That's Amore! Food + Love = Italian-American 1953 Hit!

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Dean Martin's 1953 Classic - That's Amore!
Dean Martin's 1953 Classic - That's Amore!
 Buongiorno miei amata amici!

Remember in the movie "The Caddy" when Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis sang "That's Amore?"  Later the 1953 version of this classic sang by Dean Martin became the opening theme song for Moonstruck (2007) starring Cher, Danny Aiello, and Nicholas Cage. This has become a well-known wedding song at Italian-American weddings all over the US.

As a good Italian-American, I am teaching this song to my children. Chef Bretto is making homemade pizzas for us probably tonight and we will be singing this song as we prepare the canvas for his masterpiece!

In Napoli where love is king
When boy meets girl here's what they say

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie
That's amore
When the world seems to shine like you've had too much wine
That's amore

Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
And you'll sing "Vita bella"
Hearts will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
Like a gay tarantella

When the stars make you drool just like a pasta fazool
That's amore
When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet
You're in love

When you walk down in a dream but you know you're not
Dreaming signore
Scuzza me, but you see, back in old Napoli
That's amore

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