Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I am currently loving...

This song! It's so dramatic and beautiful. (And I'm singing it for the solo in my singing class so I'm a little obsessed with it right now. :-)
O mio babbino caro,
mi piace, è bello, bello.
Vo'andare in Porta Rossa
a comperar l'anello!

Sì, sì, ci voglio andare!
e se l'amassi indarno,
andrei sul Ponte Vecchio,
ma per buttarmi in Arno!

Mi struggo e mi tormento!
O Dio, vorrei morir!
Babbo, pietà, pietà!
Babbo, pietà, pietà!

Literal Translation:
 Oh my dear papa,
I love him, he is handsome, handsome.
I want to go to Porta Rossa
To buy the ring!

Yes, yes, I want to go there!
And if my love were in vain,
I would go to the Ponte Vecchio
And throw myself in the Arno!

I am anguished and tormented!
Oh God, I'd like to die!
Papa, have pity, have pity!
Papa, have pity, have pity!

Here are two of my favorite versions of it.


  1. I think I like Sissel's version better. I just love how she "acts out" what she's singing. Coolio.

  2. I know, I love the way Sissel sings it...I must learn from her! :-)
    But I do love Jackie's high notes. They are bee-u-ti-ful.

  3. My Favorite web page Pandy!! I am engrossed in moooosic and I wants to learn the song too. Little Rose is enammered with the little girl who sings so pretty. I want to print out the words and practice it myself.....BTW I want to hear YOU sing it too! love your sis, Gina

  4. Oh Gina, it's so fun to sing! You'll love it. :-) And Rosie isn't the only one enammered with the little girl that sings so pretty. I love her too! :-)