Song-Time Sunday, Despite Myself!

Well, I had said don’t expect anything, but I found something I really wanted to share.

A cover of “L’Italiano” that is totally awesome.

I love the original, but this song totally needed some accordion.

Lyrics:

Lasciatemi cantare
con la chitarra in mano
lasciatemi cantare
sono un italiano

Buongiorno Italia gli spaghetti al dente*
e un partigiano come Presidente
con l’autoradio sempre nella mano destra
e un canarino sopra la finestra

Buongiorno Italia con i tuoi artisti
con troppa America sui manifesti
con le canzoni con amore
con il cuore
con piu’ donne sempre meno suore

Buongiorno Italia
buongiorno Maria
con gli occhi pieni di malinconia
buongiorno Dio
lo sai che ci sono anch’io

Lasciatemi cantare
con la chitarra in mano
lasciatemi cantare
una canzone piano piano
Lasciatemi cantare
perche’ ne sono fiero
sono un italiano
un italiano vero

Buongiorno Italia che non si spaventa
e con la crema da barba alla menta
con un vestito gessato sul blu
e la moviola la domenica in TV
Buongiorno Italia col caffe’ ristretto**
le calze nuove nel primo cassetto
con la bandiera in tintoria
e una 600 giu’ di carrozzeria

Buongiorno Italia
buongiorno Maria
con gli occhi pieni di malinconia
buongiorno Dio
lo sai che ci sono anch’io

Lasciatemi cantare
con la chitarra in mano
lasciatemi cantare
una canzone piano piano
Lasciatemi cantare
perche’ ne sono fiero
sono un italiano
un italiano vero.

Translation:

Let me sing
with a guitar in my hand
Let me sing
I am Italian.

Good Morning Italy with your spaghetti
and your partisan for President
with my hand on the radio
and a canary on the window

Good Morning Italy with your artists
with your many American posters
with your songs of love
with kind hearts
with more women still less nuns (more women not becoming nuns?)

Good Morning Italy
Good Morning Mother Mary
with eyes full of sadness
Good Morning God
I know you know I am here.

Let me sing
with a guitar in hand
Let me sing
a song, slowly, slowly
Let me sing
because I am proud
I am an Italian
A genuine/real Italian.

Good Morning Italy who doesn’t scare
with peppermint flavored toothpaste
with a pinstripe blue suit
with slow moving Sundays on TV
Good Morning Italy with extra-strong espresso coffee
the new sock from the drawer
with the clean flag (flag that switched sides/flag that was clean)
a 600 (type of car I can’t think of)

Good Morning Italy
Good Morning Mother Mary
with eyes full of sadness
Good Morning God
I know you know I’m here.

Let me sing
with a guitar in my hand
Let me sing
a song, slowly, slowly
Let me sing
because I am proud
I am Italian
A geniuine/real Italian.

Lyrics and translation from: http://lyricstranslate.com

So happy to have found this!  Enjoy!
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About lapiccolacoccinella

I consistently have trouble with self-definition, but I'll give it my best shot here.... I am a twentysomething Italian-American woman from New England who loves clowning and cats and goth subculture and animanga and art and writing and books. I am an aspiring author and artist who currently blogs for Amazing Stories Magazine. I love getting feedback and advice from readers in order to allow my work to grow. View all posts by lapiccolacoccinella

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