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O mio babbino caro
Giacomo Puccini Lyrics


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,

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Bob Alessio

I am an American studying Italiano.
All my grandparents were from Piedmont=Piemonte. (Asti e Cuneo).
I find translating Italian songs is a good way to study the language.
Please let me know of any errors, or suggestions re: my translation.
Mille grazie.
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In Italiano, 'Padre' = 'father' (formal),
'Babbo' = 'Dad',
'Babbino' = 'Daddy' [-ino = a male diminutive/endearing suffix].
N.B. 'Babbino', not 'Bambino'='little child'/'baby'.
Il testo della canzone = Song Lyrics:
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O Mio Babbino Caro, mi piace, è bello, bello.
= Oh my dear daddy, I love him, he is handsome, handsome.
Vo'andare in Porta Rossa a comperar l'anello! Sì, sì, ci voglio andare!
= I want to go to Porta Rossa to buy the ring! Yes, yes, I want to go there!
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E se l'amassi indarno (Imperfect Subjunctive), andrei sul Ponte Vecchio,
= And if I have loved him in vain (if my love were in vain), I would go onto the Ponte Vecchio,
['indarno'='in vain' from Latin 'vanus'=‘empty', 'without substance’]
ma per buttarmi in Arno!
= but for (no other reason than) to throw myself into the Arno(River)!
["buttarsi"=to throw oneself Reflexive Verb/Pronomial Verb]
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Mi struggo e mi tormento!
= I am anguished/distressed/consumed and I am tormented/worried!
["struggersi"=to be distressed/to be consumed],
["tormentarsi"=to torment oneself/to self-torture/to worry oneself]
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O Dio, vorrei morir! Babbo, (abbi) pietà, pietà! (n.f.) Babbo, pietà, pietà!
= Oh God, I would like to die! Papa, have pity/mercy/compassion! Papa, have pity, have pity!
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The Ponte(=Bridge) Vecchio(=Old) is a Medieval Bridge originally built in the era of the Roman Empire (circa 300 AD!!) over the Arno River in Firenze(Florence), IT,
It is famous for still having shops built along both sides, as was once fairly common in Italy.
Butchers initially occupied the enclosed and covered shops.
The present tenants are jewelers, art dealers and souvenir sellers.
Via Porta Rossa is a narrow "back street" in the heart of Firenze, lined with numerous shops and restaurants.
V.P.R. is the center for all the best known big-name "brand shops" in Firenze(Florence).
The window displays make it worth a visit at night.
V.P.R. is located 3-4 blocks to the north of the Ponte Vecchio.
Bob (Roberto)



oreodog

This is a good performance!! Not only is it sung beautifully, but it's sung with emotion as if the words really meant something to her, more than what can be read on sheet music.

Lyrics:
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!


O my dear papa
He pleases me, and 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 aching, I am tortured!
Oh God, I'd like to die!
Father, have pity, have pity!
Father, have pity, have pity!



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I have no words to describe what I feel when l listen to this song, Puccini, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopan and Andrea Bucel are the best thing that l have in my life! !!!

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You sound like a winner.

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Same

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