VITO CORLEONE (sitting behind his desk, petting a cat) 'Cause a man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man. Don Corleone, I am honored and grateful that you have invited me to your home on the wedding day of your daughter. (then) CUT TO: Don's office. Ma-Ma!" O Mamma, piscia fritta baccala. They made her drink whiskey. "I have but one heart..." MAMA (OS) ["the same story?"] I can't remember the last time that you invited me to your house for a cup of coffee, even though my wife is godmother to your only child. FADE FROM BLACK: Int. The label categorized it … [Bonasera gets up to whisper his request into Don Corleone's ear]. I was wondering if anyone out there happened to know the name of the old man singing 'La Luna Mezz'o Mare' in the wedding scene of Godfather I. ["What are you doing?"] So the next day, my father went to see him; only this time with Luca Brasi. NAZORINE: Well now that the war is over, this boy, Enzo -- they want to repatriate him back to Italy. VITO CORLEONE: That is not justice; your daughter is still alive. I I can't remember the last time that you invited me to your house for a cup of coffee, even though my wife is godmother to your only child. Mother i leave it up to you. PAULIE (OS to someone) (The Butcher Boy)” on Bluebird Records. And those two bastard, they smiled at me. P.S. CUT TO: Michael and Kay's table -day -- Godfather? CUT TO: Tom going up to his wife, Theresa, who's sitting at a table at the reception MICHAEL: Well, when Johnny was first starting out, he was signed to this personal service contract; with a big band leader. Had you come to me in friendship, then this scum that ruined your daughter would be suffering this very day. MICHAEL: Are you having a good time? Tom goes upstairs, then knocks on the bedroom door] It's weak. Go take a walk around the neighborhood -- do your job. CUT TO: The old man who was singing is now dancing My father made him an offer he couldn't refuse. 5:42 PREVIEW Dance With My Godfather. JOHNNY (exiting) CUT TO: FBI take license plate numbers Tell me anything. (then) CUT TO: Nazorine and Enzo in Don Corleone's office -day BONASERA: Be my friend -- Fredo -- my brother Fredo -- this is Kay Adams An' wait til you see the beautiful wedding cake I made for your daughter! And then they tried to take advantage of her. La luna 'mezzo mare. MICHAEL: Oh! Si ci dugnu lu babberi (barber) Iddu va, Iddu veni 'u rasolu manu teni. TOM: In a few minutes, right after they cut the cake. LUCA BRASI (after kissing the Don's left cheek) CUT TO: Outside, Johnny Fontane enters the party, signing autographs Why didn't you come to me first? JOHNNY (as Tom quietly enters the Don's office) Don Corleone, I am honored and grateful that you have invited me to your daugh-- ter's wedding... (then, after realizing he messed up his rehearsed lines, he fails to recover) ...on the day of your daughter's wedding. A Hollywood finocchio that ah cries like a woman? They went free that very day! Heh...! VITO (to the surrounding guests) And within an hour, he signed a release, for a certified check for $1,000.  Hit recordings in the United States have included "Oh! What? Ma-Ma!  Monte's version was initially banned from British broadcasts for undesirable innuendo, but has been played to a family-filled baseball stadium at almost every New York Mets home game since the mid-1990s, as the result of a fan survey. Credi in Te (Believe in Yourself) #14. No -- no -- no! You found paradise in America, had a good trade, made a good living. I’m not a teacher or a linguist but understanding of the meaning of this song is translated as < Is there a Moon or a Sea? But uh, until that day -- accept this justice as a gift on my daughter's wedding day. TOM (after he kisses his wife) NAZORINE (now by the door with Tom Hagen) And I raised my daughter in the American fashion. This is my brother, Mike. I don't know what to do. The humorous lyrics center around a young woman wondering about marriage with various tradesmen (butcher, fisherman, fireman, etc. Dance With My Godfather. He's a very scary guy. KAY: