27 de março de 2010

The Concert for Bangladesh - George Harrison





My friend came to me, with sadness in his eyes
He told me that he wanted help
Before his country dies
Although I couldn't feel the pain, I knew I had to try
Now I'm asking all of you
To help us save some lives

Bangla Desh, Bangla Desh
Where so many people are dying fast
And it sure looks like a mess
I've never seen such distress
Now won't you lend your hand and understand


Relieve the people of Bangla Desh

Bangla Desh, Bangla Desh
Such a great disaster - I don't understand
But it sure looks like a mess
I've never known such distress
Now please don't turn away, I want to hear you say
Relieve the people of Bangla Desh
Relieve Bangla Desh

Bangla Desh, Bangla Desh
Now it may seem so far from where we all are
It's something we can't neglect
It's something I can't neglect
Now won't you give some bread to get the starving fed
We've got to relieve Bangla Desh
Relieve the people of Bangla Desh
We've got to relieve Bangla Desh
Relieve the people of Bangla Desh



O Concerto para Bangladesh foi um evento constituído por dois shows beneficentes organizados pelo ex-beatle George Harrison e por Ravi Shankar. Os dois shows ocorreram na tarde e na noite de 1 de Agosto de 1971 no Madison Square Garden, em Nova York, e foram assistidos por mais de 40.000 pessoas. Foi o primeiro evento beneficente desse porte na história e contou com vários artistas consagrados como Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston e Leon Russel. O concerto arrecadou no total US$243,418.51 que foi administrado pela UNICEF. As vendas do álbum e do DVD continuam a beneficiar o fundo de George Harrison para a UNICEF.

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