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Riturnella

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OriginalTraduzione inglese di Riccardo Venturi
RITURNELLA

Tu rìnnina chi vai
Tu rìnnina chi vai
Lu maru maru
Oi riturnella
Tu rìnnina chi vai lu maru maru
dimmel' a me, dimmel' a me,
dimmel' a me ci uè' dderè

Ferma quannu ti dicu
Ferma quannu ti dicu
Dui paroli
Oi riturnella
Ferma quannu ti dicu dui paroli

Corri a ghjittari lu
Corri a ghjittari lu
Sušpiru a mari
Oi riturnella
Corri a ghjittari lu sušpiru a mari

musicanovaPe' vìdiri se mi rišpunna
Pe' vìdiri se mi rišpunna
Lu mio beni
Oi riturnella
Pe' vìdiri se mi rišpunna lu mio beni

Non mi rišpunna, annò,
Non mi rišpunna, annò
È troppu luntanu,
Oi riturnella
Non mi rišpunna, annò, è troppu luntanu

È sutt' a na frišcura
È sutt'a na frišcura
Chi sta durmennu,
Oi riturnella
È sutt'a na frišcura chi sta durmennu

Poi si rivigghja cu
Poi si rivigghja cu
lu chjantu all'occhi
Oi riturnella
Poi si rivigghja cu lu chjantu all'occhi

Si stuja l'occhi e li
Si stuja l'occhi e li
Passa lu chjantu
Oi riturnella
Si stuja l'occhi e li passa lu chjantu

Piglia lu muccaturu
Piglia lu muccaturu
Lu vaju a llavu
Oi riturnella
Piglia lu muccaturu, lu vaju a llavu

Poi ti lu špannu a nu
Poi ti lu špannu a nu
Peru de rosa
Oi riturnella
Poi ti lu špannu a nu peru de rosa

Poi ti lu mannu a Na
Poi ti lu mannu a Na
puli a stirari
Oi riturnella
Poi ti lu mannu a Napuli a stirari

Poi ti lu cogliu a la
Poi ti lu cogliu a la
Napulitana
Oi riturnella
Poi ti lu cogliu a la napulitana

[ Poi ti lu mannu cu
Poi ti lu mannu cu
Ventu a purtari
Oi riturnella
Poi ti lu mannu cu ventu a purtari

Ventu và portacellu
Ventu và portacellu
A lu mio beni
Oi riturnella
Ventu và portacellu a lu mio beni ] *

Mera pe' nun ti cada
Mera pe' nun ti cada
Pe' supra mari
Oi riturnella
Mera pe' nun ti cada pe' supra mari

Ca perda li sigilli
Ca perda li sigilli
De chistu cori
Oi riturnella
Ca perda li sigilli de chistu cori.

Oi riturnella
Ca perda li sigilli de chistu cori.
THE LITTLE SWALLOW

Thou the swallow who fliest
Thou the swallow who fliest
Over the seas,
Thou little swallow,
Thou the swallow who fliest over the seas.

Retain this couple of words
Retain this couple of words
I am telling to thee
Thou little swallow,
Retain this couple of words I am telling to thee.

So cast thy groans and moans
So cast thy groans and moans
Into the sea,
Thou little swallow,
So cast thy groans and moans into the sea.

To see if my sweetheart
To see if my sweetheart
Gives me an answer,
Thou little swallow,
To see if my sweetheart gives me an answer.

No answer did I get,
No answer did I get
For he is too distant,
Thou little swallow,
No answer did I get for he is too distant.

He is sleeping in a tree's
He is sleeping in a tree's
fresh leafy shadow
Thou little swallow,
He is sleeping in a tree's fresh leafy shadow.

Then he wakes up with
Then he wakes up with
His eyes fill'd with tears,
Thou little swallow,
Then he wakes up with his eyes fill'd with tears.

He dries his tears away,
He dries his tears away
And weeps no more,
Thou little swallow,
He dries his tears away and weeps no more.

Take thou his handkerchief,
Take thou his handkerchief
So that I wash it,
Thou little swallow,
Take thou his handkerchief so that I wash it.

Then I spread it for drying
Then I spread it for drying
On a rosebush,
Thou little swallow,
Then I spread it for drying on a rosebush.

Then I send it to Na
Then I send it to Na-
ples for ironing,
Thou little swallow,
Then I send it to Naples for ironing.

Then I ply it in the Nea
Then I ply it in the Nea-
politan fashion,
Thou little swallow,
Then I ply it in the Neapolitan fashion.

[ Then I tell the south wind
Then I tell the south wind
To bring it to thee,
Thou little swallow,
Then I tell the south wind to bring it to thee.

Go wind and bring it to him,
Go wind and bring it to him,
To my sweetheart,
Thou little swallow,
Go wind and bring it to my sweetheart. ]

Mind that it does not fall
Mind that it does not fall
From o'er the sea,
Thou little swallow,
Mind that it does not fall from o'er the sea.

Or thou wilt lose the seals
Or thou wilt lose the seals
Of this loving heart,
Thou little swallow,
Or thou wilt lose the seals of this loving heart.

Thou little swallow,
Or thou wilt lose the seals of this loving heart.

* Nella versione di Eugenio Bennato queste due strofe non sono cantate.


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