Perry Como In Italy - 1966

Souvenir d'Italie

The moonlight reflected
the Mediterranean splendour,
The silvery sand was a
magical carpet of white,Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
We shared with each other
our kisses and willing surrender,
And promised each other
that we would remember that night.
 
Then we had to part broken hearted,
You gave me a shell as we parted . . .
You told me to listen,
For it had a message for me.
 
Pretty shell that we found by the sea,
Souvenir d'Italie!
 
Pretty shell that I took home with me,
Souvenir d'Italie!
 
Even though we are so far apart,
Still the shell speaks to me,
And a voice that is yours,
Calls me back to your shores,
Voice of love . . .
Souvenir d'Italie!
 
< instrumental verse >
 
Ma pecché, nun me fa cchiú durmí         
solo tu, m' 'o può dí
se ne gghiut'accussí
e me lass' partíTranslation: Why can't I sleep anymore? Only you can tell me but she left me like that and now she's letting me leave too!
Souvenir, souvenir d'Italie!
 
Music by Lelio Luttazzi and English lyrics by Carl Sigman
Original Italian lyrics by Giulio Scarnicca and Renzo Tarabusi , 1957

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