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chico Lyr Add: Speak Softly Love (Godfather) Trilingual (1) Lyr Add: Speak Softly Love (Godfather) Trilingual 24 Nov 05



               Am                Dm   (E7b9)       Am (E7 Am)
Speak softly, love, and hold me warm against your heart;        Parla più piano e nessuno sentirà
                                 A7               Dm
I hear your words, the tender, trembling moments start.                Il nostro amore lo viviamo io
            E7b9            Am   
We're in a world, our very own,                                        E te nessuno sa la verità
          E7                            Am
Sharing a love that only few have ever known.                        Neppure il cielo che ci guarda da lassù

             G    7             C
Wine colored days warmed by the sun,                                Insieme a te, Io resterò
               Bb   Dm            E7
Deep, velvet nights, when we are one.                                Amore mio, sempre così

Speak softly, love, so no one hears us but the sky.                Parla più piano e vieni più vicino a me
The vows of love we make will live until we die.                Voglio sentire gli occhi miei dentro di te
            G7b9             Am
My life is yours, and all because                                Nessuno sa la verità
          E7                     Am
You came into my world so softly love.                                E' un grande amore e mai più grande esisterà

[Siciliano]
Brucia la luna n'cielu, e ju bruciu d'amuri                The moon is burning in the sky the fire that is consumed
Focu ca si consuma, comu lu me cori                        Like my heart my soul crys painfully
L'anima chianci, addulurata                                I'm not at peace what a terrible night
Non si da paci, ma cchi mala nuttata
        
Lu tempu passa, ma non agghiorna                        The time passes but there is no dawn
Non c'e mai suli, s'idda non torna                        There is no sunshine if she doesn't return

Brucia la terra mia, e abbrucia lu me cori                My earth is burning and my heart is burning
Cchi siti d'acqua idda, e ju siti d'amuri                What she thirsts for water a thirst for love
Acu la cantu, la me canzuni                                Who will I sing my song to
Si no c'e nuddu, ca s'a affacia, a lu barcuni                If there is no one who shows herself on the balcony


[Words & Music by Larry Kusic & Nino Rota. Recorded by Andy Williams, 1972* (top 40). Also recorded by Al Martino ("Johnny

Fontaine" in the movie "The Godfather." Italian translation by anonymous. Sicilian words from Godfather III.]


See my songbook at http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=79993&messages=22#1590824 See link at bottom


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