"Samba Italiano" (Italian Samba) is a popular samba song composed in 1965 by Adoniran Barbosa (1912-1982), who was a son of Italian immigrants of the city of Valinhos, Brazil, and knew well the pidgin Italian-Portuguese dialect spoken in the streets of São Paulo, mostly in the sections of Mooca, Brás and Bexiga.
The lyrics are very funny and non-sensical, at least for those Italian-Brazilians who can understand the language (a great number of paulistas).
Gioconda, piccina mia,
Ti ricordi, Gioconda,
Gioconda, my little girl
It rains, it rains
Do you remember, Gioconda
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- MP3 Recording of Samba Italiano. Terra Music.
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