Domenico Modugno Piove (Ciao, Ciao, Bambina)
"Piove (Ciao, ciao bambina)" (It's raining [Bye, bye baby]) is an Italian song written by Domenico Modugno and Eduardo Verde. It won first prize at the 1959 Sanremo Music Festival, where it was performed twice, once by Modugno and once by Johnny Dorelli. The song was chosen as the Italian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1959 and Domenico Modugno was chosen to perform it.
The song is a dramatic ballad, with Modugno telling his lover that he knows their relationship is about to come to a close. He asks her for one more kiss and then tells her not to turn back as she walks away from him, because he still has feelings for her.
In 1961, this song was covered by Hong Kong female singer Kong Ling, on her LP album Off-Beat Cha Cha with the local Diamond Records.
Italio-American tenor, Sergio Franchi, recorded this song (as "Ciao, Ciao Bambina") on his 1966 RCA Victor album La Dolce Italy.
The song was also recorded in German, Spanish, Italian/English but at present we do not have the lyrics for these.