lunedì 27 ottobre 2008

Giovanni Mascellaro - My Way



MY WAY (Claude François-Paul Anka)

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And now, the end is near

And so I face the final curtain

My friend, I'll say it clear

I'll state my case, of which I'm certain

I've lived a life that's full

I've traveled each and ev'ry highway

But more, much more than this

I did it my way

Regrets,

I've had a few

But then again, too few to mention

I did what I had to do

And saw it through without exemption

I planned each charted course

Each careful step along the byway

But more, much more than this

I did it my way

Yes, there were times,

I'm sure you knew

When I bit off more than I could chew

But through it all, when there was doubt

I ate it up and spit it out

I faced it all and I stood tall

And did it my way

I've loved,

I've laughed and cried

I've had my fill; my share of losing

And now, as tears subside

I find it all so amusing

To think I did all that

And may I say, not in a shy way

"No, oh no not me

I did it my way"

For what is a man, what has he got?

If not himself, then he has naught

To say the things he truly feels

And not the words of one who kneels

The record shows I took the blows

And did it my way!

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Performed by Giovanni Mascellaro

domenica 26 ottobre 2008

Giovanni Mascellaro - Love is a many-splendored thing



Music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster.

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Love is a many splendored thing

It's the April rose that only grows in the early spring

Love is nature's way of giving a reason to be living

The golden crown that makes a man a king

Once on a high and windy hill

In the morning mist two lovers kissed and the world stood still

Then your fingers touched my silent heart and taught it how to sing

Yes, true love's a many splendored thing

Once on a high and windy hill

In the morning mist two lovers kissed and the world stood still

Then your fingers touched my silent heart and taught it how to sing

Yes, true love's a many splendored thing.

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Performed by Giovanni Mascellaro

sabato 25 ottobre 2008

Giovanni Mascellaro - People




PEOPLE (Music by Jule Styne. Lyrics by Bob Merril.)

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Lyrics

People
People who need people
Are the luckiest people in the world,
We're children, needing other
children
And yet letting our grown-up pride
Hide all the need inside,
Acting more like children
Than children.
Lovers are very special people,
They're the luckiest people
In the world.
With one person,
one very special person
A feeling deep in your soul
Says you were half,
Now you're whole.
No more hunger and thirst
But first be a person
Who needs people.
People who need people
Are the luckiest people
In the world!
With one person,
one very special person
A feeling deep in your soul
Says you were half,
Now you're whole.
No more hunger and thirst
But first be a person
Who needs people.
People who need people
Are the luckiest people
In the world!

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Performed by Giovanni Mascellaro




venerdì 24 ottobre 2008

Giovanni Mascellaro - Yesterday


YESTERDAY (Lennon/McCartney)
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Yesterday,
all my troubles seemed so far away.
Now it looks as though they're here to stay.
Oh, I believe in yesterday.
Suddenly, I'm not half the man I used to be,
There's a shadow hanging over me,
Oh, yesterday came suddenly.
Why she had to go I don't know she wouldn't say.
I said something wrong,
Now I long for yesterday.
Yesterday,
love was such an easy game to play.
Now I need a place to hide away.
Oh, I believe in yesterday.
Why she had to go I don't know she wouldn't say.
I said something wrong,
Now I long for yesterday.
Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play.
Now I need a place to hide away.
Oh, I believe in yesterday.
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Performed by Giovanni Mascellaro

Giovanni Mascellaro - Greensleeves







A widely-believed (but completely unproven) legend is that it was composed by Henry VIII for his lover and future queen consort Anne Boleyn. Anne rejected Henry's attempts to seduce her. This rejection is apparently referred to in the song, when the writer's love "cast me off discourteously."


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Performed by Giovanni Mascellaro








Giovanni Mascellaro - Smoke gets in your eyes



SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES
Music by Jerome Kern Lyrics by Otto Harbach
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They asked me how I knew
my true love was true, ah, ah.
I of course replied,
"Something here inside cannot be denied."
They said, "Someday you'll find
all who love are blind, ah, ah.
When your heart's on fire,
you must realize
smoke gets in your eyes."

