Bella Chio – Originally Italian
What a lovely song – I am finding it sung in all languages!!! I have attached an arrangement sent to me by Betty Widerski. This song can be played both slow and fast and it really is a nice addition to your international collection!
- YouTube – Italian – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5qft2MUFvY
- YouTube – Kurdistan – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh9hOxI8jbA
- YouTube – Iran – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNocyz1NRjA
About the Song:
“Bella Ciao” was sung by the anti-fascist resistance movement active in Italy between 1943 and 1945. The author of the lyrics is unknown; the music and spirit of the song is based on a folk song sung by rice-weeders on the River Po basin in the early part of the 20th century (1906) – “Alla mattina appena alzata”.
In addition to the original Italian, the song has been recorded by various artists in many different languages, including Breton, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Danish, English, Esperanto, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Persian, Kurdish, Norwegian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Tagalog, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, and Ukrainian.