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Heidi

The character of Heidi, created in 1879 by Johanna Spyri and published as a novel, is known the world over.
The younger generations know Heidi from the cartoon by Isao Takahata of 1974, while older generations will remember Elsbeth Sigmund, who starred in 1952 with Heinrich Gretler, or the famous interpretation of actress Shirley Temple in a 1937 movie. Below the Italian version of the theme song.

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Heidi, Heidi, il tuo nido è sui monti
Heidi, Heidi, eri triste laggiù in città
Accipicchia, qui c'è un mondo fantastico
Heidi, Heidi, candido come te
Heidi, Heidi, your nest is on the mountains
Heidi, Heidi, you were sad over there downtown
Wow, here's a fantastic world
Heidi, Heidi, as white as you
 
Holalaidi, Holalaidi, Holalaidi, Holalaidi
Holalaidi, Holalaidi, Holalaidi, Holalaidi
Ho-la-lai-di, Lai-di, Lai-di, Lai-di, Ha-ho
 
Heidi, Heidi, tenera piccola, con un cuore così
Heidi, Heidi, tender, small, with such a great heart
 
Gli amici di montagna,
Mu Mu, Cip Cip, Be Be
ti dicon non partire,
ti spiegano il perchè

The friends of the mountain,
Moo Moo, Chip Chip, Bah Bah
they're telling you "don't leave",
They explain to you why

 
Saresti un pesciolino
che dall'acqua se ne va
un uccellino in gabbia
che di noia morirà
You'd be a little fish
that leaves the water
a bird in a cage
that will die of boredom
 
Heidi, Heidi, ti sorridono i monti
Heidi, Heidi, le caprette ti fanno ciao
Neve bianca, sembra latte di nuvola
Heidi, Heidi, tutto appartiene a te
Heidi, Heidi, the mountains smile at you
Heidi, Heidi, the little goats say hello to you
White Snow, looks like cloud milk
Heidi, Heidi, everything belongs to you
 
Holalaidi, Holalaidi, Holalaidi, Holalaidi
Holalaidi, Holalaidi, Holalaidi, Holalaidi
Ho-la-lai-di, Lai-di, Lai-di, Lai-di, Ha-ho
 
Heidi, Heidi, tenera piccola, con un cuore così
Heidi, Heidi, tender, small, with such a great heart