did they ever meet each other before ? Maybe someone has an idea to gather them on a stage ?
But apparently, this situation, the similarity has not been used by comedians. Especially, Indonesian comedians. Maybe the song “Take Me to the Mardi Gras” is not so popular among them. Maybe someone, a comedian wants to take this idea as a joke material ? 🙂