First Letter Song Lyrics
Imagine that, a soldier who cries.
I had to hide my eyes, so the others on the train
That carried me away from you would think I was asleep.
[spoken] That's Signora Fosca playing.
[spoken] My cousin. I have no family and neither does she.
She is in such poor health, it's a continual worry.
[spoken] That's her place setting, but she stays in her room most days.
Perhaps soon she'll be well enough to join us for a meal.
[spoken] She eats like a sparrow.
[spoken] My apologies, sir.
The comparison has struck me as funny.
A sparrow seems to eat more than Signora Fosca. A pity it is ...
[COLONEL (to Giorgio)]
[spoken] My cousin loves to read - it's her only passion, really.
I can't find enough books for her.
[spoken] I also love reading.
I've brought a few of my favorite books down.
Perhaps I could lend them to Signora Fosca,
though I can't promise they will appeal to her.
[spoken] Young man, she's been driven to reading military handbooks.
I've no doubt she will welcome anything in print.
[spoken] Post arrived!
[spoken] Hand it round Augenti.
Nothing for me again? It's been two weeks.
[spoken] It smells to me as if Captain Bachetti has a letter from an admirer.
- First Letter Lyrics