Giorgio Calabrese

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Giorgio Calabrese (Genova, 28 November 1929) is a songwriter[1] and frequent collaborator with French pop music star Charles Aznavour.

Calabrese wrote the original Italian lyrics for the popular song "Softly, as I Leave You", and the Italian version of Aznavour's famous song, "She", titled "Lei". He also wrote the Italian lyrics for the song, "E se domani", composed by Carlo Rossi. It was entered in the 1964 Sanremo Musical Festival.[2]


  1. ^ "From the Music Capitals of the World". Billboard. November 2, 1968. p. 72. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  2. ^ 1964 Sanremo Musical Festival Retrieved December 13, 2013