专四听写训练107：An Old Saying
Today we explain a very old saying that has had a big influence on rock-and-roll music. That saying is a rolling stone gathers no moss. It has several meanings. One meaning is that a person who never settles down in one place will not be successful. Another is that someone who is always moving, with no roots in one place, avoids responsibilities.
This proverb was said to be first used in the 1500s. But in the 1960s, the expression rolling stone became famous in the world of rock-and-roll music. It became the name of a rock group, a song and a magazine.
Experts say it all started with a song by the American singer and guitarist Muddy Waters. He was one of the country's top blues musicians until his death in 1983. His music influenced singers like Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan. In 1950, Muddy Waters recorded a song called "Rollin' Stone." (153 words)
Useful Words and Expressions
☆ A rolling stone gathers no moss. 滚石不生苔；转业不聚财。
moss n. 苔藓
rolling stone 无固定职业者；见异思迁者
☆ blues n. 布鲁斯（歌曲）（一种伤感的美国黑人民歌）
☆ Elvis Presley 猫王