Mike, you never told me you knew Johnny Fontane! (then, once on stage) But the band leader said no. Luna Mezz'o Mare (There the moon in the middle of the sea) (Paolo Citorello 1927), I believe is the song your looking for. You like your lasagna? Let me have some wine. A month ago he bought the movie rights to this book. [The song is finished, and we hear applause. Who else is on the list? Maybe you’re all wearing them. CUT TO: A woman singing Italian song, opera-like, on the stage -day Oh! The bride and the groom and the angel... Not a Sicilian. MICHAEL: Sure... You wanna meet him? It's part of the wedding: No Sicilian can refuse any request on his daughter's wedding day. CUT TO: Michael and Kay's table at the reception (then, to Tom) What's his name? And in a month from now, this -- Hollywood bigshot's gonna give you what you want. We're not taking the picture without Michael. Now she will never be beautiful again. (then imitating Johnny, as Tom giggles) Grazie, Godfather. Nazorine, the baker, takes a proud bow. (then, after bowing and the Don shrugs) So they beat her, like an animal. BONASERA (as he leaves the room) TOM: How do you do. You don't offer friendship. P.P.S. (then, to FBI man in car) Ma-Ma!" (then, toasting to the Don) Goddamn FBI don't respect nothing [jazz music begins to play from party] Seeger comments that the song made the 1932 “American Hit Parade.” “C 'è la luna mezzo al mare” on the music charts during the Depression?! VITO CORLEONE: I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse. (then, as we hear clinking glasses coming from outside, which continues) But uh, now you come to me and you say -- "Don Corleone give me justice." Sonny? I pledge my ever-ending loyalty. [Playing kids run into the room and then are escorted out by Tom] Well... > So the first and second line goes like < C’e la Luna Mezz’o Mare, Mamma mia fa grillare. And I hope that their first child be a masculine child. La stessa storia? Suspended sentence! Some day, and that day may never come, I'll call upon you to do a service for me. The song portrays a mother-daughter "coming of age" exchange consisting of various comic, and sometimes sexual, innuendos. (then, in view, to Clemenza, handing him a pitcher quarter-full of wine) He's a good lawyer. [Bonasera breaks down. VITO CORLEONE: Thank you. [In Italian: "Sing a song"] yeah... Her jaw was a'shattered, held together by wire. I love you! Luna Mezzo Mare – Godfather Tarantella ONLY FOR ACCORDION LOVE MEMBERS Bella Ciao ONLY FOR ACCORDION LOVE MEMBERS Manine di Primavera (Amarcord) – Nino Rota ONLY FOR ACCORDION LOVE MEMBERS Tarantella Calabrese Course Structure. PHOTOGRAPHER: Eh, what's the matter? CUT TO: Don Corleone dancing with his wife, Carmella (Mama) Anyway, uh, if I had this part in the picture, ya'know, it puts me right back up on top again. KAY: How'd he do that? What is that nonsense? In 1938, he recorded the song as a novelty tune called “Oh! She couldn't even weep because of the pain. Mall Wedding Sequence (1972) Music by Carmine Coppola. Your father's been asking for you (then) Never. Johnny! You don't offer friendship. (then, to Tom Hagen, after Bonasera leaves the room) KAY: He did? OS: Eh Tessio, cosa fai? But let's be frank here: you never wanted my friendship. Come're. By 1871 in Italy, bawdier versions were circulating. Who should I give this job to? (then) How To Play A Tarantella Rhythm. SONNY: Eh -- what's this -- Get outta here; it's a private party, go on! But uh, until that day -- accept this justice as a gift on my daughter's wedding day. TOM (appearing in view) (The Butcher Boy)" by Rudy Vallée and "Lazy Mary (Luna Mezzo Mare)" by Lou Monte. Hi there. Hey, Paulie! by Rudy Vallée (1938, peaked at #8) and "Lazy Mary" by Lou Monte (1958, peaked at #12). You see, she and Enzo... Oh, ah, that -- when my brother Sonny was a kid, he found Tom Hagen in the street. When I went to the hospital, her nose was a'broken. SONNY CORLEONE: It's Michael "...this heart I bring you / I have but one heart / To share with you / I have but one dream / That I can cling to / You