“Desert Rose”


Cheb Mami Introduction (Moroccan Arabic):]
Hadaee mada tawila
Wa ana nahos ana wahala ghzalti
Wa ana nahos ana wahala ghzalti
Wa ana nahos ana wahala ghzalti
[English:]
Oh night oh night
It has been a long time
And I am looking for myself and my loved one
And I am looking for myself and my loved one
And I am looking for myself and my loved one

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in vain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

I dream of fire
Those dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire
And in the flames
Her shadows play in the shape of a man’s desire

This desert rose
Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this

And as she turns
This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams
This fire burns
I realize that nothing’s as it seems

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in vain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

I dream of rain
I lift my gaze to empty skies above
I close my eyes
This rare perfume is the sweet intoxication of her love

[Cheb Mami (Moroccan Arabic):]
Aman aman aman
Omry feek antia
Ma ghair antia
Ma ghair antia
[English:]
Aman aman aman
My life is for you
And no one other than you
And no one other than you

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in vain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

Sweet desert rose
Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this

Sweet desert rose
This memory of Eden haunts us all
This desert flower
This rare perfume, is the sweet intoxication of the fall

[Cheb Mami (Moroccan Arabic):]
Ya lili ah ya leel
[English:]
Oh night oh night

Sting sings this song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2rQY_n3xC4&feature=related

“But beautiful”


by Burke and Van Heusen – 1947

Love is funny or it’s sad
Or it’s quiet or it’s mad
It’s a good thing or it’s bad
But beautiful

Beautiful to take a chance and if you fall, you fall
And I’m thinking I wouldn’t mind at all

Love is tearful or it’s gay
It’s a problem or it’s play
It’s a heartache either way
But beautiful

And I’m thinking if you were mine, I’d never let you go
And that would be but beautiful, I know.

<instrumental>

Love is tearful or it’s gay
It’s a problem or it’s play
It’s a heartache either way
But it’s beautiful

And I’m thinking if you were mine, I’d never let you go
And that would be but beautiful, I know

Nat King Cole sings this famous song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMvQuNdtMKI

Della Reese sings this song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S1rNxRsU7U&feature=related

“Fever”


by Davenport and Cooley

Never know how much I love you
Never know how much I care
When you put your arms around me
I get a fever that’s so hard to bear

You give me fever when you kiss me
Fever when you hold me tight
Fever in the morning
Fever all through the night.

Ev’rybody’s got the fever
that is something you all know
Fever isn’t such a new thing
Fever started long ago

Sun lights up the daytime
Moon lights up the night
I light up when you call my name
And you know I’m gonna treat you right

You give me fever when you kiss me
Fever when you hold me tight
Fever in the morning
Fever all through the night

Romeo loved Juliet
Juliet she felt the same
When he put his arms around her
He said ‘Julie, baby, you’re my flame
Thou giv-est fever when we kisseth
Fever with the flaming youth
Fever I’m afire
Fever yea I burn for sooth’

Captain Smith and Pocahantas
Had a very mad affair
When her daddy tried to kill him
She said ‘Daddy, o, don’t you dare
He gives me fever with his kisses
Fever when he holds me tight
Fever, I’m his misses,
Oh daddy, won’t you treat him right’

Now you’ve listened to my story
Here’s the point that I have made
Cats were born to give chicks fever
Be it Fahrenheit or centigrade
They give you fever when you kiss them
Fever if you live and learn
Fever till you sizzle
What a lovely way to burn
What a lovely way to burn
What a lovely way to burn.

Peggy Leee sings this famous song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYxoAJ3Boyc

“Michelle”


by Beatles

Michelle, ma belle.
These are words that go together well,
my Michelle.
Michelle, ma belle.
Sont les mots qui vont tres bien ensemble,
tres bien ensemble.
I love you, I love you, I love you.
That’s all I want to say,
until I find a way.
I will say the only words I know that
you’ll understand.
Michelle, ma belle.
These are words that go together well,
my Michelle.
Michelle, ma belle.
Sont les mots qui vont tres bien ensemble,
tres bien ensemble.
I need you, I need you, I need you.
I need to make you see,
oh, what you mean to me.
Until I do I’m hoping you,
will know what I mean.
I love you.
I want you, I want you, I want you.
I think you know by now
I’ll get to you somehow.
Until I do I’m telling you so
you’ll understand
And I will say the only words I know that
you’ll understand, my Michelle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBwGmOexmNo

“You are the sunshine of my life”


by Stevie Wonder

You are the sunshine of my life
That’s why I’ll always be around,
You are the apple of my eye,
Forever you’ll stay in my heart

I feel like this is the beginning,
Though I’ve loved you for a million years,
And if I thought our love was ending,
I’d find myself drowning in my own tears

You are the sunshine of my life,
That’s why I’ll always stay around,
You are the apple of my eye,
Forever you’ll stay in my heart

You must have known that I was lonely,
Because you came to my rescue,
And I know that this must be heaven,
How could so much love be inside of you?

