March 20, 2024

MAR 20 (2024), singable satire: Elvis sings "RETURN TO 'SURRENDER' "


ORIGINAL SONG: "Torna a Surriento"; E. DeCurtis(music), G. DeCurtis(lyrics), 1902 
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, February, 2013. the thirteenth song posted on "Giorgio's Ukable Parodies", the original parody-blog.
PARODY-SONGLINK: To access ukulele and guitar chord-charts to help you accompany "Return to 'Surrender' " on your favorite instrument, click HERE.

The wonderful original song, written in Neapolitan, has been recorded by Caruso, Lanza, Pavarotti, and Bocelli among others. Its famous English knock-off, "Surrender" written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman in 1961 was widely popularized by Elvis Presley.
For this parody, the difficult words in Neapolitan have been replaced by names of Presley songs and movies.
The few remaining words are similar to modern Italian and readily understood. 
e = and
guarda = see
io = I
ma = but
'o = the 
tu dice = you say


(to the tune of "Torna A Surriento" - Return to Sorrento)

Vide ‘o movie Blue Hawaii 
Moonlight Swim e Aloha ‘Oe….
One Nighte Hawaiian Wedding
Io Can’t Help Falling In Love.

Guarda, gua’ Viva Las Vegas:
Santa Lucia, Tutti Frutti,
Bello Yellow Rose of Texas,
I Need Somebody to Lean On.

E tu dice "Please Surrender"
Stuck on You e Love Me Tender,(ma)
Girls, Girls, Girls, It's Now or Never.
You Gotta Stop  Your Cheating Heart.
Ma Don’t Be Cruel;
All Shook Up,  Cryin’ in the Chapel !
Return To Se-e-ender……
Heartbreak Ho-tel !

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