Bandiera

The sicilian songs

Sicilia
Messina

A la barcillunisa

(A tune of Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto)




Sicilian folk song.



Giuseppe Di Stefano
(1921 - 2008)
sings


Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto is a town of the Province of Messina, in the north coast of Sicily.


Caru cugnatu, la facistu lesta.
Vi la purtastu la suruzza mia.
Vi la purtastu,
Vi la purtastu la suruzza mia.

Vi la purtastu pulita e onesta
Chi poti stari 'nta 'na signuria.
Chi poti stari,
Chi poti stari 'nta 'na signuria.


Dear brother-in-law, you've done it so fast.
You've taken my sister away.
You've taken away,
You've taken my sister away.

You've taken her away pure and honest,
She must be in a noble house.
She must be,
She must be in a noble house.