A Groovy Kind of Love – Musica in Classe – Tuesday 24th July 2012

Please come along to listen to or participate in an English pronunciation class at Italian Mood, this Tuesday 24th July, 2130 Italian time , 2030 UK time (but NB you do not have to be Italian or English .. all nationalities welcomed!)

In the excitement of last week’s after-party, we did not really decide on a song for this week, so I hope that you will indulge the teacher and the translator and let us choose one for this week! It’s another real favourite for me: ‘A Groovy Kind of Love’. Loris has done lots of research on this one, and below are some links for those of you who wish to be ‘at the top of the class’ … [I will be asking questions and awarding prizes, of-course!] Please come ready to feel ‘groovy’and , who knows, we may even manage a dance ball to allow us to gently swing as we sing in our (thankfully) inimitable style at the end.

(1) Phil Collins’ Video

(2) Link to the lyrics (pasted below)

(3) Link to the sheet music download from musicnotes (In G major …  modulates to A major half way through.  C sharp minor 7 is my challenge this week.  Help!!!!)

(4) The Mindbenders’ 60s hit

(5) The Italian version by Agnese-Ivan Graziani

(6) Link to the Italian lyrics

(7) The absolute original version (you’ll like this!) – Muzio Clementi – Sonatina op. 36 n. 5 in sol maggiore (parte 2) – 3. Rondò


(8) A modern-day Mozart prodigy playing the above:

Here are the English lyrics:
When I’m feeling blue, all I have to do
Is take a look at you, then I’m not so blue
When you’re close to me, I can feel your heart beat
I can hear you breathing in my ear

Wouldn’t you agree, baby you and me, we’ve got a groovy kind of love

Any time you want to, you can turn me on to
Anything you want to, any time at all
When I kiss your lips, ooh I start to shiver
Can’t control the quivering inside

Wouldn’t you agree, baby you and me, we’ve got a groovy kind of love, oho

(Solo) Oh,

When I’m feeling blue, all I have to do
Is take a look at you, then I’m not so blue
When I’m in your arms, nothing seems to matter
My whole world could shatter, I don’t care

Wouldn’t you agree, baby you and me, we’ve got a groovy kind of love
We’ve got a groovy kind of love, we’ve got a groovy kind of love
Oho, we’ve got a groovy kind of love

Here are the Italian lyrics (not the same as the English ones!)

Se la mia chitarra piange dolcemente
stasera non è sera di vedere gente
e i giochi nella strada che ho chiusi dentro al petto
mi voglio ricordare

Io penso ad un barcone rovesciato al sole
in un giorno in pieno agosto le biciclette in riva al mare
Agnese mi parlava e la sabbia era infuocata
ed io non so perché non l’ho dimenticata

Lei mi raccontava di quello che la gente
diceva del suo corpo con malizia ed allegria
ed io che sto provando le cose che provavo ieri
non ho capito ancora
se è gelosia se sono prigioniero
di questo cielo nero e di un ricordo che fa male
e se continuo a bere i miei liquori inquinati
è vero che quei giorni non li ho dimenticati

E’ uscito un po’ di sole da questo cielo nero
l’inverno cittadino sembra quasi uno straniero
Agnese dolce Agnese color di cioccolata
adesso che ci penso non ti ho mai baciata

Agnese dolce Agnese color di cioccolata
adesso che ci penso

Io vado in bicicletta per sentirmi vivo
alle 5 di mattina con la nebbia nei polmoni
però non c’è più Agnese seduta sul manubrio
a cantar canzoni a cantar canzoni

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