"Bella Ciao" as written by Egon Blank Tomas, Jesper Klas Andersson and Pd Traditional....
Questa mattina, mi son svegliata.
Oh bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao, ciao, ciao.
Questa mattina, mi son svegliata
E ho trovato l'invasor.
Oh partigiano, portami via.
Oh bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao, ciao, ciao.
Oh partigiano, portami via,
Che mi sento di morir.
E se muoio da partigiano
Oh bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao, ciao, ciao.
E se muoio da partigiano
Tu mi devi seppellir.
E seppellire lassù in montagna
Oh bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao, ciao, ciao.
Seppellire lassù in montagna
Sotto l'ombra di un bel fior.
E le genti che passeranno
Oh bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao, ciao, ciao.
E le genti che passeranno
E diranno che bel fior.
E' questo il fiore del partigiano
Oh bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao, ciao, ciao.
E' questo il fiore del partigiano
Morto per la libertà.


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"Bella Ciao" as written by Jesper Klas Andersson Egon Blank Tomas

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    General CommentCan anybody tell me what this means in English?
    nervous ticon March 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis morning time, my son woke up to me.
    Oh, beautiful goodbye, beautiful goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.
    This morning time, my son woke up to me.
    And I have found the invasor to me.
    Oh partisan, portami via. (< this means carry or hold, but it didn't make sense)
    Oh, beautiful goodbye, beautiful goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.
    Oh partisan, portami via.
    I feel like I'm dying.
    And if I die from partisan
    Oh, beautiful goodbye, beautiful goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.
    And if I die from partisan
    You must bury me.
    And to bury me in mountains
    Oh, beautiful goodbye, beautiful goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.
    And to bury me in mountains
    Under the shadow of a beautiful one fior.
    And people that will pass
    Oh, beautiful goodbye, beautiful goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.
    And they will say that it's beautiful.
    And this the flower of the partisan
    Oh, beautiful goodbye, beautiful goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.
    And this the flower of the Dead
    partisan for the freedom

    Keep in mind.
    this is a rough translation.
    It's just to give you an idea of what this song is about.
    Obviously, Bella Ciao means Beautiful Goodnight.
    If anyone has a better translation, I'd be more than happy to hear it.
    Good luck.
    hfranklin2010on August 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis morning I woke up

    oh hi pretty, hi pretty hi pretty, hi, hi

    This morning I woke up
    and I found an invader

    Oh partisan, take me away

    oh hi pretty, hi pretty hi pretty, hi, hi

    Oh partisan, take me away
    beacuse I feel like I'm dying

    And if I die a partisan

    You must bury me

    Bury me in the mountains

    oh hi pretty, hi pretty hi pretty, hi, hi

    Bury me in the mountains
    under the shadow of a beautiful flower

    and people that will pass
    oh hi pretty, hi pretty, hi, hi

    and people that will pass
    will say: what a beautiful flower

    it's the flower of the partisan
    oh hi pretty, hi prettty, hi, hi

    it's the flower of the partisan
    dead for a freedom
    and_balloonson March 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoesn't 'morto' mean dead? At least in Portuguese it does...
    acriliconcanvason September 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA friend of mine translated it to Portuguese and I worked in the English version of this:

    This morning, I woke up
    (Goodbye beautiful, goodbye beautiful)
    This morning I woke up
    And I found the invader
    Oh warrior, take me away
    (Goodbye beautiful, goodbye beautiful)
    Oh warrior, take me away
    For I feel I'm going to die
    And if I die as a warrior
    (Goodbye beautiful, goodbye beautiful)
    And if I die as a warrior
    You must bury me
    And bury me up that hill
    (Goodbye beautiful, goodbye beautiful)
    And bury me up that hill
    Under the shadow of a beautiful flower
    And the people who'll pass by
    (Goodbye beautiful, goodbye beautiful)
    And the people who'll pass by
    Will say: what a beautiful flower
    This is the warrior's flower
    (Goodbye beautiful, goodbye beautiful)
    This is the warrior's flower
    He who died for freedom
    acriliconcanvason November 27, 2007   Link

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