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'E tre Grazie


Museca: Ernesto De Curtis,

Vierze: Giambattista De Curtis.

Anno: 1902

The three Graces


Music: Ernesto De Curtis,

Lyrics: Giambattista De Curtis.

Year: 1902

Instrumental version


'E Grazie songo tre,
E tre songh' 'e cchiù bbelle
Ch'aggio visto ccà:

Chiattulella, chiattulella,
Carnaggione comm' â rosa,
State e vvierno è 'a stessa cosa,
Sempe fresca appare a mme.

'A vulite vedè?
Guardat' addò guard'i'
E me sapite a ddì
Si nun è 'na bellezza
Ca ve farria murì!

'E Grazie songo tre,
E tre songh' 'e cchiù bbelle
Ch'aggio visto ccà:

Brunettella, brunettella,
Graziosa e 'ntussecosa,
Chiagne o ride è 'a stessa cosa,
Sempe bella appare a mme.

'A vulite vedè?
Guardat' addò guard'i'
E me sapite a ddì
Si nun è 'na bellezza
Ca ve farria murì!

'E Grazie songo tre,
E tre songh' 'e cchiù bbelle
Ch'aggio visto ccà:

Biundulella, biundulella,
Tene 'nfaccia 'nu gulio,
Comm' 'o tene 'o core mio
Ca p' 'a vita addà tenè.

'A vulite vedè?
Guardat' addò guard'i'
E me sapite a ddì
Si nun è 'na bellezza
Ca ve farria murì!

translated by Natalia Chernega


There are the three Graces,
And these three ones are the most beautiful
That I have seen here:

The one of them is plump,
Her face is the color of a rose,
Summer and winter she's the same,
She always appears to me young.

Do you want to see her?
Look where I'm looking
And tell me
Isn't she a beauty
That would make you die?!

There are the three Graces,
And these three ones are the most beautiful
That I have seen here:

The other one is a brunette,
She's graceful and touchy,
If she cries or laughs it's the same thing,
She always appears to me beautiful.

Do you want to see her?
Look where I'm looking
And tell me
Isn't she a beauty
That would make you die?!

There are the three Graces,
And these three ones are the most beautiful
That I have seen here:

The third one is a blonde,
She has a passion on her face
Like my heart has it
That it must have it to live.

Do you want to see her?
Look where I'm looking
And tell me
Isn't she a beauty
That would make you die?!

translated by Natalia Chernega