So I chaffed them and I gayly laughed,
to think they could doubt my love.
Yet today, my love has flown away:
I am without my love.

Now laughing friends deride
tears I cannot hide, ah, ah.
So I smile and say,
"When a lovely flame dies,
smoke gets in your eyes,
smoke gets in your eyes."

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Performed by Giovanni Mascellaro


giovedì 23 ottobre 2008

Giovanni Mascellaro- Anonimo Veneziano (A.Marcello's adagio)









Arranged and performed by Giovanni Mascellaro.


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"Adagio" from Alessandro Marcello Oboe Concerto in D minor




mercoledì 22 ottobre 2008

Giovanni Mascellaro - West Side Story - "Tonight"



West Side Story is a musical by Arthur Laurents (book),Leonard Bernstein (music ),and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics).

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Tonight lyrics

MARIA

Only you, you're the only thing I'll see forever

In my eyes in my words and in everything I do

Nothing else but you

Ever

TONY

And there's nothing for me but Maria

Every sight that I see is Maria

MARIA

Tony, Tony

TONY

Always you, every thought I'll ever know

Everywhere I go you'll be

TONY & MARIA

All the world is only you and me

MARIA

Tonight, tonight

It all began tonight

I saw you and the world went away

Tonight, tonight

There's only you tonight

What you are, what you do, what you say

TONY

Today, all day I had the feeling

A miracle would happen

I know now I was right

TONY & MARIA

For here you are

And what was just a world is a star

Tonight

Tonight, tonight

The world is full of light

With suns and moons all over the place

Tonight, tonight

The world is wild and bright

Going mad

Shooting sparks into space

Today, the world was just an address

A place for me to live in

No better than all right

But here you are

And what was just a world is a star

Tonight

Good night, good night

Sleep well and when you dream

Dream of me

Tonight

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Performed by Giovanni Mascellaro

Giovanni Mascellaro - "Prelude" by Pino Calvi


Arranged and performed by Giovanni Mascellaro
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Music composed by Pino Calvi

martedì 21 ottobre 2008

Giovanni Mascellaro - "Casta Diva" from Norma



"Casta Diva", Norma's aria by Vincenzo Bellini
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Arranged and performed by Giovanni Mascellaro

Giovanni Mascellaro - Anema e core


ANEMA E CORE (With all my heart and soul)
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A Music by Salvatore "Salve" D'Esposito with Italian lyrics by Tito Manlio , 1954
English lyrics by Manny Curtis and Harry Akst
I've got a yearning to caress you,
One thought keeps burning in my soul,
A hungry yearning to possess you,
It's far beyond control!
I want your love for now, forever,
I want you heart and soul!
My life, I'd give to you,
Anema e core . . .
I only live for you,
Anema e core . . .
I have but one desire,
And it's to love you,
With all my heart, with all my soul,
My whole life through!
From stars I'll make your crown,
And kneel before you,
I pray you'll take my hand,
For I adore you!
Open up the doors leading to heaven,
A heaven mine and yours,
Anema e core . . .
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Performed by Giovanni Mascellaro

lunedì 20 ottobre 2008

Giovanni Mascellaro - Arrivederci



ARRIVEDERCI

music by Umberto Bindi

lyrics by Giorgio Calabrese

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Arrivederci,

dammi la mano e sorridi

senza piangere

arrivederci

per una volta ancora

è bello fingere

abbiamo sfidato l'amore

quasi per gioco

ed ora fingiam di lasciarci

soltanto per poco

arrivederci

esco dalla tua vita

salutiamoci

arrivederci

questo sarà l'addio

ma non pensiamoci

con una stretta di mano

da buoni amici sinceri

ci sorridiamo per dirci

arrivederci

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Performed by Giovanni Mascellaro

