Love In Portofino


About Love In Portofino

Love in Portofino is a 1959 song recorded by French singer Dalida, with lyrics in Italian and French language although the name is in English. The song was her minor hit upon its release, but it was soon catched up and covered by several other singers, including Gloria Lasso under the name "A San Cristina", and in instrumental versions by accordionists and conductors. Being embraced by musical intellectuals as masterpiece of Dalida's early repertoire and pop standard of 1950s, it eventually became the symbolic song for the Portofino, to which the it is referred to. More recently, Love in Portofino was covered by Andrea Bocelli in 2013 and was featured on the eponymous album. 


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I found my love in Portofino
Perchè nei sogni credo ancor
Lo strano gioco del destino
A Portofino m'ha preso il cuor
Nel dolce incanto del mattino
Il mare ti ha portato a me
Socchiudo gli occhi
E a me vicino
A Portofino
Rivedo te

Ricordo un angolo di cielo
Dove ti stavo ad aspettar
Ricordo il volto tanto amato
E la tua bocca da baciar

I found my love in Portofino
Quei baci più non scorderò
Non è più triste il mio cammino
A Portofino I found my love

Il y avait à Portofino
Un vieux clocher qui s'ennuyait
De ne sonner que les matines
Quand Portofino
Se réveillait

Mais après cette nuit divine
On l'entendit sonner un jour
Même jusqu'aux villes voisines
De Portofino
Pour notre amour

Je vois le marié qui m'emporte
Vers le petit chalet de bois
Dont il me fait franchir la porte
En me portant entre ses bras

À chaque fois qu'à Portofino
Le vieux clocher sonne là-haut
Il chante notre mariage
Vers les nuages
À Portofino

I found my love
I found my love

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Dalida (17 January 1933 – 3 May 1987), born with the Italian name Iolanda Cristina Gigliotti, was a famous singer and actress born in Egypt to Italian (Calabrian) parents but naturalised French with the name Yolanda Gigliotti. She spent her early years in Egypt amongst the Italian Egyptian community, but she lived most of her adult life in France. She received 55 gold records and was the first singer to receive a diamond disc. Dalida performed and recorded in more than 10 languages including: French, Arabic, Italian, Greek, German, English, Japanese, Hebrew, Dutch and Spanish. more »

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Written by: Jaques Larue, Matteo Chiosso, Ferdinando Buscaglione

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