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Malepenziero


Museca: Vincenzo Acampora,

Vierze: Giuseppe Russo.

Anno: 1957

Bad thought


Music: Vincenzo Acampora,

Lyrics: Giuseppe Russo.

Year: 1957


'Nziem' ê ricorde 'e 'na passione antica
Ca nun me vò lassà
E nun me pò lassà,
Tu m'accumpagne a ll'angolo 'e 'stu vico
Pe' farme 'o core spezzà,
Pe' farme ancora dannà.

Vattenne, vattenne, malepenziero!
Nun è overo ch'è busciarda,
Nun è overo ca me perde,
Chella dice 'a verità!
Vattenne, vattenne, penziero mio!
Si m' 'o ddice chistu core
Ch'è 'na femmena sincera,
Tu pecché me vuò 'ngannà?

Nisciuno 'stu bbene mio se pò spiegà.
'Stu bbene ca manco tu può 'mmaginà.

Vattenne, vattenne, malepenziero!
Ca si perdo 'o bbene sujo,
Perdo pure 'a vita mia.
Chella nun me pò lassà!

Io t'accumpagno, oje core, 'n'ata sera,
Ma 'e te che ne sarrà?
'E nuje che ne sarrà?
Si nun se sbaglia 'stu malepenziero,
Ca nun me fa cchiù campà,
Dimmello comm'aggi' 'a fà?

Vattenne, vattenne, malepenziero!
Nun è overo ch'è busciarda,
Nun è overo ca me perde,
Chella dice 'a verità!
Vattenne, vattenne, penziero mio!
Si m' 'o ddice chistu core
Ch'è 'na femmena sincera,
Tu pecché me vuò 'ngannà?

Nisciuno 'stu bbene mio se pò spiegà.
'Stu bbene ca manco tu può 'mmaginà.

Vattenne, vattenne, malepenziero!
Ca si perdo 'o bbene sujo,
Perdo pure 'a vita mia.
Chella nun me pò lassà!



Together with my memories of old passion
That doesn't want to leave me,
That can't leave me,
You accompany me to the corner of this alley
To break my heart,
To make me curse again.

Go away, go away, bad thought!
It's not true that she's a liar,
It's not true that she leaves me,
She tells the truth!
Go away, go away, my thought!
If my heart tells me
That she's a sincere woman,
Why do you want to deceive me?

No one can explain this love of mine.
This love of mine even you can't imagine it.

Go away, go away, bad thought!
If I lose her love,
I'll lose my life.
She can't leave me!

I'll accompany you, oh my heart, another evening,
But what will happen to you?
What will happen to us?
If this bad thought is not mistaken,
This thought that doesn't let me live,
Tell me, what must I do?

Go away, go away, bad thought!
It's not true that she's a liar,
It's not true that she leaves me,
She tells the truth!
Go away, go away, my thought!
If my heart tells me
That she's a sincere woman,
Why do you want to deceive me?

No one can explain this love of mine.
This love of mine even you can't imagine it.

Go away, go away, bad thought!
If I lose her love,
I'll lose my life.
She can't leave me!

translated by Natalia Chernega