ADS-L Digest - 9 Oct 2008 to 10 Oct 2008 (#2008-285)

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Mon Oct 13 17:50:40 UTC 2008

On Oct 13, 2008, at 10:43 AM, Rosemarie wrote:

> In a message dated 10/11/2008 12:14:41 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> "For the money never comes!"
> appeared, and i realized  it was "domani", not "the money".
> It's true that "domani" is Italian for "tomorrow."  And I'm pretty
> sure it's
> also true that Perry Como was of Italian descent.  As am I.   Even
> so, if I
> heard a song mostly in English, I'd assume I was hearing English
> thru'out.
> Esp. because it makes sense to say, "Forget about the money, for
> the money
> never comes!"
> Point being: Is anyone sure he was singing "domani" and not "the
> money"?

oh yes, it was a hit pop song years ago. and "Forget Domani" was
featured in the 1965 movie "The Yellow Rolls Royce". see


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