ARRIVEDERCI ROMA

MUSIC    

The song featured in the 1958 Hollywood musical "Seven Hills of Rome". The music is by Renato Ranucci with Italian lyrics by Pietro Garinei and Sandro Giovannini, authours of many Italian musicals based on Rome. The English lyrics are by Carl Sigman. The most famous version in English of the song is by Perry Como (1966, in the album "Perry Como In Italy"). It is not a touristy song (!), but rather one of the many melodies of those unforgettable 50es and 60es in which Rome was by far the most romantic, lively, imaginative and hospitable place on earth (although more chaotic, it still is). 

THE SONG:   Arrivederci Roma ( Goodbye to Rome )

Arrivederci Roma, Goodbye, goodbye to Rome . . .
     
City of a million moonlit places, city of a million warm embraces, where I found the one of all the faces, far from home!
     
Arrivederci Roma, it's time for us to part,
     
Save the wedding bells for my returning, keep my lover's arms outstretched and yearning, please be sure the flame of love keeps burning, in her heart!

Arrivederci Roma, Roma, Roma, Roma . . .  

The roma...nce never ends, since thousands years!

The Rom...antic Spanish Steps


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