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Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down

Well, I woke up Sunday morning
With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt.
And the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad,
So I had one more for dessert.
Then I fumbled in my closet through my clothes
And found my cleanest dirty shirt.
Then I washed my face and combed my hair
And stumbled down the stairs to meet the day.

I'd smoked my mind the night before
With cigarettes and songs I'd been picking.
But I lit my first and watched a small kid
Playing with a can that he was kicking.
Then I walked across the street
And caught the Sunday smell of someone's frying chicken.
And Lord, it took me back to something that I'd lost
Somewhere, somehow along the way.

On a Sunday morning sidewalk,
I'm wishing, Lord, that I was stoned.
'Cause there's something in a Sunday
That makes a body feel alone.
And there's nothing short a' dying
That's half as lonesome as the sound
Of the sleeping city sidewalk
And Sunday morning coming down.

In the park I saw a daddy
With a laughing little girl that he was swinging.
And I stopped beside a Sunday school
And listened to the songs they were singing.
Then I headed down the street,
And somewhere far away a lonely bell was ringing,
And it echoed through the canyon
Like the disappearing dreams of yesterday.

On a Sunday morning sidewalk,
I'm wishing, Lord, that I was stoned.
'Cause there's something in a Sunday
That makes a body feel alone.
And there's nothing short a' dying
That's half as lonesome as the sound
Of the sleeping city sidewalk
And Sunday morning coming down.

The winning entry has been announced in this pair.

There were 29 entries submitted in this pair during the submission phase, 4 of which were selected by peers to advance to the finals round. The winning entry was determined based on finals round voting by peers.

Competition in this pair is now closed.


Entries (29 total; 4 finalists) Expand all entries

Entry #14359 — Discuss 4
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
11727 x44 x21 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments3.083.01 (62 ratings)3.15 (63 ratings)
Entry3.503.00 (1 rating)4.00 (1 rating)
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  • 2 users entered 3 "like" tags
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+1
1
Scende la domenica mattina
Flows well
Lidia Capone
+1
così mi sono concesso anche il dessert
Flows well
Per me la ​versione c​he ha riso​lto meglio​ questa fr​ase
texjax DDS PhD
Entry #14447 — Discuss 0
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
8017 x45 x22 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.973.16 (62 ratings)2.78 (63 ratings)
Entry3.593.50 (6 ratings)3.67 (6 ratings)
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  • 3 users entered 3 "like" tags
  • 2 users agreed with "likes" (2 total agrees)
  • 3 users disagreed with "likes" (3 total disagrees)
Desolata domenica mattina
Flows well
nice title
Angie Garbarino
-1
+2
1
Mi son fumato il cervello
Flows well
Juliana De Angelis
-2
2
un bambino scalcia una lattina
Flows well
Commento i​n generale​ l'intera ​traduzione​: a mio av​viso la mi​gliore per​ché la let​tura scorr​e rapida, ​potrebbe e​ssere mess​a in music​a e non sa​ di poesia​ stucchevo​le o in ri​ma. 10 e l​ode
Alessandra Meregaglia
Entry #14459 — Discuss 0
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
275 x42 x23 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments3.072.95 (64 ratings)3.19 (63 ratings)
Entry3.302.80 (5 ratings)3.80 (5 ratings)
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-2
+2
2
Arriva domenica mattina
Flows well
One of the​ best vers​ions so fa​r.
Stefania Greci
+1
A forza di fumare sigarette e strimpellare
Flows well
Juliana De Angelis
Entry #14783 — Discuss 0
Cristina Munaro
Cristina Munaro
United Kingdom
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
162 x42 x24 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments3.423.46 (69 ratings)3.38 (65 ratings)
Entry2.502.50 (2 ratings)2.50 (2 ratings)
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  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
  • 4 users agreed with "likes" (4 total agrees)
+4
Blues della domenica mattina
Good term selection
Elena Zini


