The Pesto Song

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About a guy in love with pesto and his quest to make the best pesto in the world.

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The Pesto Song-F
118 bpm

Chorus instrumentally
F-C, C-F, F-C-F

F
Well, I Hopped a flight that was far for me
To a place called Italy
Heard they got a sauce
That’s really green
whoever heard of such a thing?

Well, I touched down near
A place called Rome
Banged on the door
Of someone’s home
And asked if they had the sauce that’s green
They said to
(Basso voce: Hop a train, it's a northern thing)


F C
Oh, Pesto, pesto, bright and green

F
You’re the sauce that fills my dreams


Now, day and night and in between

C F
I’m putting pesto on everything.

F C
I’m putting pesto on spaghetti

F
And on potatoes - -- when they’re ready

Roasts and fruit and my pizza pie

C F
If I ever run out I’m gonna die.

C…. F-C-F
F-C-F









F
Well, I sent my baby
for basilico
Some pine nuts and some olio
And a nice, big piece of parmesan
We’ll be making pesto before too long

Well she walked on in with all the stuff.
And she said the cost wasn’t all that rough
She even got some stuff for free
Yeah, baby, we’re talking D.O.P



F C
Oh, Pesto, pesto, bright and green

F
You’re the sauce that fills my dreams


Now, day and night and in between

C F
I’m putting pesto on everything.

F C
I’m putting pesto on spaghetti

F
And on potatoes - -- when they’re ready

Roasts and fruit and my pizza pie

C F
If I ever run out I’m gonna die.


Chorus instrumentally
F-C, C-F, F-C-F

C…. F-C-F
F-C-F






F
Well, I opened a shop
To make some sauce
people call me
the pesto boss
I make the best you've ever seen
It's rich and creamy, bright and green.

There's always a line outside the door
people yelling they all want more
They'd be happy with just a drop
When's this madness gonna stop?

F C
Oh, Pesto, pesto, bright and green

F
You’re the sauce that fills my dreams


Now, day and night and in between

C F
I’m putting pesto on everything.

F C
I’m putting pesto on spaghetti

F
And on potatoes - -- when they’re ready

Roasts and fruit and my pizza pie

C F
If I ever run out I’m gonna die.


F C
I’m putting pesto on spaghetti

F
And on potatoes - -- when they’re ready

Roasts and fruit and my pizza pie

C F
If I ever run out I’m gonna die.

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from Antipasto Rock, released April 8, 2017

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tom torriglia San Francisco, California

Tom Torriglia (Tor-il-ya) is a multi-Grammy-nominated songwriter, musical entertainer and president of both Festa Records and Pierce-Beach Publishing.

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