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"Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from The Godfather)" is a song written for The Godfather (1972), the first film in the Godfather trilogy. While its instrumental version is simply known as "The Godfather Love Theme", "Speak Softly Love" is the vocal version. The words are by Larry Kusik but the music itself is by Nino Rota.

The signature musical theme that opens the piece closely models a theme that appears early in the Overture to "La Forza del Destino" by Giuseppe Verdi. There are also different sets of lyrics for the song in Italian ("Parla Più Piano") and also in Sicilian ("Brucia La Terra"). The Sicilian version is sung by Anthony Corleone (Franc D'Ambrosio) in The Godfather Part III.

The choir is singing the Italian version "Parla Più Piano". If you want to hear the song sung in Italian with the lyrics displayed then have a look at this Youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCv_9i4f1TE

 

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