Non-finalist entries

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Entry #14627 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments3.093.12 (67 ratings)3.07 (66 ratings)
Entry3.173.00 (3 ratings)3.33 (3 ratings)
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-1
1
spizzicando
Good term selection
Stefania Greci
Entry #14774 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments3.063.02 (64 ratings)3.09 (63 ratings)
Entry2.172.00 (3 ratings)2.33 (3 ratings)
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+1
un pollo fritto che sapeva di domenica.
Flows well
Giannina Spanu
Entry #14426 — Discuss 0
Nicoletta Uras (X)
Nicoletta Uras (X)
United Kingdom
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments3.043.14 (66 ratings)2.94 (66 ratings)
Entry2.502.67 (3 ratings)2.33 (3 ratings)
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Entry #14506 — Discuss 0
Giannina Spanu
Giannina Spanu
United Kingdom
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.973.37 (59 ratings)2.56 (57 ratings)
Entry3.004.00 (2 ratings)2.00 (1 rating)
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  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
-1
+3
2
Domenica Mattina volge al dunque
Flows well
No doubt a​ true poet​ lies behi​nd you! Re​ally the m​ost enjoya​ble versio​n of this ​song! But ​this song ​is not a s​onnet or s​omething..​. I think ​we have he​re a count​ry spirit ​that I wou​ldn't have​ confused ​or betraye​d with som​ething els​e... Just ​my opinion​...
tombombadil
+1
1
come fossero palloni
Flows well
Juliana De Angelis
Entry #14584 — Discuss 0
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Segments2.972.99 (64 ratings)2.95 (65 ratings)
Entry2.502.33 (3 ratings)2.67 (3 ratings)
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Entry #14449 — Discuss 0
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Segments2.972.93 (65 ratings)3.02 (65 ratings)
Entry3.003.00 (2 ratings)3.00 (2 ratings)
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Entry #14591 — Discuss 0
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Segments2.953.12 (55 ratings)2.79 (57 ratings)
Entry2.672.33 (3 ratings)3.00 (2 ratings)
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Entry #14510 — Discuss 0
Viviana Ajovalasit
Viviana Ajovalasit
United Kingdom
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.902.81 (70 ratings)2.99 (67 ratings)
Entry2.382.25 (4 ratings)2.50 (4 ratings)
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Entry #14765 — Discuss 0
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Segments2.902.81 (63 ratings)2.99 (63 ratings)
Entry2.502.50 (2 ratings)2.50 (2 ratings)
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Entry #14543 — Discuss 0
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Segments2.892.88 (64 ratings)2.91 (64 ratings)
Entry3.003.00 (1 rating)3.00 (1 rating)
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Entry #14816 — Discuss 0
potra
potra
United States
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.882.85 (64 ratings)2.91 (62 ratings)
Entry3.042.75 (4 ratings)3.33 (3 ratings)
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Entry #14689 — Discuss 0
Elena Zini
Elena Zini
United Kingdom
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.873.43 (72 ratings)2.30 (67 ratings)
Entry3.443.71 (7 ratings)3.17 (6 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
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+1
1
https://soundcloud.com/elena-solo/domenica-di-redenzione
Flows well
molto brav​a, complim​enti!
monica.m
+1
un uomo senza compagnia.
Flows well
monica.m
Entry #14573 — Discuss 0
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Segments2.872.86 (64 ratings)2.87 (64 ratings)
Entry3.504.00 (1 rating)3.00 (1 rating)
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Entry #14791 — Discuss 0
SarahLouise (X)
SarahLouise (X)
Italy
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.812.62 (63 ratings)3.01 (64 ratings)
Entry2.752.50 (2 ratings)3.00 (2 ratings)
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Segments2.792.99 (66 ratings)2.60 (67 ratings)
Entry2.502.00 (1 rating)3.00 (1 rating)
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tirar calci a una lattina.
Flows well
monica.m
Entry #14824 — Discuss 0
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Segments2.752.52 (66 ratings)2.98 (67 ratings)
Entry1.751.50 (2 ratings)2.00 (2 ratings)
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Segments2.742.64 (64 ratings)2.83 (64 ratings)
Entry3.253.50 (2 ratings)3.00 (2 ratings)
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Entry #14633 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.722.60 (61 ratings)2.85 (57 ratings)
Entry2.752.50 (2 ratings)3.00 (2 ratings)
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Entry #14681 — Discuss 0
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Segments2.712.73 (65 ratings)2.69 (63 ratings)
Entry2.001.67 (3 ratings)2.33 (3 ratings)
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Entry #14620 — Discuss 0
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Segments2.692.79 (62 ratings)2.60 (62 ratings)
Entry2.332.33 (3 ratings)2.33 (3 ratings)
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Entry #14536 — Discuss 0
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Segments2.672.45 (63 ratings)2.89 (63 ratings)
Entry2.001.67 (3 ratings)2.33 (3 ratings)
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Entry #14599 — Discuss 0
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Segments2.652.56 (66 ratings)2.75 (67 ratings)
Entry3.002.50 (2 ratings)3.50 (2 ratings)
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Entry #14906 — Discuss 0
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Segments2.642.65 (60 ratings)2.62 (60 ratings)
Entry1.881.75 (4 ratings)2.00 (4 ratings)
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Entry #14525 — Discuss 0
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Segments2.632.44 (64 ratings)2.82 (63 ratings)
Entry2.502.67 (3 ratings)2.33 (3 ratings)
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Entry #14489 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Segments2.602.47 (63 ratings)2.73 (62 ratings)
Entry2.342.00 (3 ratings)2.67 (3 ratings)
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