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Mercedes Benz

О Боже, купиш може мені Мерседес Бенц?
Всі мої друзі з Порше, а я досі без.
Все життя працював я й не гнівав небес,
Отож, купи, Боже, мені Мерседес Бенц

О Боже, купиш може мені Smart TV?
Я виграю в шоу призи грошові.
Посилку чекатиму в найближчі дні.
О Боже, будь ласка, купи Smart TV.

О Боже, купиш може розваг цілу ніч?
На тебе надіюсь, почуй же мій клич.
Доведи, що ти любиш, і не протиріч.
Купи мені,Боже, розваг цілу ніч.

О Боже, купиш може мені Мерседес Бенц?
Всі мої друзі з Порше, а я досі без.
Все життя працював я й не гнівав небес,
Отож, купи, Боже, мені Мерседес Бенц

Translate by Yuriy Veres. Arangement by Kamyaniy gist (album 60/70, 2012).


Mercedes Benz (Song by Janis Joplin)

Oh lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz.
My friends all drive porsches, I must make amends.
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends.
So oh lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz

Oh lord won't you buy me a color TV.
Dialing for dollars is trying to find me.
I wait for delivery each day until 3.
So oh lord won't you buy me a color TV.

Oh lord won't you buy me a night on the town.
I'm counting on you lord, please don't let me down.
Prove that you love me and buy the next round.
Oh lord won't you buy me a night on the town.

Oh lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz
My friends all drive porsches, I must make amends.
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends.
So oh lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz

"Mercedes Benz" is a song written by singer Janis Joplin and poets Michael Mac Clura and Bob Novem. In the song, Janis asks the Lord to buy her a Mercedes-Benz, a color TV, and "night in the city." The recording was made in one take, on 1 October 1970. It was one of the last tracks Janice. She died three days later, on 4 October. The song appeared on the album Pearl, released in 1971.

The song title contains a hyphen, although the actual name of the car brand is spelled with a hyphen.

The song was used several times in a car commercial. Mercedes-Benz used the song in television commercials at the beginning of 1995. The song appeared in additional advertising in 2007, and again in the advertisement, which was broadcast on 6 February 2011 during the Super Bowl. Another adversiting for BMW Z3 was the driver was listening to a tape of the song, he frowned, after the words Mercedes-Benz, and was delighted after I remembered about the Porsche.

The pianist Glenn Gould used the song in the documentary, The Quiet in 1977.

The song was used at the presentation of the German film Der Complex the Baader-Meinhof and the film Bangkok Hilton.

In 2011, the singer and songwriter Estelle, rapper and producer David Banner and musician Daley wrote a new song "Benz" inspired by Mercedes Benz.

There is a version of that song "Mercedes Benz" Joplin protest against the American way of life.