Comme è ddoce 'o mare
|"Comme è ddoce 'o mare"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 1991 entry|
|◄ "Insieme: 1992" (1990)|
|"Rapsodia" (1992) ►|
"Comme è ddoce 'o mare" (English translation: "How Sweet Is the Sea") was the Italian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1991, performed in the minority Neapolitan language by Peppino di Capri. This was the first occasion on which Italy had not performed at least partly in Italian. Additionally, it was the first time that a host nation had ever submitted an entry in a minority language.
With music by Marcello Marocchi and lyrics by Giampiero Artegiani, the song is a ballad comparing the beauty of the singer's lover to that of the ocean. Di Capri opens the song by explaining that "Only the one who never falls in love/Doesn't have a heart to sing". Later, he tells his lover, "When I call you: "Butterfly"/Fly and I'll fly with you" and declares that "Love is what make us live".
- Diggiloo Thrush. "1991 Italy". Retrieved 2006-09-29.