“Bella ciao” is an Italian partisan song of World War II. The origins of the song are uncertain. The music seems to come from a predating folk song and the author of the lyrics is unknown. The song has been recorded by various artists in many different languages including Italian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Hungarian, English, Spanish, German, Turkish, Japanese, Chinese, and Kurdish.
Representing the partisans: Yves Montands, because he saw them fighting.
Filling up for the socialist: Mirah and the Black Cat Orchestra from To All We Stretch the Open Arm.
And moaning with lust: Anita Lane from the wonderful Sex O’clock.
Wikipedia article (with lyrics in Italian, English and Chinese)
More versions of Bella Ciao
Yves Montand @ Wikipedia