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Origins: Name of Italian song in The Godfather

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Subject: Origins: Name og Italian song in The Godfather
From: GUEST,jopa
Date: 25 Mar 07 - 05:21 PM

Hej,

can someone please help my identify an Italian (from Sicily ?) song also played in The godfather wich goes like that : .... Che cosa bella sai ....or something like that (I appologize for my ignorance)

/jopa


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Subject: RE: Origins: Name of Italian song in The Godfather
From: katlaughing
Date: 25 Mar 07 - 05:34 PM

There's one on This page with Sicilian and English lyrics on the same page as the audio.Not sure it's the right one, though.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Name of Italian song in The Godfather
From: katlaughing
Date: 25 Mar 07 - 05:36 PM

Here's a Suite of music from all three movies. No lyrics or audio, but maybe you can figure out a title from them. Do you know which movie and which character sang it?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Name of Italian song in The Godfather
From: katlaughing
Date: 25 Mar 07 - 05:39 PM

Also, you might listen to the samples on this page to figure out what song it is.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Name of Italian song in The Godfather
From: GUEST,Andrea
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 03:43 AM

Just passing through, but here's everything you ever want to know about Lazy Mary/Luna Mezz'o Mare http://www.bobshannon.com/stories/lazymaryback.html


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Subject: RE: Origins: Name of Italian song in The Godfather
From: s&r
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 05:19 AM

"Speak softly love" recorded by Andy Williams et al?

Stu


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Subject: RE: Origins: Name of Italian song in The Godfather
From: PoppaGator
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 05:54 PM

If you like "Che La Luna" and "Oh Mama," you'll love the late Louis Prima (probably best known for his duet with wife Keely Smith on "Old Black Magic"). Quintessential Italian-American party music.

If the song you'reinterested is one of the kmore sentimental/lyrical love songs, well that's something else again ~ not Louis (pronounced Louie, like in French).


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Subject: RE: Origins: Name of Italian song in The Godfather
From: GUEST,Bardan
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 07:55 PM

O sole mio contains the line "che bella cosa". Doubt it's the one you're looking for since everyone knows it but you never know.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Name of Italian song in The Godfather
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Mar 07 - 01:47 PM


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Subject: RE: Origins: Name of Italian song in The Godfather
From: Roberto
Date: 31 Mar 07 - 02:22 PM

Parla più piano (soundtrack to the movie The Godfather. Mind: not a traditional song, nor a Sicilian song: just a modern song)

Parla più piano che nessuno sentirà
il nostro amore lo viviamo io e te
nessuno sa la verità
nemmeno il cielo che ci guarda da lassù

Parla più piano, vieni qui vicino a me
voglio sentire gli occhi tuoi dentro di me
nessuno sa, la verità
nemmeno il cielo che ci guarda da lassù

Vicino a te
io resterò
amore mio, sempre così

A rough translation:

Speak in a lower voice, nobody shall hear
Out love it is something between me and you
Nobody knows the truth
Not even the sky that looks down on us from above

Speak in a lower voice, come closer to me
I want to feel your eyes inside of me
Nobody knows the truth
Not even the sky that looks down on us from above

Close to you
I shall remain
My love, forever


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Subject: RE: Origins: Name of Italian song in The Godfather
From: s&r
Date: 01 Apr 07 - 05:49 AM

Much free-er version as above

"Speak softly, love and hold me warm against your heart
I feel your words, the tender trembling moments start
Were in a world, our very own
Sharing a love that only few have ever known

Wine-colored days warmed by the sun
Deep velvet nights when we are one

Speak softly, love so no one hears us but the sky
The vows of love we make will live until we die
My life is yours and all becau-au-se
You came into my world with love so softly love

(instrumental interlude>

Wine-colored days warmed by the sun
Deep velvet nights when we are one

Speak softly, love so no one hears us but the sky
The vows of love we make will live until we die
My life is yours and all becau-au-se
You came into my world with love so softly love"

Stu


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Subject: RE: Origins: Name of Italian song in The Godfather
From: Roberto
Date: 01 Apr 07 - 03:49 PM

Yes, s&r, but yours is a singable text in English, not a translation.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Name of Italian song in The Godfather
From: Genie
Date: 01 Apr 07 - 06:09 PM

PoppaGator, I agree that people who like Italian music should check out Louis Prima and Keely Smith.
For the record, the song you referred to (which was featured at the wedding reception in The Godfather) is "C'é 'na Luna (or C'é La Luna) Mezz' o Mare," not "Che 'na Luna ..."

(Don't feel bad though.   That's an easy confusion of Italian with Spanish spelling. When I was looking for this song and started a thread for it, I accidentally slipped into French and spelled it "C'est La Luna ... ")   


Genie


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Subject: RE: Origins: Name of Italian song in The Godfather
From: s&r
Date: 02 Apr 07 - 01:40 AM

Roberto - not intended as a correction or anything except more information

Stu


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Subject: RE: Origins: Name of Italian song in The Godfather
From: Roberto
Date: 02 Apr 07 - 04:04 AM

s&r, I didn't mean to criticize, but to inform you that the original italian text means roughly what I attempted to translate. R


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