domenica 19 ottobre 2008

Giovanni Mascellaro - Elvira Madigan's theme


The "andante" from Mozart's Piano Concerto No.21 in C is the theme from the romantic film "Elvira Madigan"
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Performed by Giovanni Mascellaro
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Wikipedia:
Elvira Madigan (December 4, 1867 July 20, 1889) was Danish tightrope walker and trick rider, whose illicit affair and dramatic death at the hands of her lover were the subject of a famous Swedish film from 1967.She was born Hedvig Antoinette Isabella Eleonore Jensen in Flensburg in northern Germany. Her mother was a Norwegian circus performer and her father a Danish stablemaster. Her mother later lived with the American circus manager John Madigan.While performing in Sweden with her stepfather's circus she met a Swedish cavalry officer, Lieutenant Count Bengt Edvard Sixten Sparre (born September 27, 1854). Sparre and Madigan fell in love, but their love was impossible, partly due to the fact that Sparre was married and the father of two children. After exchanging love letters for one year they ran away together to Denmark in June 1889, where they spent about one month. When they ran out of money, they packed a picnic basket, went out to the Nørreskov ("North forest") on the island Tåsinge, Denmark, and had a last meal, after which Sparre shot Madigan and himself with his service revolver. Madigan was 21 years old and Sparre 35 years old. It was 20 July, 1889.Madigan's and Sparre's grave is situated on the cemetery of Landet on Tåsinge and is still today visited by tourists and lovers from all over the world. Their tragic love story has some resemblance to the Austrian Mayerling drama, where Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his lover took their lives in January 1889.
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sabato 18 ottobre 2008

Giovanni Mascellaro - Limelight (Luci della ribalta)



Limelight is a 1952 film written, directed by and starring Charles Chaplin
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(1972 Oscar for Best Original Dramatic Score)
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Performed by Giovanni Mascellaro
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venerdì 17 ottobre 2008

Giovanni Mascellaro - Love Story

L O V E S T O R Y

Music by Francis Lai (1970 Best Original Score Oscar).
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Performed by Giovanni Mascellaro
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Love Story (1970) is a sentimental, romantic tearjerker film from director Arthur Hiller about a tragic couple.The melodramatic soap-opera, tremendously popular and a financial success (the top-earning film of the year) but panned by critics for its sappy content, was based upon Erich Segal's best-selling short novel of the same name.





domenica 12 ottobre 2008

Giovanni Mascellaro - Night and Day

NIGHT AND DAY by Cole Porter
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Lyrics:
Like the beat beat beat of the tom-tom
When the jungle shadows fall
Like the tick tick tock of the stately clock
As it stands against the wall
Like the drip drip drip of the raindrops
When the summer shower is through
So a voice within me keeps repeating
You, you, you
Night and day, you are the one
Only you beneath the moon or under the sun
Whether near to me, or far
It's no matter darling where you are
I think of you
Day and night, night and day, why is it so
That this longing for you follows wherever I go
In the roaring traffic's boom
In the silence of my lonely room
I think of you
Day and night, night and day
Under the hide of me
There's an oh such a hungry yearning burning inside of me
And this torment won't be through
Until you let me spend my life making love to you
Day and night, night and day
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Performed by Giovanni Mascellaro

sabato 11 ottobre 2008

Giovanni Mascellaro - Strangers in the night

Strangers in the night
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By Kaempfert/Singleton/Snyder
Strangers in the night
exchanging glances
Wondring in the night
What were the chances
we'd be sharing love
Before the night was through.
Something in your eyes was so inviting,
Something in you smile was so exciting,
Something in my heart,
Told me I must have you.
Strangers in the night,
two lonely people
We were strangers in the night
Up to the moment
When we said our first hello.
Little did we know
Love was just a glance away,
A warm embracing dance away and
-Ever since that night weve been together.
Lovers at first sight, in love forever.
It turned out so right,
For strangers in the night.
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performed by Giovanni Mascellaro

