Dalida

Gigi l'amoroso

Maybe someday you'll come
to the village I'm from,
right by the bay of beautiful Napoli,
where each Saturday night,
as the vino takes flight,
we sing and dance and love of life is free.

Giorgio plays the guitar,
Sandro the mandolin,
and me, I dance and bang on the tambourine
But when Gigi appears,
the hurrahs and the cheers
come from the crowd as he begins to sing.

And in between each song,
they shout and sing out strong:

We love you, Gigi l'Amoroso
The greatest Italian lover since man discovered fire
Gigi l'Amoroso
If you only knew what you make us do
With your songs of desire
For each and every one his favourite song
Volare, Come Prima, O Sole Mio.

Everyone loved Gigi,
the baker's wife would leave her shop just to hear him sing,
the notary's wife who was a saint blessed him and made the sign of the cross every time
he opened his mouth, and the widow, the young one,
tore her wigs to shreds and put on fancy lace,
and on and on, everyone loved Gigi,
even me, even me, but...

Came a lady one day,
rich as all USA,
who told him Hollywood wasn't very far
Oh, he liked what he heard
and believed every word
Like Valentino he'd become a star.

We were all at the boat
With a lump in our throat
To wish him well and show him how much we cared
Everyone in the crowd 
were all openly proud
He'd made it now beyond the village square!

And when he said goodbye,
we all began to cry:

We love you, Gigi l'Amoroso
The greatest Italian lover since man discovered fire
Gigi l'Amoroso
If you only knew what you make us do
With your songs of desire
Arrivederci, Gigi, much success
The tears you see are tears of happiness.

Gigi...
We stayed 'till the boat was out of sight,
and we all returned to the village, but, 
it wasn't the same after he left
Everything seemed different
the baker's wife refused to light the oven
the notary's wife, wouldn't even talk to her husband
she just kept counting her beads
and the widow, the young one, cried and went into mourning for a second time
And me...

Many days have gone by
Oh the years how they fly
The fountain even cried we all missed him so
Not a word, not a sign
My heart measured the time
Oh Gigi, Gigi why did you have to go ?
Our performance went on
But the spirit was gone
Each song we sang was only a memory
At the end of our show
As the silence would grow
Each night I'd hear his haunting melody

If you only knew
What you make us do
With your songs of desire
Gigi...

Gigi !?
Is that you in the shadow?
It is you Gigi
come closer!
Oh let me look at you
You are crying ? But why are you crying ?
Oh ! l'American !
Now I understand
what do they know except Rock and Roll and "Baby, Baby, Baby"
That's not for you, you are Giuseppe, Fabrizio, Luca Santini
and you are Napoletano !
Listen Gigi, listen... that's Giorgio playing
and that, that's Sandro's mandolin
wait, Gigi, wait !
I'll get my tambourine
wait, you can't leave like that !
This is your home!
Listen... you hear them Gigi ?
The whole town is coming !
They want you to sing Gigi !
To sing for them
They love you Gigi, everybody loves you
Sing Gigi ! Canta ! Bravo !!! Bravo !
Carmella, Carmella Carmella lo sai che  arrivato Gigi Cesarina,
Cesarina scendi  arrivato Gigi da Hollywood ! Ma se te lo dico io che  arrivato scendi no 
Guaglione, guaglione guaglione corri va a dire a zio Gennaro Che  arrivato lo zio 
Gigi dall'America
Bravo !

To each and everyone his favourite song
Volare, Come Prima, O Sole Mio
We love you Gigi l'Amoroso
The greatest Italian lover since man discovered fire
Gigi l'amoroso

If you only knew what you make us do
With your songs of desire
To each and everyone his favourite song
Volare, Come Prima, O Sole Mio
We love you Gigi l'amoroso...

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