Bandiera

The sicilian songs

Sicilia
Trapani

Nun lu sapiti

(You don't know it)



Music: Luciano Maglia,

Lyrics: Vincenzo Esposito.



Gian Campione
(1946 - 2005)
sings


Nun lu sapiti l'amuri ca v'haju,
Nun lu sapiti quantu vi disiu!
Nun lu sapiti ca chiancennu staju
Quann'è ca pi mumentu nun vi viju.

Dintra 'stu cori miu 'na vampa c'haju
E lu mè cori è vostru e non lu miu.
Si moru 'mParadisu nun ci vaju
Picchì pensannu a vui nun pensu a Diu.

E vui sapennu l'amuri e 'sti peni
Vui mi lassati moriri comu cani.
Nun mi lassati, amuri, 'ntra 'sti peni
Picchì siti pi mmia l'acqua e lu pani.

Dintra 'stu cori miu 'na vampa c'haju
E lu mè cori è vostru e non lu miu.
Si moru 'mParadisu nun ci vaju
Picchì pensannu a vui nun pensu a Diu.

You don't know what love I feel to you,
You don't know how I need you!
You don't know that I'm crying
When for a moment I don't see you.

In my heart the fire is burning
And my heart is yours, not mine.
If I die I don't come upon Paradise,
Because, thinking of you, I don't think of God.

And you, knowing about this love and sufferings,
You leave me dying like a dog.
Don't leave me, my love, in this sufferings,
Because for me you are the water and the bread.

In my heart the fire is burning
And my heart is yours, not mine.
If I die I don't come upon Paradise,
Because, thinking of you, I don't think of God.