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BrooklynJay Lyr Req: Limeliters/Italian military march (14) Lyr Req: Limeliters/Italian military march 04 May 21

I'm hoping someone here can supply the info I'm seeking:

On the Limeliters' 1964 album Leave It to the Limeliters there is a song they called Inspection Time which Lou Gottlieb adapted and translated (probably loosely). He says it's from World War I. It's sung in Italian, with Gottlieb speaking in English over the verses.

Inspection Time

Since I don't speak Italian, I can't make heads or tails of the original lyrics.

Can anyone provide some history regarding this song and, perhaps, the original Italian lyrics?

I also remember hearing the song briefly - in Italian - in the 1953 film Terminal Station (aka Indiscretion of an American Wife).

I've looked around the Net but came up empty - or maybe I don't know where to look.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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