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

 

SHIRLEY BASSEY LIVE AT THE MONTE CARLO SPORTING CLUB -1970- # 1

Today the first of two of Shirley Bassey’s performances in 1970 at the  Monte Carlo Sporting Club where she wears the famous catsuit.
Songs: On A Wonderful Day Like Today’, I’ll Never Fall In Love Again, This Is My Life.


Dame Shirley wearing the cat suit for her 60th. birthday concert in 1997

Shirley Bassey Live at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club -1970- # 2

A few weeks a go I bought this DVD on Ebay. With special thanks to David for bringing it to my attention. It is the second performance of two that Shirley Bassey did at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club in 1970. The choice of songs is the same but the second one had an extra (Italian) song. Chi Si Vuol Bene Come Noi. These performances were shown on the blog before five years ago.

Today the second show that Dame Shirley Bassey did at the famous Monte Carlo Sporting Club in 1970. She is being introduced by Brazilian singer Eliana Pittman (Special thanks to Eddie for this information). You can find videos of Eliana Pittman in YouTube.

For the second show at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club Dame Shirley sings the same songs: ‘On a wonderful day like today’, I’ll never fall in love again’ and ‘This is my life’ plus an additional song as an encore: one of her Italian songs ‘Chi si vuol bene come noi’.

A postcard from Monte Carlo

From the biography ‘Shirley an appreciation of the life of Shirley Bassey’
The Monte Carlo Sporting club