Chi Si Vuol Bene Come Noi…

Today the extra song that Shirley Bassey did at Midem Festival for her second performance at the Monte Carlo Sporting club in 1970. She came, saw and conquered the difficult Monte Carlo audience and had them eating out of her hand.  Chi Si Vuol Bene Come Noi. (Special thanks to Andre for the sheet music)  The seventies was her golden decade in show bussiness when her career really took off

Chi Si Vuol Bene Come Noi…
(Those Who Love Each Other As We Do…)
Music written by Domenico Modugno and lyrics written by V. Pallavicini.

Released 1968 on the Italian album La Vita and on an Italian Single (UA 3152, with “Epirops” on the B-side). On the single “Canzonissima ’68” is noted which refers to this Italian music festival, where Shirley Bassey’s performance of this song had been a big success 1968.

Lyrics
(with English translation)

Febbre di luna sulla mia facia
Moon fever upon my face
Come avessi bevuto un po’
As if I were a little drunk
Guardo la gente
I look at the people
Sembra che tutti
It seems that everybody
Che tutti sappiano di me
That everybody knows about me
Di me, di te
About me, about you

Chi si vuol bene come noi lo sa
Those who love each other as we do, they know
Che un giorno o l’altro ti succede
That soon or later it may happen
Di amare tanto da morire
To love so much up to the point
E non capire se esiste il mondo
Of not understanding if the world exists

Chi si vuol bene come noi lo sa
Those who love each other as we do, they know
Che amare è dare la tua vita
That loving means to give away your own life
Tutta la vita in un momento
Your whole life just in a moment
Anche se dopo, dopo non vivi più
Even if later, later you can’t live anymore
Ma almeno questo è vivere
But at least that’s living

Chi si vuol bene come noi lo sa
Those who love each other as we do, they know

Chi si vuol bene come noi lo sa
Those who love each other as we do, they know
Che amare è dare la tua vita
That loving means to give away your own life
Tutta la vita in un momento
Your whole life just in a moment
Anche se dopo, dopo non vivi più
Even if later, later you can’t live anymore
Ma almeno questo è vivere
But al least that’s living
È vivere… è vivere
That’s living… that’s living

(Transcribed and translated by Francesco)

Cover of the single

Below the studio version of the song

Newspaper article from 1970
Dame Shirley pictured with Prince Rainier of Monaco at a charity gala

 

2 thoughts on “Chi Si Vuol Bene Come Noi…”

  1. What a great performance !!!! What a great voice !!!
    Every time I see this great performer singing I am impressed about het super talent!! It doesn’t matter if it is an old or new performance, Shirley Bassey is always GREAT !!
    Thank you for the compleet information about this performance and about this lovely song!
    ♥️🍀♥️🍀♥️🍀♥️🍀♥️🍀♥️🍀♥️🍀♥️

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