Monday, February 28, 2011

Elvis sings Santa Lucia

Last night we heard a lot about the King's speech. Today we can listen to the King's song. Yes, Colin Firth isn't the only "king" who can communicate in Italian. Our American "king" Elvis could, too.

Here he is doing a creditable version of the Neapolitan classic, Santa Lucia (a waterfront location in Naples).

Here are the lyrics with my translation. Elvis only sings the first stanza.

Sul mare luccica l'astro d'argento,
Placida è l'onda, prospero è il vento
Venite all'agile barchetta mia...
Santa Lucia! Santa Lucia!

On the sea, the silver orb is shining,
The waves are calm, the wind is strong
Come to my agile little boat
Santa Lucia Santa Lucia!