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Texts of the Neapolitan songs

Lusingame!


Museca: Mario Festa,

Vierze: Nino Taranto.

Anno: 1956

Deceive me!


Music: Mario Festa,

Lyrics: Nino Taranto.

Year: 1956


Forse sarrà 'stu cielo chino 'e stelle,
Maria, Marì!
Forse sarranno 'st'uocchie accussì belle,
Maria, Marì!
Forse è ll'ammore
Ca m'hê miso 'int' ô core
Ma io nun ce credo
Ca tu me vuò lassà!

Tu nun 'o ssaje
Ca me staje dint' ê vvene…
Si te ne vaje
Nun pozzo cchiù campà!
Lusingame 'n'atu ppoco,
Fallo stutà 'stu ffuoco
Ca dint' ô core
M'hê appicciato tu!
Si te ne vaje
'O ssaje ca i' mme ne moro.
Lusingame 'n'atu ppoco
Ca senza 'st'uocchie tuoje
Nun campo cchiù!

Che ffà si 'e vase tuoje ll'hê date a 'n'ato,
Maria, Marì!
I' songo sempe 'o primmo 'nnammurato,
Maria, Marì!
Tu sì d' 'a mia,
Dimme chesta buscia,
Dimmella ancora,
Però nun me lassà!

Tu nun 'o ssaje
Ca me staje dint' ê vvene…
Si te ne vaje
Nun pozzo cchiù campà!
Lusingame 'n'atu ppoco,
Fallo stutà 'stu ffuoco
Ca dint' ô core
M'hê appicciato tu!
Si te ne vaje
'O ssaje ca i' mme ne moro.
Lusingame 'n'atu ppoco
Ca senza 'st'uocchie tuoje
Nun campo cchiù!

translated by Natalia Chernega


Maybe it will be the sky full of stars,
Maria, Maria!
Maybe it will be your beautiful eyes,
Maria, Maria!
Maybe it's love
That you have put in my heart,
But I don't believe
That you want to leave me!

You don't know it
That I feel you in my veins…
If you go away
I can't live anymore!
Deceive me a little more,
Put out this fire
In my heart
That you have lit!
If you go away
You know I die.
Deceive me a little more
Because without your eyes
I can't live anymore!

What can I do if you've given your kisses to another,
Maria, Maria!
I'm the first to love you,
Maria, Maria!
You are mine,
Tell me this lie,
Tell me it again,
But don't leave me!

You don't know it
That I feel you in my veins…
If you go away
I can't live anymore!
Deceive me a little more,
Put out this fire
In my heart
That you have lit!
If you go away
You know I die.
Deceive me a little more
Because without your eyes
I can't live anymore!

translated by Natalia Chernega