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Suonne sunnate


Museca: Giuseppe Capolongo,

Vierse: Gennaro Rainone.

Anno: 1907

Dreams that we shared


Music: Giuseppe Capolongo,

Lyrics: Gennaro Rainone.

Year: 1907


Suonne sunnate
P' 'e vvie sulitarie 'e Capemonte.
'Nterra assettate
Che vase ca ce simmo date 'nfronte!
Che sentimento!
Nce pienze cchiù, Carmè? Te vene a mente?
Suonne sunnate
P' 'e vvie sulitarie 'e Capemonte.

Carmela, Carmè,
Io ca vulesse fà
Pe' te vedè turnà,
'N'ata vota, addu me.

Fronne sfrunnate
Da 'e primme viente 'e vierno 'mmiez' ê vvie.
E, scarpesate,
Facevano rummore comm' ê spie.
E te tremmava
'Sta mana bella ca m'accarezzava.
Fronne sfrunnate
Da 'e primme viente 'e vierno 'mmiez' ê vvie.

Carmela, Carmè,
Io ca vulesse fà
Pe' te vedè turnà,
'N'ata vota, addu me.

Ammore amato
P' 'e vvie sulitarie 'e Capemonte.
Nce sò turnato
Ma pur' 'e ppiante m'hanno letto 'nfronte
Ca m'hê traduto,
Ca tutt'ammore nuosto è già fernuto.
Ammore amato
P' 'e vvie sulitarie 'e Capemonte.

Carmela, Carmè,
Io ca vulesse fà
Pe' te vedè turnà,
'N'ata vota, addu me.



Dreams that we shared
On deserted streets of Capodimonte*.
Sitting on the ground,
How many kisses we were giving to each other!
What a passion!
Do you think of it, Carmela? Do you remember it?
Dreams that we shared
On deserted streets of Capodimonte.

Carmela, Carmela,
I would like
To see you back again,
At least one time, beside me.

The leaves on the streets,
Torn by the wind of winter.
They were trampled
And rustled like spies.
Your hand was trembling
But it was caressing me.
The leaves on the streets,
Torn by the wind of winter.

Carmela, Carmela,
I would like
To see you back again,
At least one time, beside me.

The love that we shared
On deserted streets of Capodimonte.
I have come back here
But even the flowers have read in my eyes
That you have betrayed me,
That all our love is over.
The love that we shared
On deserted streets of Capodimonte.

Carmela, Carmela,
I would like
To see you back again,
At least one time, beside me.

translated by Natalia Chernega

* Capodimonte is a zone of Naples.