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Lyr Req: Bambino (Tom Springfield)

Joan from Wigan 01 Dec 02 - 01:24 PM
John MacKenzie 01 Dec 02 - 04:31 PM
Joan from Wigan 01 Dec 02 - 04:51 PM
Snuffy 01 Dec 02 - 07:23 PM
Brakn 01 Dec 02 - 09:07 PM
Joan from Wigan 02 Dec 02 - 03:14 AM
Snuffy 02 Dec 02 - 09:21 AM
GUEST,Annegi 02 Dec 02 - 06:06 PM
Joan from Wigan 03 Dec 02 - 02:32 AM
Brakn 03 Dec 02 - 11:00 AM
Joan from Wigan 03 Dec 02 - 12:50 PM
Snuffy 03 Dec 02 - 07:27 PM
GUEST,Bruce at Durham 01 Dec 08 - 04:18 AM
GUEST,tricia 07 Dec 08 - 12:44 PM
Bru 07 Dec 08 - 02:45 PM
GUEST,Tricia (Canada) 12 Dec 08 - 05:18 PM
Bru 12 Dec 08 - 07:31 PM
Acorn4 13 Dec 08 - 12:34 PM
GUEST,Tricia (Canada) 14 Dec 08 - 02:15 PM
GUEST,paulina 21 Dec 08 - 01:23 PM
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GUEST,Charles 26 Jun 10 - 02:10 PM
GUEST,bert 05 Dec 10 - 07:12 PM
andrew e 05 Dec 10 - 09:49 PM
GUEST,Stu V 28 Dec 10 - 05:02 PM
andrew e 29 Dec 10 - 05:36 AM
GUEST,Sue Cornall 19 Sep 11 - 06:58 AM
GUEST,Crustula 28 Dec 12 - 05:14 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Bambino, by Tom Springfield
From: Joan from Wigan
Date: 01 Dec 02 - 01:24 PM

Has anyone got the words of this old chestnut please? It's coming up to Christmas, and I'd love to be able to sing it. There's not many Tom Springfield lyrics on the web, other than a few of the more popular ones, and I can't find "Bambino" anywhere. Help!

Joan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino, by Tom Springfield
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 01 Dec 02 - 04:31 PM

I think the chorus went
Sancta Natale Bambino mio
Sancta Natale bambino mine.
Or it could be Santa Natale, have you tried looking under that?
Giok


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino, by Tom Springfield
From: Joan from Wigan
Date: 01 Dec 02 - 04:51 PM

I've searched under "santa natale", "buon natale" (which also appears somewhere in the chorus if my memory serves me correctly) and "bambino mine", none of which have thrown up the lyrics I'm after.

Joan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino, by Tom Springfield
From: Snuffy
Date: 01 Dec 02 - 07:23 PM

My brother used to be member No 7 of the Springfields Fan Club, and I can still remember bits from that first LP:

Bambino you don't know
That many years ago
A holy child in Bethlehem
Brought to us(earth?) eternal joy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino, by Tom Springfield
From: Brakn
Date: 01 Dec 02 - 09:07 PM

Bambino can't you hear,
The bells are ringing so clear


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino, by Tom Springfield
From: Joan from Wigan
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 03:14 AM

Thank you for those memories! If anyone else can remember other bits, we should be able to patch something together! Snuffy, if you're still in touch with your brother, would he be able to help?

Joan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino, by Tom Springfield
From: Snuffy
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 09:21 AM

I'll ask him. In the meantime it appears that Judith Durham recorded "Bambino" on a Salvation Army charity CD in 1995.

Released in Australia only. The Spirit of Christmas 1995. Judith
contributed "Bambino" (Lyrics by Tom Springfield). Compilation

Any Oz Catters got a copy?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino, by Tom Springfield
From: GUEST,Annegi
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 06:06 PM

Bambino can't you hear?
The bells are ringing so clear
All through the valley echoing
Songs of happiness they bring

Buon Natale bambino mio
Santa Natale bambino mine
To you and all mankind
All through the valley echoing
Songs of happiness they bring


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino, by Tom Springfield
From: Joan from Wigan
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 02:32 AM

Thank you, Annegi!

Joan


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Subject: Lyr Add: BAMBINO (Tom Springfield)
From: Brakn
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 11:00 AM

Just given it a listen. *Unsure about this line.

Bambino can you hear?
The bells are ringing so clear
Down through the valley echoing
Songs of happiness they sing

Santa Natale bambino mio
Santa Natale bambino mine
To you and all mankind
Down through the valley echoing
Songs of happiness they sing

Bambino you don't know
That many years ago
A little child from heaven above
Brought to us eternal love.

Santa Natale bambino mio
Santa Natale bambino mine
To you and all mankind
A little child from heaven above
Brought to us eternal love.

