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Bella Ciao Lyrics

Bella Ciao

Bella Ciao Bella Ciao, is the popular Italian protest folk song that originated in the late 19th century. This song is sung by Manu Pilas. The song is is about the Mondina’s, who are the female rice weeders. The lyrics of the song are a symbol of the sacrifice made by the Resistance fighters.

Song: Bella Ciao
Artist : Manu Pilas

Bella Ciao

One morning I awakened,
oh bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao, ciao, ciao! (Goodbye beautiful)
One morning I awakened
And I found the invader.

Oh partisan carry me away,
oh bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao, ciao, ciao
oh partisan carry me away
Because I feel death approaching.

And if I die as a partisan,
oh bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao, ciao, ciao
and if I die as a partisan
then you must bury me.

Bury me up in the mountain,
oh bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao, ciao, ciao
bury me up in the mountain
under the shade of a beautiful flower.

And all those who shall pass,
oh bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao, ciao, ciao
and all those who shall pass
will tell me "what a beautiful flower."

This is the flower of the partisan,
oh bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao, ciao, ciao
this is the flower of the partisan
who died for freedom