—————————————————-

“If you’re havin’ trouble
with the high school head
he’s givin’ you the blues
you wanna graduate but not in his bed
here’s what you gotta do
pick up the phone, I’m always home
call me any time
just ring 362 436 oh
I lead a life of crime

Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap
dirty deeds, done dirt cheap
dirty deeds, done dirt cheap
(dirty deeds and they’re done dirt cheap)
(dirty deeds and they’re done dirt cheap)

You’ve got problems in your life of love
you got a broken heart
he’s double dealin’ with your best friend
that’s when the teardrops start, fella
pick up the phone, I’m here alone
or make a social call
come right in, forget ‘bout him
we’ll have ourselves a ball hey

Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap
dirty deeds, done dirt cheap
dirty deeds, done dirt cheap
(dirty deeds and they’re done dirt cheap)
(dirty deeds and they’re done dirt cheap)

If you got a lady and you want her gone
but you ain’t got the guts
she keeps naggin’ at you night and day
enough to drive you nuts
pick up the phone, leave her alone
it’s time you made a stand
for a fee, I’m happy to be
your back door man hey

Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap
dirty deeds, done dirt cheap
dirty deeds, done dirt cheap
(dirty deeds and they’re done dirt cheap) yeah
(dirty deeds and they’re done dirt cheap)
(dirty deeds and they’re done dirt cheap)
(dirty deeds and they’re done dirt cheap)

Concrete shoes, cyanide, TNT
(done dirt cheap)
neck ties, contracts, high voltage
(done dirt cheap)

Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap
dirty deeds, done dirt cheap
dirty deeds, do anything you want me to
done dirt cheap
dirty deeds, dirty deeds, dirty deeds,
done dirt cheap, ahh”.

—————————————————-

AC/DC, Dirty deeds done dirt cheap – 4:11
(Angus Young, Bon Scott, Malcolm Young)
Album: Dirty deeds done dirt cheap (1976, Australia)
Album: Dirty deeds done dirt cheap (1976, international)
Singolo: “Dirty deeds done dirt cheap / R.I.P. (Rock in Peace)” (1976)

Per altri testi, traduzioni e commenti, guarda la discografia completa degli AC/DC.

Per segnalare errori su testi o traduzioni, o semplicemente per suggerimenti, richieste d’aiuto e qualunque altra curiosità, potete scriverci all’indirizzo [email protected].

—————————————————-

Citazioni.

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap is a song by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It is the title track and first track of their album Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, released in September 1976, and was written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Bon Scott. It was also released as a single – first in Australia in October 1976 with “R.I.P. (Rock in Peace)” as its B-side, and then in the UK in January 1977 as a maxi-single with “Big Balls” and “The Jack” as its B-sides. Once the Dirty Deeds album was finally released in the US in 1981 the “Dirty Deeds …” single was released there (backed by “Highway To Hell“), where it reached number four on the then-new Top Tracks chart. The song ranked No. 24 on VH1’s 40 Greatest Metal Songs and in 2009 it was named the 31st best hard rock song of all time also by VH1. It features a backing vocal consisting of a heavy breathing sound, made on the downbeat during verses. It also features the title in a spoken-word style at the end of the chorus; plus a scream at the end of the song. The full-length recording (approximately 4:11) has the title of the song chanted four times starting at 3:09, but on the more common edited version (approximately 3:51) the chant is heard only twice.
The song’s narrator invites people experiencing problems to either call him on 36-24-36, an actual phone number in Australia at the time, or visit him at his home, at which point he will perform assorted unsavoury acts to resolve said problems. Situations in which he offers assistance include those involving lewd high school headmasters and significant others who are either adulterous or who persistently find fault with their partners. Really whatever acts one would want of hit-man or hired mercenary. As detailed by the song, the “dirty deeds” performed at low cost include: Cement shoes, Cyanide poisoning, Trinitrotoluene, Colombian necktie, Contract killing, Electrocution. Two of the services offered share names with AC/DC‘s first two Australian albums, T.N.T. and High Voltage. They are also the names of songs that appeared on Australia’s T.N.T. and the international version of High Voltage. Additionally, the six digits of the telephone number provided by the speaker are the idealized “perfect measurements” of a woman (36″–24″–36″ = 90 cm–60 cm–90 cm).
The phrase “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” is an homage to the cartoon Beany and Cecil, which Angus Young watched when he was a child. One of the cartoon’s characters was named Dishonest John, who carried a business card that read: “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. Holidays, Sundays, and Special Rates”. In the original, unreleased version of the song, the term “Dunder Chief” was used in place of the lyrics “done dirt cheap”. In 1981, Norman and Marilyn White of Libertyville, Illinois filed a $250,000 lawsuit in Lake County, Illinois Circuit Court against Atlantic Records and its distributors because, they alleged, their telephone number was included in the song, resulting in hundreds of prank phone calls. Their attorney told the Chicago Tribune that the song’s 36-24-36 digits were followed by a “hey!”, which to his clients sounded like an “8”, thus creating the couple’s phone number.
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” has only been included on one official AC/DC live album, 1992’s Live, sung by Scott’s replacement Brian Johnson. This live version was released as a single. A video clip for the single was released containing footage from the Live at Donington home video, as well as other old clips mixed in the video. This video clip was later released on the DVD Family Jewels Disc 3, as part of the 2009 box set Backtracks. An earlier version with Bon Scott, recorded live in Sydney (Haymarket) at the Festival of Sydney on 30 January 1977, was released on an Australian only radio 2JJ compilation album titled Long Live The Evolution. This live version was later released on Backtracks. In 2007 on the Plug Me In three track bonus CD from Best Buy, a live version from Detroit, Michigan, (Joe Louis Arena) 17 or 18 November 1983 was released”.

(Wikipedia, voce Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (song))

—————————————————-

InfinitiTesti è un sito amatoriale che propone traduzioni e revisioni di testi musicali da tutto il mondo. I nostri lavori sono disponibili nelle pagine Traduzioni e Discografie, o si può far riferimento anche all’Indice Generale, suddiviso in canzoni Italiane e Straniere. Per maggiori approfondimenti in merito ai nostri percorsi e alle nostre Rassegne, si può leggere la sezione dedicata agli Speciali. Per ricevere in tempo reale tutti gli ultimi post pubblicati, si possono sottoscrivere i Feed RSS di InfinitiTesti. Per collaborare in qualunque forma con la redazione, si può far riferimento alla pagina Contatti.

—————————————————-

—————————————————-

Brano proposto da: Arturo Bandini
Direttore: Arturo Bandini ([email protected])
Responsabile Quality: Alessandro Menegaz ([email protected])
Segretaria di Redazione: Arianna Russo ([email protected])

—————————————————-