Eduardo Di Capua - O SOLE MIO

First performance: 22/05/1997


Coverinfo

Bruce used the song two times in Italy.
 
"'O Sole Mio" is a brief singalong introduction to "Growin' Up".

2013-05-23 - PIAZZA DEL PLEBISCITO, NAPLES, ITALY
The band enters the stage to "O Sole Mio", performed on the accordion by Nils, Charlie and Roy.
 
 
 
1995-04-12 - CARNEGIE HALL, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Rainforest Fund Concert)
Bruce also played "It’s now or never" during the sixth annual Rock for The Rainforest benefit for the Rainforest Foundation. He played the song with a cast of various artists . The other performers are Sting, James Taylor, Elton John, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi, Paul Simon, Jessye Norman, and Geoffrey Oryema. Jessye Norman sings "'O Solo Mio" as an introduction to "It's Now Or Never". 
 

Songinfo

"O sole mio" is a globally known Neapolitan song written in 1898. Its lyrics were written by Giovanni Capurro and the music was composed by Eduardo di Capua and Alfredo Mazzucchi (it) (1878–1972). There are other versions of "’O sole mio" but it is usually sung in the original Neapolitan language. ’O sole mio is the Neapolitan equivalent of standard Italian Il mio sole and translates literally as "my sunshine".
 
 
 
"It's Now or Never" is a ballad recorded by Elvis Presley in 1960. It is one of two popular songs based on the Italian song of Neapolitan language "'O Sole mio", The lyrics were written by Aaron Schroeder and Wally Gold. 
 
 
 

Other cover versions

 
  • English Versions 

  • Charles W. Harrison recorded the first English translation of "’O sole mio".
  • In 1949 U.S. singer Tony Martin recorded "There's No Tomorrow
  • Elvis Presley heard the recording and put to tape a private version of the song. Upon his discharge, he requested that new lyrics be written especially for him, a job that was undertaken by the songwriting duo of Aaron Schroeder and Wally Gold, with a demo by David Hill. The rewritten version was entitled "It's Now or Never" and was a worldwide hit for Presley. 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Che bella cosa na jurnata 'e sole
N'aria serena dopo na tempesta!
Pe' ll'aria fresca pare già na festa
Che bella cosa na jurnata 'e sole

Ma n'atu sole
Cchiu' bello, oi ne'
'O sole mio
Sta 'nfronte a te!
'O sole, 'o sole mio
Sta 'nfronte a te
Sta 'nfronte a te!

Luceno 'e llastre d'a fenesta toia
'Na lavannara canta e se ne vanta
E pe' tramente torce, spanne e canta
Luceno 'e llastre d'a fenesta toia

Quanno fa notte e 'o sole se ne scenne
Me vene quase 'na malincunia
Sotto 'a fenesta toia restarria
Quanno fa notte e 'o sole se ne scenne

Ma n'atu sole
Cchiu' bello, oi ne'
'O sole mio
Sta 'nfronte a te!
'O sole, 'o sole mio
Sta 'nfronte a te
Sta 'nfronte a te!