You are the sunshine of my life, yeah,
That’s why I’ll always stay around,
You are the apple of my eye,
Forever you’ll stay in my heart

[Background] Love has joined us,
Love has joined us,
Let’s think sweet love

Il grande Stevie canta questa sua stupenda canzone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPyq4iqt6Go

“You don’t know what love is”


You don’t know what love is
Until you learned the meaning of the blues
Until you loved the love you’ve had to lose
You don’t know what love is

You don’t know how lips hurt
Until you’ve kissed and had to pay the cost
Until you’ve flipped your heart and you have lost
You dont know what love is

Do you know how a lost heart fears
The thought of suffering
And how lips that taste of tears
Lose their taste for kissing

You dont know how hearts burn
For love that cannot live yet never dies
Until you reached each dawn with sleepless nights
You don’t know what love is

Do you know how a lost heart fears
The thought of suffering
And how lips that taste of tears
Lose their taste for kissing

You don’t know what love is
Until you learned the meaning of the blues
Until you loved the love you had to lose
You don’t know what love is

cantata dalla grande Billie Holiday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avUXnAMpFoo

nella versione della jazz singer siciliana Giulia La Rosa

http://www.myspace.com/larosagiulia

“My foolish heart”


The night
Is like a lovely tune
Beware
My foolish heart
How white
The ever constant moon
Take care
My foolish heart

There’s a line between love and fascination
That’s hard to find on an moment such as this
For they all have that very same sensation
When you’re lost in the magic of a kiss

Your lips
Are much too close to mine
Beware
My foolish heart
But should
Our eager lips combine
Then let
The fire start

For this time it isn’t fascination
Or a dream that could fade and fall apart
It’s love
This time it’s love
My foolish heart

There’s a line between love and fascination
That’s hard to find on an moment such as this
For they all have that very same sensation
When you’re lost in the magic of a kiss

Your lips
Are much too close to mine
Beware
My foolish heart
But should
Our eager lips combine
Then let
The fire start

For this time it isn’t fascination
Or a dream that could fade and fall apart
It’s love
This time it’s love
My foolish heart.

http://dailymotion.virgilio.it/video/x2dqob_oscar-peterson-trio-my-foolish-hear_music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2LFVWBmoiw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjBjnL2ZrJU

“The island”


by Bergman, Bergman, Lins and Martins

Make believe we’ve landed on a desert island
Bathe me in the waters, warm me in the moonlight
Taste me with your kisses, find my secret places
Touch me till I tremble, free my wings for flying
And catch me while I’m falling

Keep your arms around me
Like there’s no tomorrow
Let me know you love me

On our little island, not a soul can see us
Show me how to love you, teach me how to please you
Lay your dreams beside me, only stars will listen
To our cries and whispers, you were made to love me
And I was made to love you

Keep your arms around me
And loose yourself inside me
Make it last forever.

“Blue moon”


Blue Moon
You saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own
Blue Moon
You know just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I really could care for
And then there suddenly appeared before me
The only one my arms will hold
I heard somebody whisper please adore me
And when I looked to the Moon it turned to gold
Blue Moon
Now I’m no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own
And then there suddenly appeared before me
The only one my arms will ever hold
I heard somebody whisper please adore me
And when I looked the Moon had turned to gold
Blue moon
Now I’m no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own
Blue moon
Now I’m no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4218R-gBmts

“The island”


Songwriters: Bergman,Bergman, Lins, Martins

 

Make believe we’ve landed on a desert island
Bathe me in the waters, warm me in the moonlight
Taste me with your kisses, find my secret places
Touch me till I tremble, free my wings for flying
And catch me while I’m falling

Keep your arms around me
Like there’s no tomorrow
Let me know you love me

On our little island, not a soul can see us
Show me how to love you, teach me how to please you
Lay your dreams beside me, only stars will listen
To our cries and whispers, you were made to love me
And I was made to love you

Keep your arms around me
And loose yourself inside me
Make it last forever

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULbUYX0zhdA&feature=related