Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna - Italian Boys

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Grandma: Okay, my lil Victor, I'm so glad you're here! How's come you so skinny? Don't you like Grandma's pasta *fasule*? Spaghetti? Meatballs? Come on Victor, manja, you get big!


It was told to me (Grandma: I want you to be a strong boy when you get big!)

That I'm an honored member of the greatest nationality

(his Grandma said)


Grandma: *(Italian dialect) Tu piglë nu marite Italiano, brava gente. Lavorënë sod, portanë a muneta a casë, tuttë cose buonë (ë=not read)*

I never learned the language

But translated she said


Italian boys!

They've got the looks

They've got the smarts

Italian boys!

They know romance

They've got sensitive hearts

Italian boys!

And can they cook

Let me lay something on ya

Nobody makes any better lasagna

Eat some pizza

Make some noise

And be proud that you are one of the Italian boys


Grandma: Come on, open up, open up, Victor! Open up, ‘at a boy, Victor!

She would cook the pasta

I would stir the sauce (Grandma: You're gonna remember Grandma Mignogna, what's Grandma tells you)

Get the homemade dressing

Don't forget there's salad yet to toss

(his Grandma said)


Grandma: You know, Victor? *(Italian language) Quando io venitti dall'Italia, aveva quindici anni. I ragazzi nun so buon pë niente!*

I carry on the family name

So she makes sure I know


Italian boys!

They love to sculpt

And painting's a cinch

Italian boys!

Let's not forget Leonardo DaVinci!

Italian boys!

We name our kids Dominic and Malfisa

My Grandma looks just like the Mona Lisa (Grandma laughs)

I share the pride

And pride the joy

Of being what I am: an Italian boy


Grandma: Victor, Grandma loves you so much. Someday, I want you to be a big man, I want you to write a song just for me. (Vic chuckles) And then when Grandma's dead and gone, you can play that song for people who's comin after me, okay, Victor?

Vic: (laugh) Okay.

Grandma: *(italian language) Tutti i giovanotti italiani sono i più belli del mondo*

Vic: Okay, Grandma, Grandma, I gotta finish the song.

Grandma: That's right!


Italian boys!

When we unite the whole family

Italian boys!

I got more cousins than the eye can see

Italian boys!

America, sing a thank you chorus

To Chris Columbus

He discovered it for us

We got the style

We got the poise

We've got to fill the world with more Italian boys


Grandma: And Victor, I'm glad you are half-Italian, because you do have a little bit of Dego blood in you and you are adorable! (Vic laughs) You a little boy now but when you get big, Grandma still give you a big chunk of chocolate! (both laugh) You love that chunk of chocolate?

Vic: (laughing) Oh yes, yes.

Grandma: You know what your momma did one time?

Vic: No no, tell me, tell me.

Grandma: She went out with your dad and she left you over my house. It was a summertime, and this is a the truth…(trails off)

Thanks to Italian_girl for these lyrics

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Monday 8th of April 2013 23:05
Oh, Vic. :)