Such joy our hearts would feel
If in the manger we'd kneel
With angel choir for company
*That first night we would be free
(or That from strife we would be free)

Santa Natale bambino mio
Santa Natale bambino mine
To you and all mankind
With angel choir for company
*That first night we would be free

Santa Natale bambino mio
Santa Natale bambino mine
fade


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino, by Tom Springfield
From: Joan from Wigan
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 12:50 PM

Brakn, that's wonderful - thank you so much. I think the line you're unsure of is "from strife we would be free" - it makes more sense. And thanks to everyone else also for contributing.

Joan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino, by Tom Springfield
From: Snuffy
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 07:27 PM

I think I remember it as "from strife". Nice to get the whole thing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino (Tom Springfield)
From: GUEST,Bruce at Durham
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 04:18 AM

I had this single in the late fifties.

Bambino you don't know
That many years ago
A little child from heaven above
Brought to you eternal love.
Santa Natale bambino mio
Sante natale bambino mine
To you and all mankind
A little child from heaven above
Brought to you eternal love.

Can't remember the second verse but I've tried numerous times to resurrect the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino (Tom Springfield)
From: GUEST,tricia
Date: 07 Dec 08 - 12:44 PM

It's great to get the lyrics however do you know if one can get a recording? I'd love a copy....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino (Tom Springfield)
From: Bru
Date: 07 Dec 08 - 02:45 PM

I have a mp3 copy of Bambino, Tricia. If you log in and message me with your email address I send it on.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino (Tom Springfield)
From: GUEST,Tricia (Canada)
Date: 12 Dec 08 - 05:18 PM

Do you know if you can get a cd or tape of " Babino don't you know" and if so who recorded it....am not sure that my computer will take an mp3 version.....thanks Tricia


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino (Tom Springfield)
From: Bru
Date: 12 Dec 08 - 07:31 PM

Well, the single was issued by The Springfields in 1961 on the Philips label; it was the A side of the single, issued in November 1961 and made 16 in the UK. What - if anything - it did elswhere, I don't know. I'm not a record collector, so I couldn't say whether or not the single is rare.

You may be able to find an original single on Ebay; possibly you can find a copy of the LP The Springfields Story - that's the LP where our library track originated.

It's on YouTube, and I've posted the link below; just high light it, copy it into your address bar and press GO. It'll take you straight to the link on YouTube and start playing it; I've tested it.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=umAaXbYjcTg

If your computer is less than ten years old, it should have the facility to play MP3 files. If nothing else, you could always download an older/smaller version of Winamp from the Winamp site.

More than this I can't suggest, but you're still welcome to a copy of the track if you want one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino (Tom Springfield)
From: Acorn4
Date: 13 Dec 08 - 12:34 PM

I love this song - apparently the tune derives from something called "The Bagpiper's Carol" -a search on that might throw up something interesting.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino (Tom Springfield)
From: GUEST,Tricia (Canada)
Date: 14 Dec 08 - 02:15 PM

Thanks Bru...I can't even download youtube uk....so am going to get my son to try it on his computer when he is home for Christmas...thanks for all the information...Merry Christmas...p.s. my computer is very outdated


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino (Tom Springfield)
From: GUEST,paulina
Date: 21 Dec 08 - 01:23 PM

i have the music of bambino!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino (Tom Springfield)
From: GUEST,Huntsman
Date: 21 Dec 08 - 01:34 PM

Just written an orchestral version of Bagpipers' Carol (for next year!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino (Tom Springfield)
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Oct 09 - 08:28 AM

I am in a choir and we are singing this tune - The Piper's Carol (Italy) and it is the same tune as Santa Natale - hope this helps

Valentina


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino (Tom Springfield)
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Oct 09 - 08:29 AM

I am in a choir singing the same tune as Springfields Santa Natale it is the Piper's Carol from Italy.

V


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino (Tom Springfield)
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 03:18 AM

I have a CD by the Queensland Youth Choir and it is on it.

CD Title "Misa Criolla"

No number.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BAMBINO (Tom Springfield)
From: GUEST,Charles
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 02:10 PM

BAMBINO

(Tom Springfield)

Bambino can't you hear?
The bells are ringing so clear
Down through the valley echoing
Songs of happiness they sing

Sancta Natale Bambino mio
Sancta Natale bambino mine.
To you and all mankind
Down through the valley echoing
Songs of happiness they sing

Bambino you don't know
That many years ago
A little child from Heav'n above
Brought to us eternal love.

Sancta Natale Bambino mio
Sancta Natale bambino mine.
To you and all mankind
A little child from Heav'n above
Brought to us eternal love

Such joy our hearts would feel
If in the manger we'd kneel
With angel choir for company
That from strife we would be free

Sancta Natale Bambino mio
Sancta Natale bambino mine.
To you and all mankind
With angel choir for company
That from strife we would be free

(La-la-la)

Sancta Natale Bambino mio
Sancta Natale bambino mine.
To you and all mankind
With angel choir for company
That from strife we would be free!



