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Stanotte nun durmì!


Museca: Mario Landi,

Vierse: Marcello Zanfagna.

Anno: 1964

Don't sleep tonight!


Music: Mario Landi,

Lyrics: Marcello Zanfagna.

Year: 1964

Stanotte nun durmì!
Stanotte nun durmì!

Pur' 'o mare respira
'O profumo 'e ll'estate
E sarria, sarria sciupata
Chesta luna senza 'e te.

Io respiro 'mbracci'a te,
'Sta nuttata tutta blu,
Va pe' ll'aria 'na canzona
Mentre Ammore dice sì
Doce doce 'nziem' a mme.

Staje cantanno pure tu
Mentre Ammore dice sì
Cu 'nu vaso nce giurammo;
Pe' sempe, pe' sempe
Resta sempe cu mme!

Stanotte nun durmì!
Stanotte nun durmì!

Don't sleep tonight!
Don't sleep tonight!

Even the sea breathes
The smells of summer
And this moon would shine in vain
Without you.

I breathe in your arms,
This night is blue,
In the air we hear a song from afar
While love says us to be together,
It says it tenderly with me.

You begin to sing too
While love says us to be together,
With a kiss we swear to each other;
Forever, forever
Stay with me forever!

Don't sleep tonight!
Don't sleep tonight!

translated by Natalia Chernega