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Bambino Mio

Can someone help me find this Christmas carol? It used to be sung at my daughters' school where there were a lot of Italian pupils. I love it, but can't remember a single word! In fact it might not even be called Bambino Mio!Embarassed I think its part English/part Italian.


Posted at 19th Dec 2008 - 01:23PM   Posted by Faith   Bambino Mio Comments: 5

Is this it? I googled.

Tu scendi dalle stelle
O Re del Cielo
E vieni in una grotta
Al freddo al gelo

O Bambino mio Divino
Io ti vedo qui a tremar,
O Dio Beato
Ah, quanti ti costo
L'avermi amato

A te che sei del mondo,
Il creatore
Mancano panni e fuoco,
O mio Signore

Caro eletto, Pargoletto,
Quanto questa povertÓ,
Piu m'innamora
Giacche ti fece
Amor povero ancora
From starry skies descending,
Thou comest, glorious King,
A manger low Thy bed,
In winter's icy sting;

O my dearest Child most holy,
Shudd'ring, trembling in the cold!
Great God, Thou lovest me!
What suff'ring Thou didst bear,
That I near Thee might be!

Thou art the world's Creator,
God's own and true Word,
Yet here no robe, no fire
For Thee, Divine Lord.

Dearest, fairest, sweetest Infant,
Dire this state of poverty.
The more I care for Thee,
Since Thou, o Love Divine,
Will'st now so poor to be.

Posted by: PatP on 19th Dec 2008 at 01:52PM

Faith's Avatar That was so kind of you PatP, but it's not it! Sorry! It's got a repeating chorus.

Posted by: Faith on 19th Dec 2008 at 04:19PM

Angel's Avatar I think you are looking for "Ges¨ Bambino 'l ╚ Nato."

By chance I was just speaking to my best friends hubby and he's Italian and I asked him!!

By co-incidence,I'm just on my way out to do carol singing in the village so will try and get words over weekend. Or hope this helps!

btw-Best friend has just had the all clear-cancer has not spread...such good news!


Posted by: Angel on 19th Dec 2008 at 05:21PM

Camilla's Avatar Sorry Faith, I have no info on Carol, Italian is a language I would love to learn.

Angel - I am so pleased that your best friend has had the all-clear, brilliant news.


Posted by: Camilla on 20th Dec 2008 at 02:24AM

Faith's Avatar No Angel that's not it either - just been on Youtube looking. Never mind, thanks for trying. I am pleased about your friendVery Happy

Posted by: Faith on 20th Dec 2008 at 09:20AM

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