All the Way from Italy (Maria Lucia)

Maria Lucia Fliam

Maria Lucia Fliam

All the Way from Italy (Maria Lucia)

To the tune of All the Way from Italy by The Greencards, lyrics adapted by Brenda Sinclair Sutton

Em                                          Am
I’ll take a ship across the sea
F                                      C
to start a brand new life.
Em                                             Am
He wrote my father asking me
F                                                 C
to come and be his second wife.
F                                            G
I knelt down to kiss the sand;
F                                                    G
Knew I could never go back again.

C
I sailed all the way from Italy,
C
All the way from Italy.
G
A little town in the Lombardy.
F
Said goodbye to my family.
C
I’ll miss the Alps and the sweet red wine
C
And walk the ‘Po’ for the very last time.
F
Leaving to be some man’s bride
F          G                    C
All the way from Italy.

Em                                          Am
They pin my ticket to my coat
F                                                           C
And put me on that west-bound train
Em                                        Am
I hold the letter that he wrote
F                                           C
And the picture of that man
F                                                      G
With four small children in a line
F                                                        G
Looking to me to make things fine.

C
I sailed all the way from Italy,
C
All the way from Italy.
G
A little town in the Lombardy.
F
Said goodbye to my family.
C
I’ll miss the Alps and the sweet red wine
C
And walk the ‘Po’ for the very last time.
F
Leaving to be some man’s bride
F          G                    C
All the way from Italy.

BRIDGE:

F                                        G
Some folks don’t understand
F                                             G
How I could up and move away
F                                           G
It takes a certain kind of man
C                               G
And a woman to be this brave…

C
To sail all the way from Italy,
C
All the way from Italy.
G
A little town in the Lombardy.
F
Said goodbye to my family.
C
I’ll miss the Alps and the sweet red wine
C
And walk the ‘Po’ for the very last time.
F
Leaving to be some man’s bride
F          G                    C
All the way from Italy.
C
I sailed all the way from Italy,
C
All the way from Italy.
G
A little town in the Lombardy.
F
Said goodbye to my family.
C
I’ll miss the Alps and the sweet red wine
C
And walk the ‘Po’ for the very last time.
F
Leaving to be some man’s bride
F          G                    C
All the way from Italy.