Robin Trower - Bridge Of Sighs - Live at BBC 1974 Remastered

Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs - Live 1974 (Remastered)





This was inspired by the famous Ponte de Sospiri bridge in Venice, also known as the "Bridge of Sighs." The bridge got its name in the 17th century, when prisoners who passed through it on their way to the prison cells on the other side would most likely see the beautiful sight of the lagoon and the island of San Giorgio and freedom for the last time.


There is a poem called Bridge Of Sighs by the 19th century author Thomas Hood. The poem is about a woman who fell out of love with her husband and was discovered having an affair. The woman was removed from the house and was forced to live on the street. Choosing death, she threw herself in the River Thames.


Vocals on this song were by Trower's bass player, James Dewar, who was in his band throughout the '70s. Rounding out the band was drummer Reg Isidore.

Matthew Fisher, who was Trower's bandmate in Procol Harum, produced the album. The engineer was Geoff Emerick, known for his work with The Beatles.







Lyrics


The sun don't shine

The moon don't move the tides,

To wash me clean


The sun don't shine

The moon don't move the tides,

To wash me clean


Why so unforgiving and why so cold

Been a long time crossing bridge of sighs


Cold wind blows

The Gods look down in anger,

On this poor child


Cold wind blows

And Gods look down in anger,

On this poor child


Why so unforgiving and why so cold

Been a long time crossing bridge of sighs



Songwriters: Robin Trower

Bridge of Sighs lyrics © BMG Rights Management














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