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Spaghetti a Detroit, Fred Bongusto

This song of 1967 became very famous, thanks to the catchy refrain.

Spaghetti a Detroit, Fred BongustoThe lyrics tell about a love story, now over, with a singer from Detroit. The song's refrain tells how the protagonist doesn't feel like eating even a typical light Italian meal (spaghetti, chicken, salad and coffee). The music is popular also because it was used in many ads during the years.
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Spaghetti, pollo, insalatina
e una tazzina di caffè
a malapena riesco a mandar giù.
Invece ti ricordi
che appetito insieme a te
a Detroit?
Spaghetti, chicken, salad
and a cup of coffee
I can barely swallow.
Instead, do you remember
what appetite with you
in Detroit?
 
Guardavi solo me
mentre cantavi "China Town",
l'orchestra ripeteva "Schubi-du".
Mi resta solo un disco
per tornare giù da te
a Detroit.
You were looking at me only
while you sang "China Town"
the orchestra repeated "Schubi-du".
I'm left with only a record
to get back down to you
in Detroit.
 
Lola, ho fatto
le pazzie per te.
Ricordi
che notti di follie a Detroit?
Lola, I did
follies for you.
Do you emember
what crazy nights in Detroit?
 
Spaghetti, insalatina
e una tazzina di caffè
a malapena riesco a mandar giù.
La gente guarda e ride
non è stata insieme a noi
a Detroit.
Spaghetti, salad
and a cup of coffee
I can barely swallow.
People look and laugh
they were not with us
in Detroit.
 
[chorus]Spaghetti, pollo, insalatina
e una tazzina di caffè
a malapena riesco a mandar giù.
Invece ti ricordi
che appetito insieme a te
a Detroit?
Spaghetti, chicken, salad
and a cup of coffee
I can barely swallow.
Instead do you remember
What appetite with you
in Detroit?
 
Lola, pazzie
che non farò mai più.
Ricordi
che notti di follie a Detroit?
Spaghetti, insalatina
e una tazzina di caffè
a malapena riesco a mandar giù.
Lola, crazy things
that I'll never do again.
Do you remember
what crazy nights in Detroit?
Spaghetti, salad
and a cup of coffee
I can barely swallow.
 
La gente guarda e ride
ma non piange insieme a me,
per te, Lola, a Detroit!
People look and laugh
but do not cry with me,
for you, Lola, in Detroit!