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 invano,
Andrei sul Ponte Vecchio,
Ma per buttarmi in Arno!
Mi struggo e mi tormento!
O Dio, vorrei morir!

Babbo, pietà, pietà!
Babbo, pietà, pietà!



Lyrics submitted by seasons of grey

"O mio babbino caro" as written by Craig Leon, Giacomo Puccini

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    General Comment:English translation:
    Oh dear daddy

    Oh dear daddy
    I love him, he is so 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 fret and suffer torments
    Oh God, I would rather die
    Daddy, have pity, have pity
    seasons of greyon April 07, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:I think this is from Puccini's Gianni Schicchi?
    seasons of greyon April 07, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:It if from the composer Giacomo Puccini from his opera Gianni Schicchi

    It is one of my favorites

    However I believe that the translation is wrong, as babbino means baby (not daddy)
    tomateon July 02, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:Tomate:
    "Babbino" does mean "daddy", as it's a diminutive for the Italian word "Babbo" ("father", "dad"). You're confusing it with "Bambino", Italian for "child" or "baby".
    Gorgeous song, anyway, especially when sung by the wonderful Callas.
    Mimisa1on August 03, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:So she wants to go get engaged to the handsome man, eh?

    Puccini might get famous all over again, at least for O Mio Babbino Caro, after young Jackie Evancho sang it on AGT.

    Do the opera afficionados here feel she was up to the task? [ha]

    Link> youtube.com/…#!
    Karlinon September 09, 2010   Link

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