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“Come Back To Sorrento” by Ernesto Di Curtis & Eduardo de Capua . . . . Chord/Melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch . . . . contained in the NEW Chord/Melody eBook FOUR

September 7, 2016


According to Wikipedia “Torna a Surriento” (pronounced [ˈtɔrn a ssurˈrjendə]) is a Neapolitan song composed in 1902 by Italian musician Ernesto De Curtis to words by his brother, the poet and painter Giambattista De Curtis. The song was copyrighted officially in 1905, and has since become one of the most popular songs of this traditional genre, which include others such as O sole mio, Funiculì, funiculà, and Santa Lucia.

“Torna a Surriento” has been sung by performers as diverse as Frank Sinatra, Beniamino Gigli, Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, Enrico Caruso, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Ruggero Raimondi, Meat Loaf, Mario Lanza, Franco Corelli, Robertino Loreti, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Muslim Magomayev, Francesco Albanese, Jerry Adriani, Roberto Carlos, Alfie Boe, Anna Calvi, Karel Gott, and Norton Buffalo with George Kahumoku, Jr.; Sergio Franchi covered the song in his 1962 RCA Victor Red Seal debut album, (Romantic Italian Songs), which peaked at #17 on the Billboard Top 200.

Below see a couple of clips from the ukulele tablature


Very cool how it transitions from the C minor to the C major at this point:


“Come Back To Sorrento” is contained in the new Chord/Melody eBook FOUR and can be purchased by making a payment of $25.95 through the paypal button on the Ukulele Mike website: Once purchased, it will be personally emailed to you within the day . . .


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Also available is the Chord/Melody “TRILOGY” which can be purchased for a combo discount of just $50.00 or sold separately for just $20.00 each . . .

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  1. October 15, 2016 2:54 p10

    Reblogged this on UKULELE MIKE LYNCH – All things UKULELE.

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