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Quando quando quando, Tony Renis

quando-quando-quando Tony Renis appeared with this song in the 1962 edition of the Sanremo festival, of which he was a "moral" winner.
The original recording of 1962 is no more available. Below a fine performance of Alice and Helen Kessler is featured, with a final section in German.

Tony Renis, aka Elio Cesari (Milan, May 13, 1938) is an Italian singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor. Quando quando quando was composed in collaboration with Alberto Testa; though the song did not win, it became world-famous and a classic of Italian pop music; hundreds of versions were made, and interpreters of various nationalities wanted to sing it.

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Dimmi quando tu verrai,
dimmi quando quando quando
l'anno, il giorno e l'ora in cui
forse tu mi bacerai.
Tell me when you're coming,
tell me when when when
the year, the date and time at which
perhaps you will kiss me.
 
Ogni istante attenderò,
fino a quando quando quando
d'improvviso ti vedrò
sorridente accanto a me!
Every moment I will wait,
until when when when
suddenly I see you
smiling next to me!
 
Se vuoi dirmi di sì
devi dirlo perchè
non ha senso per me
la mia vita senza te.
If you want to say yes to me
you must say yes because
does not make sense to me
my life without you.
 
Dimmi quando tu verrai,
dimmi quando quando quando
e baciandomi dirai,
"Non ci lasceremo mai!"
Tell me when you're coming,
tell me when when when
and kissing me you will say,
"We will never part!" [...]
 
Se vuoi dirmi di sì
devi dirlo perchè
non ha senso per me
la mia vita senza te.
If you want to say yes to me
you must say yes because
does not make sense to me
my life without you.
 
Dimmi quando tu verrai,
dimmi quando quando quando
e baciandomi dirai,
"Non ci lasceremo mai"
Tell me when you're coming,
tell me when when when
and kissing me you will say,
"We will never part!" [...]
 
[German version]

Lass uns träumen am Meer
einen Traum von Amor.
Denn so schön wie ein Traum
kommt dir dann das Leben vor.
Sag mir quando, sag mir wann.
Sag mir quando, quando, quando
ich dich wiedersehen kann.
Sag mir quando, sag mir wann.
ich dich wiedersehen kann.
Sag mir quando, sag mir wann.




Below an English version sung by Engelbert Humperdinck.