Hope that helps!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino (Tom Springfield)
From: GUEST,bert
Date: 05 Dec 10 - 07:12 PM

Here is the original recording..........enjoy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino (Tom Springfield)
From: andrew e
Date: 05 Dec 10 - 09:49 PM

I bought this single after hearing a live recording/broadcast of The Springfields on the radio.
It had a great ending.

When I listened to the single it had a fade out ending. I was so disappointed!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino (Tom Springfield)
From: GUEST,Stu V
Date: 28 Dec 10 - 05:02 PM

well,what a surprise! I've been looking for the sheet music to Bambino for quite a number of years.You're all right....it is a very perky little seasonal song.I'm in a male voice choir and that's why I want the sheet music...in TTBB format.Some years ago,I heard Risca Male Choir (Nr.Newport,Gwent) sing this,and they have recorded it.Their arrangement is by the THEN musical director,Martin Hodson who very kindly sent me a copy of his sheet music arrangement..but sadly with no piano accompaniment.
I still haven't got it!! HELP!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino (Tom Springfield)
From: andrew e
Date: 29 Dec 10 - 05:36 AM

The carol originated in Sicily in approximately the seventeenth century, and is traditionally played on the zampogna (a type of large, sweet-toned bagpipe with two drones and two chanters) by shepherds who come to the villages throughout Italy. The shepherds would serenade private homes and statues of the Virgin Mary in the nine days before Christmas.

It is believed that Handel adopted pipe music with his so-called `Pipers Carol' or `Canzone d'l Zampognari' which he used for "He Shall Feed His Flock Like a Shepherd" in "Messiah." He may have heard this melody during a visit to Naples in 1708, 33 years before composition of the oratorio.

From http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/NonEnglish/canzone_dl_zampognari.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino (Tom Springfield)
From: GUEST,Sue Cornall
Date: 19 Sep 11 - 06:58 AM

I learnt just 1 verse and the refrain from a friend in the 1960s, I loved the tune and iy`s stayed with me ever since, I used to sing it to my children and grandchildren.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino (Tom Springfield)
From: GUEST,Crustula
Date: 28 Dec 12 - 05:14 AM

I know I come a bit late, but maybe that someone of you will like this information: just open YOUTUBE and look for "Tu scendi dalle stelle", that is the title of the original carol in Italian (the one to which andrew e is referring).
The arrangement is completely different from the one of Tom Spingfield, but I'm sure you will appreciate the version sung by Andrea Bocelli or Luciano Pavarotti.

Buon Natale a tutti.


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Subject: Lyr Add: Tu scendi dalle stelle (Liguori)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Dec 12 - 02:09 PM

This is the song that Crusula referred to:

From Opere del Beato Alphonso-Maria de Liguori, Vol 3 by Alfonso de Liguori (Torino: Presso Giacinto Marietti, 1825), page 40:


Canzoncina a Gesù bambino.

1. 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 tremar.
                O Dio beato,
        E quanto ti costò l' avermi amato!

2. A te, che sei del mondo creatore,
        Mancano panni e foco, o mio Signore.
            Caro eletto pargoletto,
            Quanto questa povertà
                Più m' innamora!
        Giacchè ti fece amor povero ancora.

3. Tu lasci del to Padre il divin seno,
        Per venir a penar su questo fieno.
            Dolce amore del mio core,
            Dove amor ti trasportò?
                O Gesù mio,
        Per chi tanto patir? per amor mio!

4. Ma se fu tuo volere il tuo patire,
        Perchè vuoi pianger poi, perchè vagire?
            Sposo mio, amato Dio,
            Mio Gesù t' intendo sì:
                Ah! mio Signore,
        Tu piangi non per duol, ma per amore.

5. Tu piangi per vederti da me ingrato,
        Dopo sì grande amor, sì poco amato.
            O diletto del mio petto,
            Se già un tempo fu così,
                Or te sol bramo;
        Caro non pianger più, ch' io t'amo, io t'amo

6. Tu dormi, o Ninno mio; ma in tanto il core
        Non dorme, no, ma veglia a tutte l' ore:
            Deh! mio bello, e puro agnello,
            A che pensi? dimmi tu.
                Oh amore immenso!
        A morire per te, rispondi, io penso.

7. Dunque a morir per me tu pensi o Dio.
        E ch' altro amar fuori di te posso io?
            O Maria, speranza mia,
            S' io poc' amo il tuo Gesù,
                Non ti sdegnare;
        Amalo tu per me, s' io nol so amare.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bambino (Tom Springfield)
From: GUEST,craufs
Date: 28 Jun 14 - 05:32 AM

i first heard this springfield song when i was about 11 in 1961 and loved it. later in life on hearing "He shall feed His flock" from the Messiah i recognised the melody and thought that this is where the Springfields got their inspiration, however today i learned that even Handel pinched the melody probably from a Scicilian shepherd, and thanks to Crustula i went to you tube and listened to Pavarotti singing "Tu Scendi Dalle Stella". Thanks to you all, i have finally come to the end of my search for the origions of "Bambino"


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