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Chitarre 'e Napule


Museca: Giuseppe Rossetti,

Vierze: Arturo Duyrat.

Anno: 1950

Guitars of Naples


Music: Giuseppe Rossetti,

Lyrics: Arturo Duyrat.

Year: 1950


Napule mia, te manno 'nu saluto
E tante tante vase pe' mamma mia.

Penzo a tte, terra d'ammore,
Ca pe' destino me staje luntana.
Nun ce sta pe' chistu core
'N'ata ricchezza cchiù meglio 'e te!

Oje, terra mia, cchiù fforte 'e 'na catena
Tu sì pe' mme!

Chitarre 'e Napule,
Scetateve, faciteme sunnà!
C' 'o chianto 'e 'st'uocchie
'Stu suonno doce voglio 'mbrillantà.

Mare lucente e blu,
A stà luntano 'a tte
Io nun resisto cchiù!
Io voglio 'a mamma mia,
Voglio Santa Lucia!

Veco a tte, mamma 'e 'stu core,
Dint'a 'na chiesa matina e sera.
Prieghe tu ca 'nu vapore
Porta 'stu figlio vicino a tte.

'Stu figlio tujo ca soffre e conta ll'ore
Pe' te vedè.

Chitarre 'e Napule,
Scetateve, faciteme sunnà!
C' 'o chianto 'e 'st'uocchie
'Stu suonno doce voglio 'mbrillantà.

Mare lucente e blu,
A stà luntano 'a tte
Io nun resisto cchiù!
Io voglio 'a mamma mia,
Voglio Santa Lucia!

translated by Natalia Chernega


My Naples, I send my greetings to you
And lots of kisses to my mother.

I think of you, my land of love,
Because, by fate, you are far away from me.
For my heart
There's no other richness better than you!

Oh, my land, you are stronger than a chain
For me!

Guitars of Naples,
Wake up, make me dream!
With tears in my eyes
I want this sweet dream to shine.

Blue and shining sea,
I can't stay anymore
So far from you!
I want my mother,
I want Santa Lucia*!

I see you, my dear mother,
In a church morning and evening.
You pray that a ship brings
Your son back to you.

Your son that suffers and counts the hours
To see you again.

Guitars of Naples,
Wake up, make me dream!
With tears in my eyes
I want this sweet dream to shine.

Blue and shining sea,
I can't stay anymore
So far from you!
I want my mother,
I want Santa Lucia!

translated by Natalia Chernega

* Santa Lucia is a quarter of Naples on the seacoast.