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O Mio Babbino Caro
Jackie Evancho Lyrics

O mio babbino caro,
Mi piace, afa bello bello,
Vo'andare in Porta Rossa
A comperar l'anello!
Si, si, 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, pietafa , pietafa
Babbo, pietafa , pietafa

English Translation
Oh my dear father,
I like him, he is very 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 Ponte Vecchio
And throw myself in the Arno!
I am pining and I am tormented,
Oh God! I would want to die!

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O Mio Babbino Caro – Italian 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 Mio Babbino Caro – English Translation
Oh my dear papa
I like 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 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!

O Mio Babbino Caro, a soprano aria from the opera Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini. It is sung by Lauretta after tensions between her father and the family of her beloved Rinuccio threaten to separate the lovers.

I like to think that John Ringling's spirit was there, giving her a standing ovation and bawling his eyes out. i know i was.

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Mark Kershey

I think this is the most beautifully sung piece of music I've ever heard in my life. I consider myself a "Music Person" & I remember seeing this show. When Jackie sang this, it made my cry. I don't mean brought tears to my eyes, I mean when she finished, the tears were rolling down my cheeks. What an amazing talent then & she still is!!!

Fred Bloggs

The famous Jackie Effect .

Ann Q

How can anyone dislike this? Her voice makes me ponder what the angels must really sing like. Her voice just pulls at my heart.


It is unbelievable that they still hang on and hit the thumbs down button almost as soon as the videos are posted.
At least most of the negative commenters have give up, those who used to say she would destroy her voice or be burned out by the time she was fifteen.
Very happy to see that Jackie has proved them all wrong and is just as delightful today as she ever was.

I have just made a new convert - my daughter's boyfriend, a professional musician who had never heard of her until yesterday. He is staggered by her voice and ability.

John D'Angelo

Very nice! I have heard other young singers sing this but, I still think Jackie does the best job at singing this song. She has a good ear for singing in a foreign language.

Sounds Jb_

I cannot believe! Awesome

Rockool52 Glenn

I am so grateful to everyone involved in producing these - especially Jackie!! These videos are priceless treasures! I would have voted Dream With Me album of the millennium and given her a dozen Grammys!

Ivars Lapiņš

To see and listen this video is like to go to some beautiful place in nature and to breath the fresh air! Thank you Jackie and David!

Lurch Hightower

Her being a child here adds to the impression. But listening to this without watching the video actually makes it even better. Showing that it's not as much about her being a "child prodigy" as it is her giving us an immaculate rendition of the song.


Jackie's voice always brings tears of joy to my eyes.

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