Si Little Boxes a été écrite et enregistrée par Malvina Reynolds (on trouve son interprétation sur ce site), c’est Pete Seeger qui l’a popularisée, et c’est son interprétation (qui comporte quelques modifications de détail dans le texte, mais surtout qui est chantée sur un rythme différent) qui est en quelque sorte devenue canonique.

LITTLE BOXES

Little boxes on the hillside
Little boxes made of ticky tacky
Little boxes, little boxes
Little boxes all the same

There’s a green one and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one
And they’re all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same

And the people in the houses
All went to the university
Up they are got put in boxes
Little boxes all the same

And there’s doctors and there’s lawyers
And business executives
And they’re all get put in boxes
And they all come aout the same

And they all play on the golf course
And drink their martinis dry
And they all have pretty children
And the children go to school

And the children go to summer camp
And then to the university
And they all get put in boxes
And they all come out the same

And the boys go into business
And marry and raise a family
And they all get put in boxes
Little boxes all the same

There’s a green one and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one
And they’re all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same