are the one dream/I pray comes true..." (then, he tells the photographer, in Italian) (then) And may their first child be a masculine child. KAY: How do you do, Tom Here is the english Translation. CUT TO: FBI arrive at entrance Is this how you turned out? Many thanks! She went to the movies with him; she stayed out late. TOM: He's not on the list, but Luca Brasi wants to see you Mi rasulia la figghia mia. CUT TO: Long shot of guests dancing My godson comes all the way from California...give him a glass of wine TOM: He didn't expect to be invited to the wedding, so he wanted to thank you. ~Ben email@example.com JOHNNY (OS, singing "I Have But One Heart"). Wait a minute... Instead, you come into my house on the day my daughter is to be married, and you uh ask me to do murder, for money. KAY: Oh, Michael, wait a minute; he's coming over here... You see, she and Enzo... VITO CORLEONE: Never. Related music and lyrics appeared as early as 1835, in the art song "La Danza" (Tarantella Napoletana) by Gioachino Rossini and Carlo Pepoli. Sorry... CUT TO: Sonny goes upstairs JOHNNY: It's too late, they start shooting in a week If he's your brother, why does he have a different name? MICHAEL: That's um, like a counselor -- an advisor -- very important to the family. ), ensuring the song's sustained popularity at Italian wedding receptions, including the opening scene of The Godfather (1972). CUT TO: Sonny goes out into the driveway to see the FBI guys. You don't even think to call me Godfather. MICHAEL: My brother, Tom Hagen -- this is Kay Adams. CUT TO: Johnny singing to Connie, who's seated. (then) See that scary guy over there? THERESA: Oh, Tom SONNY: Hey Sandra, do me a favor, huh; watch the kids -- don't let'em run wild, all right? Soundtrack Credits . (then, noticing Fredo) How'ya doing? You don't even think to call me Godfather. CUT TO: Don's office. -- Hey, Paulie! VITO CORLEONE: I want you to go tonight; I want you to talk to this -- movie bigshot, and settle this business for Johnny. Luna Mezz 'O Mare Patrizio Buanne Buy This Song. 2. This your friend, huh? CUT TO: Connie and Carlo at the head table Give him a living, but never discuss the Family business with him. PAULIE: Eh, you stupid jerk! Carlo, we're gonna take the picture... TOM (after Nazorine exits) VITO CORLEONE: Thank you, Luca, my most valued friend. How are you, Fredo? Mamma mia me maritari, Figghia mia, a cu te dari. What's the matter with you? CUT TO: Outside of the Corleone residence, Luca sits, rehearsing his lines -day I got two gobbagool... gabagol [cappicola] an' a prosciutto! Barzini motions to his men to get the camera -- [more] You spend time with your family? 1928: Rosina Trubia Gioiosa, "Mi vogghiu maritari"(Brunswick E26617-E26618 10-in. Named in the Top 10 Top Movie Wedding Scenes by Time Magazine, The Godfather’s wedding scene lays the groundwork for the world about to unfurl, introducing most of the main characters and establishing the veneer of class that lies over all of the Corleone’s dealings. What's the matter with you? In the film, Ms King sang Luna Mezzo Mare during one of the scenes at her daughter Connie's wedding. Also available in the iTunes Store Albums You … A A. C’è la luna mezz’ o mare C'è 'na luna mezz'u mare. Now she will never be beautiful again. [Bonasera gets up to whisper his request into Don Corleone's ear] Salute! This version of the popular Sicilian song appears in the "Godfather" (the celebrated classic directed by Francis Ford Coppola, starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan). [Bonasera, taking the drink, sips from the shot glass] America has made my fortune. Just like that; now, hold it. What can I do?! VITO: He's a good godson. The Don goes out to meet and hug Johnny, and they, and other guests, toast. Ma-Ma!” is “based on the popular Italian song success ‘Luna Mezzo Mare’”.“Luna Mezzo Mare” in English, and Vallee was the man to do it. Good. I want you to rest a while. in the godfather and at... in the godfather and at connies wedding, the But I wept. 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