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Michelangelo Verso

(18 mar 1920 -
18 sep 2006)

An Italian operatic singer (tenor).

Ciuri, ciuri

(Flowers, flowers)



Music: Francesco Paolo Frontini,

Text by unknown author.



Gian Campione
(1946 - 2005)
sings


The music for this ancient text was composed in 1883 by sicilian composer Francesco Paolo Frontini. There are different versions of text because it was changed during the course of time.

Ciuri di ruvittari e spini santi,
Siddu passannu cantari mi senti,
Nun cantu n'e' p'amuri n'e' p'amanti
Picchì mancu mi passi pi la menti.

Ciuri, ciuri, ciuri di tuttu l'annu!
L'amuri ca mi dasti ti lu tornu.
Ciuri, ciuri, ciuri di tuttu l'annu!
L'amuri ca mi dasti ti lu tornu.

Ciuri di rosi russi a lu sbucciari,
Amaru l'omu ca fimmini criri.
Amaru cu si fa supraniari,
Lustru di Paradisu nun nni viri.

Ciuri, ciuri, ciuri di tuttu l'annu!
L'amuri ca mi dasti ti lu tornu.
Ciuri, ciuri, ciuri di tuttu l'annu!
L'amuri ca mi dasti ti lu tornu.

Ciuri di gersuminu arrampicanti,
Iu cantu e ridu e scialu allegramenti.
Tutti li notti li passu ccà avanti
Pi fariti dispetti eternamenti.

Ciuri, ciuri, ciuri di tuttu l'annu!
L'amuri ca mi dasti ti lu tornu.
Ciuri, ciuri, ciuri di tuttu l'annu!
L'amuri ca mi dasti ti lu tornu.

Lu sabatu si sapi allegra cori,
Beatu cu avi bedda la mugghieri.
Cu l'avi bedda ci veni lu cori,
Cu l'avi laria lu friddu e la frevi.

Ciuri, ciuri, ciuri di tuttu l'annu!
L'amuri ca mi dasti ti lu tornu.
Ciuri, ciuri, ciuri di tuttu l'annu!
L'amuri ca mi dasti ti lu tornu.

Flowers of blackberry and saint thorns,
If you hear me singing when you go past,
So I don't sing neither for love nor for beloved,
Because it doesn't even cross my mind.

Flowers, flowers, flowers of whole year!
Love that you've given me, I'll give it back to you.
Flowers, flowers, flowers of whole year!
Love that you've given me, I'll give it back to you.

Flowers of red roses that are in blossom,
Unlucky is that man who believes in women,
Unlucky is that man who is under their influence,
He will not see the light of Heaven.

Flowers, flowers, flowers of whole year!
Love that you've given me, I'll give it back to you.
Flowers, flowers, flowers of whole year!
Love that you've given me, I'll give it back to you.

Flowers of climbing jasmine,
I sing and laugh and I have fun.
Every night I'm passing by
To annoy you all the time.

Flowers, flowers, flowers of whole year!
Love that you've given me, I'll give it back to you.
Flowers, flowers, flowers of whole year!
Love that you've given me, I'll give it back to you.

Saturday the heart has fun,
Blissful is that man who has a nice wife,
Who has a beautiful one, has joy in heart,
Who has an ugly one, has the cold and shiver.

Flowers, flowers, flowers of whole year!
Love that you've given me, I'll give it back to you.
Flowers, flowers, flowers of whole year!
Love that you've given me, I'll give it back to you.