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Piove, Domenico Modugno

piove, Domenico Modugno"Piove", better known as Ciao ciao bambina was presented to the Eurovision Song Contest 1959, and won the Sanremo Festival in 1959.

Modugno had returned to Italy after a series of international tours in the United States and Latin America, and wrote a new song with Dino Verde. While he was waiting for his train, at the station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on a rainy day, he had watched the farewell of two lovers in the rain, and had written down the lyrics. In some ways the song repeats the pattern of Nel blu dipinto di blu: a slow introduction, accompanied by a Hammond organ, and then an airy refrain. As the famous "Nel blu dipinto di blu" this song is also better known by the words of the refrain (Ciao ciao bambina), rather than with the title.

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Mille violini suonati dal vento
Tutti i colori dell'arcobaleno
Vanno a fermare una pioggia d'argento
Ma piove, piove sul nostro amor
1,000 violins played by the wind
all the colors of the rainbow
go to stop a silver rain
but it's raining on our love
Ciao, ciao, bambina, un bacio ancora
E poi per sempre ti perderò
Come una fiaba, l'amore passa
C'era una volta poi non c'è più
Bye bye, baby, one more kiss
and then forever I'll lose you
Just as a fairy tale, love goes away
Once upon a time it was here, but no more now
Cos'è che trema sul tuo visino
È pioggia o pianto, dimmi cos'è
Vorrei trovare parole nuove
Ma piove, piove sul nostro amor
What is trembling on your dear face
Is it rai or tears, tell me what
I'd like to find new words
but it's raining on our love
Ciao, bambina!
Ti voglio bene da morire!
Ciao! Ciao!
Bye, baby,
I love you more than my life!
Bye, bye
Ciao, ciao, bambina, non ti voltare
Non posso dirti rimani ancor
Vorrei trovare parole nuove
Ma piove, piove sul nostro amor
Bye bye, baby, do not turn back
I can't tell you to stay some more
I'd like to find new words
but it's raining on our love