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Arrivederci Roma - The Song That NEVER Grows Old

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Mark, Please SHUT UP Jul 30, 2005
ARRIVEDERCI ROMA

This song, more than any other, brings back happy memories of my Italian travels in the summer of 2005.

I played and sang Dean Martin’s cover throughout my adventures, much to the chagrin of everyone around me.

***For Dean's classic version and a great slideshow of Rome, paste:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XYq4lmB2UE

I also bought Mario Lanza’s all-Italian original version and even accompanied a singer and accordianist on the song during a sunset gondola ride through Venice’s canals.

Arrivederci Roma was introduced in the movie, Seven Hills of Rome. The acting and singing were well done, but the real star of the film was the Eternal City itself. Rome was the most popular city in the world in the Fifties. Hits like Roman Holiday and Three Coins in the Fountain proceeded Seven Hills of Rome.

Back in the day, this song was played EVERYWHERE, almost as much as I warbled it across Italia.

You, too, can drive your co-travelers nuts. Pick up a CD with this catchy ditty, put it on your iPod and let the moaning and groaning begin :-D

Today, when I listen to the song, my mind wanders to famous landmarks, fantastic lasagna and fabulous ladies :-D

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ARRIVEDERVI ROMA

Music – Renato Ranucci

Italian lyrics – Pietro Garinei and Sandro Giovannini

T'invidio turista che arrivi,

t'imbevi de fori e de scavi,

poi tutto d'un colpo te trovi

fontana de Trevi ch'e tutta pe' te!

Ce sta 'na leggenda romana

legata a 'sta vecchia fontana

per cui se ce butti un soldino

costringi er destino a fatte tornà.

E mentre er soldo bacia er fontanone

la tua canzone in fondo è questa qua!

Arrivederci, Roma...

Good bye...au revoir...

Si ritrova a pranzo a Squarciarelli

fettuccine e vino dei Castelli

come ai tempi belli che Pinelli immortalò!

Arrivederci, Roma...

Good bye...au revoir...

Si rivede a spasso in carozzella

e ripenza a quella "ciumachella"

ch'era tanto bellae che gli ha detto sempre "no!"

Stasera la vecchia fontana

racconta la solita luna

la storia vicina e lontana

di quella inglesina col naso all'insù

Io qui, proprio qui l'ho incontrata...

E qui...proprio qui l'ho baciata...

Lei qui con la voce smarrita

m'ha detto:"E' finita ritorno lassù!"

Ma prima di partire l'inglesina

buttò la monetina e sussurrò:

Arrivederci, Roma...

Good bye...au revoir...

Voglio ritornare in via Margutta

voglio rivedere la soffitta

dove m'hai tenuta stretta stretta accanto a te!

Arrivederci, Roma...

Non so scordarti più...

Porto in Inghilterra i tuoi tramonti

porto a Londra Trinità dei monti,

porto nel mio cuore i giuramenti e gli "I love you!"

Arrivederci, Roma...

Good bye...au revoir...

Mentre l'inglesina s'allontana

un ragazzinetto s'avvicina

va nella fontana pesca un soldo se ne va!

Arrivederci, Roma!

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ARRIVEDERCI ROMA (Goodbye to Rome)

Music – Renato Ranucci

English lyrics – Carl Sigman

Arrivederci Roma,

Goodbye, goodbye to Rome.

City of a million moonlit places,

City of a million warm embraces,

Where I found the one of all the faces

Far from home!

Arrivederci Roma,

It's time for us to part.

Save the wedding bells for my returning,

Keep my lover's arms outstretched and yearning,

Please be sure the flame of love keeps burning

In her heart!

City of a million moonlit places,

City of a million warm embraces,

Where I found the one of all the faces

Far from home!

Arrivederci Roma,

It's time for us to part,

Save the wedding bells for my returning,

Keep my lover's arms outstretched and yearning,

Please be sure the flame of love keeps burning

In her heart!

Arrivederci Roma,

Roma, Roma, Roma ...
Colosseum & Arch of Constantine
Trevi Fountain
Arrivederci Roma duet in Venice
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cavlizzy says:
all I could think of was...WHEN THE MOON HITS THE SKY LIKE A BIG PIZZA PIE... THAT'S AMORE'!!!!

BIG GRIN!!!
Posted on: May 31, 2011
MetalQueen says:
Nice review!!!
Well, it's strange to see that the English lyrics are so totally different from the Italian ones :-P
Ciao!!!!!!!!!
Posted on: May 31, 2011
Jennica11 says:
Love love love Dean Martin!
Posted on: Jun 17, 2009
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