A Lover's Concerto
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By jaybeacham in the Style of The Toys
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Lettera Bruciata (to music of "A Lover's Concerto") as sung by Neil Sedaka It is a sad song. Burn the letters, you are insincere, etc. Non la leggerò, ma la brucerò. Che fumo nero fa la tua lettera d'amore, vuol dire che non c'è la sincerità nelle tue parole. E sale sale su nel blu del cielo mio sereno, e bruciano così tutti i sogni che nacquero con te. Si fa più scuro già dei cieli bigi di Parigi, la notte che verrà luna non avrà, stelle non avrà. Che fumo nero fa la tua lettera d'amore, e sale sale su tutto il male che tu volevi a me. (Bridge) Repeat lyrics Neil Sedaka (born March 13, 1939) is an American pop/rock singer, pianist, and composer. Since his music career began in 1957, he has sold millions of records as an artist and has written or co-written over 500 songs for himself and others, collaborating mostly with lyricists Howard Greenfield and Phil Cody. Sedaka was born in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Mac Sedaka, was a taxi driver and a Sephardi Jew of Turkish origin ("Sedaka" and "Sadaka" are variants of "tzedakah", which translates in both Hebrew and Arabic as the word charity). Neil's mother, Eleanor (née Appel), was an Ashkenazi Jew of Polish/Russian origin. He grew up in Brighton Beach, on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean. Sedaka is a cousin of the late singer Eydie Gormé. He demonstrated musical aptitude in his second-grade choral class, and when his teacher sent a note home suggesting he take piano lessons, his mother took a part-time job in an Abraham & Straus department store for six months to pay for a second-hand upright. In 1947, he auditioned successfully for a piano scholarship to the Juilliard School of Music's Preparatory Division for Children, which he attended on Saturdays. His mother wanted him to become a renowned classical pianist like the contemporary of the day, Van Cliburn, but Sedaka was discovering pop music. When Sedaka was 13, a neighbor heard him playing and introduced him to her 16-year-old son, Howard Greenfield, an aspiring poet and lyricist. They became two of the legendary Brill Building's composers. He wrote songs for other singers too. Connie Francis and the Carpenters to name a couple. In 1961, Sedaka began to record some of his hits in Italian. He also recorded in Spanish, German, Hebrew, and Japanese. His English-language recordings were also quite popular internationally; "One-Way Ticket to the Blues" and "Calendar Girl" reached No. 1 on the Japanese pop charts in 1959 and 1961. He enjoyed popularity in Latin America for his Spanish-language recordings. Many of these were pressed onto 78 rpm discs. He and his wife Leba (née Strassberg) have been married since 1962. They have two children: a daughter, Dara, a recording artist and vocalist for television and radio commercials (who sang the female part on the Sedaka duet "Should've Never Let You Go"), and a son, Marc, a screenwriter who lives in Los Angeles with his wife Samantha and three children.
By jaybeacham in the Style of The Toys
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So Fängt Es Immer An (A Lover's Concerto) Songtext So fängt es immer an Ein Boy will nicht mehr so allein sein Er schaut Dich fragend an Und hält Deine Hand So wie im Roman Oh, so fängt es immer an Er spricht nur von der großen Liebe Erst glaubst Du nicht daran Später kommen dann Rote Rosen an Yeah, so fängt es immer an Er will Dich immer wieder küssen Dein Mund sagt nicht mehr ?Nein? Du wirst selig sein Weil er Dir gefällt Yeah, so fängt es immer an Auch Du willst nicht mehr so allein sein Und wartest Tag und Nacht Bis er endlich sagt Was Dich glücklich macht (Whistle) So fängt es immer an Ein Boy will nicht mehr so allein sein Er schaut Dich fragend an Und hält Deine Hand So wie im Roman Yeah, so fängt es immer an Er spricht nur von der großen Liebe Erst glaubst Du nicht daran Später kommen dann Rote Rosen an Oh, so fängt es immer an Er will Dich immer wieder küssen Dein Mund sagt nicht mehr ?Nein? Du wirst selig sein Weil er Dir gefällt Yeah, so fängt es immer an Auch Du willst nicht mehr so allein sein Und wartest Tag und Nacht Bis er endlich sagt Was Dich glücklich macht In 1966 Alma Cogan made a German translation "So Fängt Es Immer An". The American singer Neil Sedaka recorded an Italian version, "Lettera bruciata". Neither song is an exact translation of the English. Basically the German says: "Love always starts this way..." It then goes on to say what he does, like in a novel, until the girl doesn't want to be alone anymore either and doesn't hold back from his kisses. "A Lover's Concerto" is a pop song, written by American songwriters Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell and recorded in 1965 by The Toys. Their original version of the song was a major hit in the United States, the UK and elsewhere during 1965. It peaked on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart at number 2, and reached number 1 both on the US Cashbox chart, (Billboard 's main competitor) and in Canada on the RPM national singles chart. It peaked at number 5 in the UK Singles Chart. "A Lover's Concerto" sold more than two million copies and was awarded gold record certification by the R.I.A.A. The melody of Minuet in G major by Petzold was first popularized by bandleader Freddy Martin in the 1940s; Martin's recording was released under the title "A Lover's Concerto". Hear my English version of September 2013: http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/c47f8b028