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『CHESS IN CONCERT』セカンドヴァージョン㉗1986年『CHESS』エピローグ:ユー・アンド・アイ、ストーリー・オヴ・チェス/EPILOGUE:YOU AND I、THE STORY OF CHESS

アナトリーにとっては、初めて自分の仕事を何よりも重視することが出来たわけだが、一方、フレディはその反対で今ではチェスのことなど殆ど頭になかった。そして彼の個人的な絶望から逃れる企ては失敗に終わった。フロ―レンスはアナトリーとの関係が駄目になっても、フレディの元へは戻って来なかった。フレディの脳裡をフローレンスとアナトリーへの復讐の念が駆けめぐる。一方、モロコフは自分の将来のことを心配し、任務に失敗した部下の妥当な処置を考えあぐねていた。

エピローグ:それにしても、二人の関係は終わったのだろうか? フロ―レンスもアナトリーも離ればなれではあるが、互いに心をかけ合い、これはハッピーな事件だったと思っていた。チェス・ゲームと同様に恋のゲームも様々なバリエーションで駒は打てる、おそらくこれも膠着状態に陥ってしまった多くのゲームの1つにすぎないのかもしれない。「それでもなお我々はフリをし続ける。私たちの物語はハッピー・エンディング」(ユー・アンド・アイ/ストーリー・オヴ・チェス)

彼らの歌が終わったところで、フレディがフローレンスに接近すべく登場。彼女に伝える知らせを持って……

<ユー・アンド・アイ/YOU AND I>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyI5hkplmoc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–HmasQbkXo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU0NDV7V6bE

[アナトリー]

君を求め

君を愛していると知りながら

何故に無頓着ていられるのか

説明なんて出来はしない

[フローレンス]

私か馬鹿だったわ

夢が叶うと期待し過ぎてしまっだの

[アナトリー]

こんなに君を愛しているのに何故に動きかとnないのが

[二人一緒に]

だらだらと長い行列の中で

私は毎日毎晩祈っている

そのうち悲しみに押し潰されてしまいそう

あなたと私

全て一緒に見てきた

互いの心のおもむくままに

だけど私達の場合

無理にハッピーエンドを

装っている

[アナトリー]

尽くすだけ

尽くしてくれた君

でも何放心は

悶々としているのだろう

[フローレンス]

もう振り返らない

もし振り返ってもそれはほんの一瞬だけ

[アナトリー]

君の事、理解してたと言えるだろう

[二人一緒に]

今日聞いていて分かっだのは

もうこの関係に打ち込めない自分

目分に対する間違った批判

あなたと私

全て一緒に見てきた

互いの心のおもむくままに

だけど私達の場合

無理にハッピーエンドを

装ってる

[ANATOLY]

Knowing I want you

Knowing I love you

I can’t explain why I remain

Careless about you

[FLORENCE]

I’ve been a fool to allow

Dreams to become great expectations

[ANATOLY]

How can I love you so much yet make no move?

[BOTH]

I pray the days and nights

In their endless weary procession

Soon overwhelm my sad obsession

You and I

We’ve seen it all

Chasing our hearts’ desire

But we go on pretending

Stories like ours

Have happy endings

[ANATOLY]

You could not give me

More than you gave me

Why should there be something in me

Still discontented?

[FLORENCE]

I won’t look back anymore

And if I do — just for a moment

[ANATOLY]

I’ll soon be happy to say I knew her when

[BOTH]

But if you hear today

I’m no longer quite so devoted

To this affair, I’ve been misquoted

You and I

We’ve seen it all

Chasing our hearts’ desire

But we go on pretending

Stories like ours

Have happy endings

[CHOIR]

Each game of chess means there’s one less

Variation left to be played

Each day got through means one or two

Less mistakes remain to be made

Not much is known

Of early days of chess beyond a fairly vague report

That fifteen hundred years ago two princes fought,

Though brothers, for a Hindu throne

Their mother cried

For no one really likes their offspring fighting to the death

She begged them stop the slaughter with her every breath

But sure enough one brother died

Sad beyond belief

She told her winning son

You have caused such grief

I can’t forgive

This evil thing you’ve done

He tried to explain

How things had really been

But he tried in vain

No words of his

Could mollify the queen

And so he asked

The wisest men he knew

The way to lessen her distress

They told him he’d be pretty certain to impress

By using model soldiers on

A chequered board to show it was his brother’s fault

They thus invented chess

Chess displayed no inertia

Soon spread to Persia

Then west

Next the Arabs refined it

Thus redesigned, it

Progressed

Still further yet

And when Constantinople fell in 1453

One would have noticed every other refugee

Included in his bags a set

Once in the hands

And in the minds of leading figures of the Renaissance

The spirit and the speed of chess made swift advance

Through all of Europe’s vital lands

Where we must record

The game was further changed

Right across the board

The western touch

Upon the pieces ranged

King and queen and rook

And bishop, knight and pawn

All took on the look

We know today

The modern game was born

And in the end

We see a game that started by mistake in Hindustan

And boosted in the main by what is now Iran

Become the simplest and most complicated

Pleasure yet devised

For just the kind of mind

Who would appreciate this well-researched and fascinating yarn

[FLORENCE]

This is an all too familiar scene

[ANATOLY]

Hopeless reflections on what might have been

[BOTH]

From all sides the incessant and burning question:

[FLORENCE]

“Bearing in mind your predicament now —

[ANATOLY]

— what you did then —

[BOTH]

— we’re just dying to know would you do it all again?”

[CHOIR]

Each day we get through means one less mistake there for the

making

[BOTH]

But they know full well

It’s not hard to tell

Though my heart is breaking

I’d give the world for that moment with you

When we thought we knew

That our love would last

But the moment passed

With no warning, far too fast

You and I

We’ve seen it all

Chasing our hearts’ desire

But we go on pretending

Stories like ours

Have happy endings

1986『CHESS』終わり


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