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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday Song - Gianni Morandi


As promised on the Sunday song post for Buon Ferragosto I am featuring each artist individually over the next few weeks. Last week it was the turn of Sergio Cammariere

Today it is the turn of Gianni Morandi

 Courtesy of Wikipedia


Gianni Morandi  was born on December 11, 1944 in the Tuscan- Emilian Apennines in the tiny village of  Monghidoro   He has been part of the Italian pop scene since 1962 with varying degrees of popularity over the five decades he has been performing. After a slump in his career during the 1970's he has regained his popularity in the last twenty years and has produced thirty eight albums.  He won the San Remo Festival in 1987, placed second in 1995 and third in 2000.

Tomorrow afternoon August 30th from 3pm until midnight Gianni is performing with many other stars in a fund raising concert in Roma at Casale del Treja - Mazzano - Roma for a paediatric hospital in Chiulo, Angola. Maybe just maybe somebody reading this is going to be attending, do let us know how it went if you do.  I am including the link for anyone that may be interested in this free entry fund raising concert Paroledilulu.


    Courtesy of Mistersiria

Some of my readers are learning Italian and have asked me before if the words for particular songs are available. I have already discovered  myself in the last few years that listening to Italian songs helps with learning the language so I thought this was maybe a good idea. I was delighted then to discover this week that along with the video Mistersiria  has included the words, therefore I am reproducing them for you below. Do let me know what you think of this new feature, not that I can promise to always be able to include a transcript. If you think it is a good idea I will try to do so sometimes when I can find the words. My Italian is not up to doing this myself by just listening and writing it out, although it would be a good exercise, I do not want to get it wrong.

The Words in Italian

Gianni Morandi - Grazie a tutti

Ma chi l'avrebbe detto mai,
com'è volato il tempo,
la vita forse va cosi'
ti affianca e ti sorpassa
e tu che tiri dritto,
che sembra sempre di andar piano
e invece insegui la tua strada
e sei arrivato fino a qui,
ma chi l'avrebbe detto mai.
Grazie a tutti,
con il cuore, a tutti quanti,
a chi mi vuole bene,
a chi mi ha insegnato a guardare avanti
ed anche a chi mi ha fatto male,
mi e' servito per capire,
grazie a chi mi ha detto no,
ad un sorriso sconosciuto,
ad una donna, ad un amico
e a quella porta chiusa in faccia,
a chi non mi ha tradito quella volta.
E' una questione d' ironia,
se vuoi sdrammatizzare
e quando pensi di sapere
hai ancora da imparare,
se corri arrivi più veloce
ma forse perdi delle cose
e quando credi sia finita
un'occasione nuova avrai,
ma chi l'avrebbe detto mai.
Grazie a tutti,
con il cuore, a tutti quanti,
a chi mi vuole bene,
a chi mi ha insegnato ad andare avanti
ed anche a chi mi ha fatto male,
mi e' servito ad imparare,
grazie a chi mi ha detto no,
al sorriso di un bambino,
a una donna, alla mia sposa.
Grazie a tutti,
che date vita alla mia vita,
in questa favola infinita,
che mi ha insegnato a guardare avanti
anche se ferito al cuore,
mi e' servito per capire,
grazie a chi mi ha detto no,
alle sfide, alle salite
ed alle mani di mio padre
e a quella porta chiusa in faccia,
a chi non mi ha tradito quella volta,
per quanto ho dato e quanto ho avuto,
per quanto ho riso, pianto, sperato,
per ogni giorno che ho ricominciato,
per ogni istante regalato, voglio dire:
grazie a tutti!

If you enjoyed having the words in Italian included do please let me know.

Gianni Morandi official siteCourtesy Official Website.


More biographical and career information can be found about Gianni Morandi on both Wikipedia and on his Official Website it is from these sites and YouTube that I have found out all my information when researching this post


More Sunday Songs can be found by visiting 5 Minutes Just for Me

Buono Domenica Tutti


  1. You have picked out some wonderful singers. So easy to listen to, relaxing.
    Words, yes, I like having the words posted when available. Wish I could say it would help me with my Italian, but that is not a project of mine at the moment - still I like to follow the singer with the words.
    I was taking a course in Latin - perhaps Italian would have been more practical. Oh well,
    I cannot say that I learned much Latin anyway, but the course was very informative. We studied alot of history and culture, and the teacher had many pictures of her travels to Italy and surrounding areas.

  2. Hello!
    Thank you so much for the lovely comment you left me today! It's nice to meet you!
    Wonderful to know that you live in Lazio..shame on me..I don't know where Marta is!
    I'm always interested to know foreigners' reviews about living in Italy, I'll be back soon!
    Have a great week!
    Greetings from Venice


  3. I love this! I love all genres of music and have a great collection from all over the world. This is great and I loved what I have heard so far. Have a super Monday!

    Mama Hen

  4. I nearly want to learn Italian after hearing this... nearly that is...I am not sure my brain could cope with learning another language at the moment! I don't know how you and others do it!

    Thanks so much for sharing another gorgeous Italian song!

    Best wishes for a wonderful week Linda.

  5. Mya - Thanks for your comments, delighted you are enjoying my choices. If you know even a little Latin you will find similarity with Italian.

    Greenthumb - A pleasure to meet you as well. Not many people have heard of this undiscovered area.

    Mama Hen - I hope you will find lots of tunes from Sunday Song posts to add to your collection.

    Natasha - I know what you mean it is a beautiful sounding language. How do I manage, with difficulty never having been a linguist, but Italians are very patient with me :)

  6. Today I had the chance to check your Sunday song and really enjoyed it. I fall in love with Italian music very easily!
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Nice article! I had seen this guy all over Italian television but I never really knew his story. I think using songs to learn Italian is a great way, I used Ligabue!

  8. Simony - Keep on enjoying Italian music and I will keep on posting :)

    Student in Rome - Thanks, I must take a look at Ligabue

  9. Very nice article. I always enjoy listening to Italian Music. Good luck!

  10. Online music promotion - Glad you enjoyed it, thankyou for the comment even if its purpose is to promote your business :)


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