There is no yodelling in Volaré

08 Jan

Nor Tarzan swinging through the trees … to explain ….. I had switched off the kindle, turned out the light and was snuggling under the duvet to count endless sheep and box the compasses when I heard my upstairs neighbour trundling up his stairs, turning the keys in the door and falling in home – judging by the clock, it must have been pub turfing out time.  Now he frequently bursts into song or drums a line while waiting for his kettle to boil and during these dark night hours sound seems to travel further, as if the weight of the day impeeds it in some way. I have no problem with him vocalising these ear worms but I do mind getting them painfully wrong!

Most of us will know [or know when we hear] the song Volare [aka Nel blu dipinto di blu, 1968 Eurovision entry for Italy] .. the chorus is vo-lar-eee oh oh, Cantarte oh oh oh oh .. warbling neighbourino was singing vol-are [insert yodel] vo-lare [insert yodel] …. eeeek .. nerve jangled and head buried deeper under duvet as low moan groaned.  After the fourth mash up I could not help but explete a word or two adding sing it right to anything in my room that was listening.

His kettle boiled, thankfully, ending the serenade.

Also when doing “shave and a hair cut” don’t leave a musio hanging for the ‘two bits’ [watchers of Who framed Roger Rabbit will know what I mean]


Posted by on January 8, 2015 in Uncategorized



6 responses to “There is no yodelling in Volaré

  1. Bushka

    January 8, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Hope he gets home early tonight…Must give you a ‘break’…..Hugs! xx


    • amgroves

      January 9, 2015 at 1:35 pm

      It really isn’t the time of day that bothers me – it is the mashing of a song, lol.


  2. gillyk

    January 8, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Blimey, what a pain! Any point in talking to him??


    • amgroves

      January 9, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      I thought about popping a note through his door offering singing lessons and maybe adding the lyrics to Volare :p


  3. KEGGY

    January 9, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Some neighbours are so oblivious of others. Especially late at night. That would annoy me BIG TIME !!!


    • amgroves

      January 9, 2015 at 1:37 pm

      Well .. we don’t live next door to ourselves to hear what noises we exude. I really do not mind his movements, it is something familiar and strangely makes me feel less isolated. I do not miss my previous neighbours diy at 3am, nor his bastion belching.



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