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Lyr Req: O Sole Mio (Les Barker)


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GUEST,The Fantum 20 Jan 03 - 08:24 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: O Sole Mio
From: GUEST,The Fantum
Date: 20 Jan 03 - 08:24 PM

Right everyone here is this weeks initiative test
Does anyone have the lyrics to Les Barkers song "O Sole Mio."
Thats not the operatic aria its the parody about fish. Same tune different words.
I have tried transcribing from his CD "Tubular Dogs" but despite a lot of effort the words elude me.
I am not sure I can sing the thing and how it will be greeted in a folk club singaround but I can take a view on that if I can get the words.
Might be unusal an operatic aria in a folk club. What do you think?
Many thanks

The Fantum

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Sole Mio
From: Alice
Date: 20 Jan 03 - 08:33 PM

The range of the song is not that challenging... just start low enough for your voice so you can hit the notes at the end.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Sole Mio
From: Wolfgang
Date: 21 Jan 03 - 06:23 AM

If everything else fails it is in Les Barker's songbook 'Collieflowers' to be ordered for 2.5 BritishPounds or 5 USDollars here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Sole Mio
From: ard mhacha
Date: 21 Jan 03 - 01:23 PM

Richard Tauber sings the English version "Beneath thy window" the CD can still purchased. Ard Mhacha.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Sole Mio
From: crankyyankee1
Date: 21 Jan 03 - 09:03 PM

it's not an operatic aria, it's a love song, maybe the most beautiful ever written. It's not in Italian, it's in "Napolitan" similar to Italian. That is, it's written in the Naples dialect.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Sole Mio
From: Noreen
Date: 21 Jan 03 - 09:33 PM

Not the Les Barker version, 'tisn't! 'tsin broad Mancunian...

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Sole Mio
From: GUEST,Giannina
Date: 21 Jan 03 - 10:10 PM

If you think the tune is really challenging to sing, just remember that not only did Elvis do it ("It's Now Or Never"), but tons of popular songs have been set to this tune, and lots of garden-variety singers sing them.


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