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Billy Joel

Scenes from an Italian Restaurant (7:34)

"Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" is a song from Billy Joel's 1977 album The Stranger.

Although never released as a single, it has become one of Joel's most celebrated compositions among fans, appearing on most of his compilation albums. The song is effectively a medley of three individual songs which are fused together. In an interview, Joel cites the second side of The Beatles album Abbey Road as one of the main…

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A bottle of white, a bottle of red
Perhaps a bottle of rose instead
We'll get a table near the street
In our old familiar place

Billy Joel - Scenes from an Italian Restaurant Lyrics


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  • One of his best!
  • A modern masterwork. It has movements, like a symphony, and amazing lyrics.
  • Bottle of white, bottle of red, Billy had both!
  • The crescendo at 6:00 is heart felt!
  • Wonderful real story.......what more could be expected from an artist with his eye on real life and real situations. Saluud Billy!
  • Top man.
  • My fave of his.
  • I think about palermo 08/2011 :-)))
  • Amazing song writer and pianist. His music comes alive.
  • ...discovered this by way of someone at our local bar who used to sing this regularly on the karaoke......

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