So… I’ve been learning Italian. For the most part, I think it is going fairly well… Well, at the very least, I will say it’s been a process.
One of the most wonderful experiences in learning this beautiful (but quite challenging for me) language happened last semester during my intensive Italian course. We had the fortune of being introduced to (and listening a couple of times per my request) to the song, “La Gatta” by Gino Paoli, … and it made me smile 🙂
It still does… Thanks, Professor B.!
I hope it will brighten your Saturday too!
Excerpt from “La Gatta” Lyrics
“C’era una volta una gatta
che aveva una macchia nera sul muso
e una vecchia soffitta vicino al mare
con una finestra a un passo dal cielo blu.
Se la chitarra suonavo
la gatta faceva le fusa ed una
stellina scendeva vicina, vicina
poi mi sorrideva e se ne tornava su.
Ora non abito più là,
tutto è cambiato, non abito più là,
Ho una casa bellissima,
bellissima come vuoi tu…” – Gino Paoli
(Lyrics found at http://www.lyricsmania.com/la_gatta_lyrics_gino_paoli.html)
Until next time!
2 thoughts on “Something that makes me smile…”
This is also the easiest song to play when someone’s learning guitar: it’s a classic C turn, made of 4 chords: C+ Am Dm G7.
And recently one italian singer whose name is Daniele Silvestri made a CD where one of the guest star was Gino Paoli but he renamed the song “La chatta” (it’s a word game chat, chatta, gatta …). It’s funny you have to listen to it … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki9p4nuiuxw
🙂 Good thing I have my guitar! Thanks so very much, Flaviano.