venerdì 10 ottobre 2008

Giovanni Mascellaro - When I fall in love

Words and music by Edward Heyman and Victor Young
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WHEN I FALL IN LOVE
When I fall in love it will be forever
Or I'll never fall in love
In a restless world like this is
Love is ended before it's begun
And too many moonlight kisses
Seem to cool in the warmth of the sun
When I give my heart it will be completely
Or I'll never give my heart
And the moment I can feel that you feel that way too
Is when I fall in love with you.
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Performed by Giovanni Mascellaro

giovedì 9 ottobre 2008

Giovanni Mascellaro - What a wonderful world

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you.
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.
I see skies of blue and clouds of white.
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night.
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.
The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
are also on the faces of people going by.
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do.
They're really saying I love you.
I hear babies crying, I watch them grow.
They'll learn much more than I'll ever know.
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.
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Performed by Giovanni Mascellaro


Giovanni Mascellaro - Love me tender


words & music by V.Matson-E.Presley

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LOVE ME TENDER

Love me tender,

Love me sweet,

Never let me go.

You have made my life complete,

And I love you so.

Love me tender,

Love me true,

All my dreams fulfilled.

For my darlin I love you,

And I always will.

When at last my dreams came true

Darling this I know

Happiness will follow you

Everywhere I go.

Love me tender,

Love me sweet,

all my dreams fulfilled

For my darling I love you,

And I always will

Love me tender,

Love me sweet,

Never let me go.

You have made my life complete,

And I love you so

Love me tender,love me true,

All my dreams fulfilled,

For my darling I love you,

And I always will.

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Performed by Giovanni Mascellaro


domenica 5 ottobre 2008

Giovanni Mascellaro - I left my heart in San Francisco


Music by G. Cory, lyrics by D. Cross.
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I left my heart in San Francisco
high on a hill, it calls to me.
To be where little cable cars
climb halfway to the stars!
The morning fog may chill the air:
I don't care!
My love waits there in San Francisco
Above the blue and windy sea
When I come home to you,San Francisco,
your golden sun will shine for me!
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Performed by Giovanni Mascellaro

giovedì 2 ottobre 2008

Giovanni Mascellaro - My secret love





My Secret Love

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Once I had a secret love

that lived within the heart of me

all too soon my secret love

became impatient to be free

So I told a friendly star

the way that dreamers often do

just how wonderful you are

and why I'm so in love with you

now I shout it from the highest hill

I even told the golden dafodill

at last my heart's an open door

and my secret love's no secret anymore

now I shout it from the highest hill

I even told you the golden dafodill

at last my heart's an open door

and my secret love's

no secret anymore

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Performed by Giovanni Mascellaro

mercoledì 1 ottobre 2008

Giovanni Mascellaro - Una lunga storia d'amore



UNA LUNGA STORIA D'AMORE

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Music and lyrics by Gino Paoli



Quando ti ho vista arrivare ,
bella così come sei
non mi sembrava possibile che
tra tanta gente
che tu t'accorgessi di me

E' stato come volare
qui dentro camera mia
come nel sonno
più dentro di te
io ti conosco da sempre
e ti amo da mai

Fai
finta di non lasciarmi mai
anche se
dovrà finire prima o poi
questa lunga storia d'amore
ora è già tardi
ma è presto se tu te ne vai

Fai
finta che solo per noi due
passerà
il tempo ma non passerà
questa lunga storia d'amore
ora è già tardi
ma è presto se tu te ne vai
E' troppo tardi
ma è presto
se tu te ne vai
ma è presto
se tu te ne vai

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Performed by Giovanni Mascellaro

Giovanni Mascellaro - Tenderly











TENDERLY
(Words and Music by Gross and Lawrence)
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The evening breeze caressed the trees tenderly


The trembling trees embraced the breeze tenderly


Then you and I came wandering by


And lost in a sigh were we


The shore was kissed by sea and mist tenderly


I can't forget how two hearts met breathlessly


Your arms opened wide and closed me inside


You took my lips, you took my love so tenderly


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Performed by Giovanni Mascellaro