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Amara Terra Mia (feat. Peppe Voltarelli)

from Tiptons Sax Quartet: Tiny Lower Case by Amy Denio / Spoot Music

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Traditional Italian song made famous by Domenico Modugno.
Arrangement by Amy Denio, inspired by Titubanda from Rome.Copyright 2014 Spoot Music, ASCAP.
Featuring vocalist Peppe Voltarelli (Calabria).


Sole alla valle e sole alla collina
(sun to the valleys and sun to the hills)
per le campagne non c'è più nessuno
(but in the countryside there is no one left)

Addio addio amore. Io vado via
(goodbye, goodbye my love. I'm leaving)
Amara terra mia...amara e bella
(My bitter earth. Bitter and beautiful)

Cieli infiniti e volti come pietra
(Infinite skies and faces like stone)
man'incallite ormai senza speranza
(calloused hands, already hopeless)

Addio Addio Amore
Io vado via
Amara terra Mia
Amara e be..e..e..e..lla

Tra gl'uliveti è nata già la luna
(The moon is already born between the olive branches ~ meaning it's already late, party's over)
Un bimbo piange allatta a un seno magro
(A baby cries at a withered breast)

Addio Addio Amore
Io vado via
Amara Terra mia
Amara e be..e..lla.
Amara e be..e..lla.


from Tiptons Sax Quartet: Tiny Lower Case, released March 8, 2014
From 'Tiny Lower Case' c&p Zipa! / Spoot Music / Sowiesound Records.

Amy Denio: alto sax, voice
Jessica Lurie: tenor sax
Sue Orfield: tenor sax
Tina Richerson: baritone sax
Robert Kainar: drums

Recorded in Mantova, Italy in March, 2013 by Carlo Cantini at Studio Soli.
Mastered by Dieter Pimiskern at Dorian Gray Studios, Eichenau, Germany


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Amy Denio / Spoot Music Seattle, Washington

Amy Denio is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist composer, singer and music producer based in Seattle, WA. She's been commissioned to compose for dance, theater and film, and has received numerous grants and fellowships and collaborated with artists worldwide.

She has performed at festivals, clubs, schools, prisons, social centers and ruins throughout Europe, North America and Asia.
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