"Bella Ciao" is the B-side of Thomas' 1996 single "Un Parapluie Pour Deux", later released as the last single from his second album. It is based on an Italian traditional....
Una mattina, mi son svegliato
O bella ciao, bella ciao ! Bella ciao, ciao, ciao !
Una mattina, mi son svegliato
E ho trovato l'invasor.

O partigiano, portami via !
O bella ciao, bella ciao ! Bella ciao, ciao, ciao !
O partigiano, portami via
Che mi sento di morir !

E se io muoio da partigiano
O bella ciao, bella ciao ! Bella ciao, ciao, ciao !
E se io muoio da partigiano
Tu mi devi seppellir.

Mi seppellirai lassù in montagna
O bella ciao, bella ciao ! Bella ciao, ciao, ciao !
Mi seppellirai lassù in montagna
Sotto l'ombra d'un bel fior.

E la gente che passerà
O bella ciao, bella ciao ! Bella ciao, ciao, ciao !
E la gente che passerà
E dirà "O che bel fior" !

È questo il fiore del partigiano
O bella ciao, bella ciao ! Bella ciao, ciao, ciao !
È questo il fiore del partigiano
Morto per la libertà !


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    TranslationOne morning, I woke up
    Oh bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
    One morning, I woke up
    And I found the invader.

    Oh, partisan, carry me away!
    Oh bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
    Oh, partisan, carry me away
    For I feel I'm dying!

    And if I die as a partisan
    Oh bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
    And if I die as a partisan
    You'll have to bury me.

    You'll bury me up in the mountain
    Oh bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
    You'll bury me up in the mountain
    Under the shadow of a beautiful flower.

    And the people who will pass by
    Oh bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
    And the people who will pass by
    Will say "What a beautiful flower!"

    This is the flower of the partisan
    Oh bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
    This is the flower of the partisan
    Dead for freedom.
    Oliviakaon August 11, 2017   Link

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