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Old 08-17-2002, 10:35 PM
Marine_One Marine_One is offline
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Wedding singing in "The Godfather"

In "The Godfather" , what is the translation of the singing in the wedding at the start?
First, Vito Corleone's wife sings something. Then an older man sings. Of course, it's in Italian.
Just wondering.
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Old 08-18-2002, 07:32 PM
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I'm not positive, but isn't the tradition for Italian wedding songs for people that knew the bride/groom to sing bits and pieces about them. If that's the case, it could be anything, and it would be meaningless to anyone but the wedding party. They usually border on baudy, if not being outright preverse (in good fun, of course.)

Or I could be completely wrong.
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Old 08-18-2002, 10:14 PM
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I know I know!!!!!!!! The name of the song is Lazy Mary. I have it on CD.

Lazy Mary, you'd better get up, she answers back I am not able.

Lazy Mary, you'd better get up, we need the sheets for the table."

Lazy Mary you smoke in bed, there's only one man you should marry

My advice to you would be is to pay attention to me.

You'd better marry a fireman, he'll come and go, go and come

(Then it lapses into Italian)
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Old 08-18-2002, 10:22 PM
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Here is the full enchilada on this song:

http://www.bobshannon.com/stories/lazymary.html
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Old 08-18-2002, 10:52 PM
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Here are a couple links from thegodfathertrilogy.net

Luna Mezz'a Mare

Lyrics in Italian & English

Click on Godfather I
Click on More
Click on Italian & English lyrics to: Che La Luna

The message board there is interesting, although not nearly as interesting as SDMB.
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Old 08-19-2002, 11:30 AM
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Thanks everyone!

Now I can sing along the next time I watch the movie.
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