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neapolitans

Aldo Giuffrè

(10 apr 1924 -
26 jun 2010)

An Italian film and theatre actor, on stage played with his brother Carlo.

The Neapolitan
instruments

The shawm

Texts of the neapolitan songs

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Te voglio bbene assaje


Museca: attribuita a Gaetano Donizetti,

Vierse: Raffaele Sacco.

Anno: 1835

I love you so much


Music: attributed to Gaetano Donizetti,

Lyrics: Raffaele Sacco.

Year: 1835

'Nzomma songh'io lo fauzo?
Appila, sì majesta,
Ca ll'arta toja è chesta!
Lo dico 'mmeretà:
Io jastemmà vorria
Lo juorno che t'amaje!

Io te voglio bbene assaje
E tu nun pienze a me.

Pecché quanno me vide
Te 'ngrife comm'a gatto?
Nennè, che t'aggio fatto
Ca no mme può vedè?
Io t'aggio amato tanto,
Si t'amo tu lo saje.

Io te voglio bbene assaje
E tu nun pienze a me.

La notte tutte dormeno,
Ma io che bbuò durmì!
Penzanno â nenna mia,
Mme sento ascevolì.
Li quarte d'ora sonano
A uno, a ddoje, a tre.

Io te voglio bbene assaje
E tu nun pienze a me.

Recordate lo juorno
Ca stive a me becino
E te scorreano 'nzino
Le llacreme accossì!
Deciste a me: "Nun chiagnere,
Ca tu lo mio sarraje!"

Io te voglio bbene assaje
E tu nun pienze a me.

Guardame 'nfaccia e vide
Comme song'arredutto:
Sicco, peliento e brutto,
Nennella mia, pe' tte!
Cusuto a filo duppio
Co tte me vedarraje.

Io te voglio bbene assaje
E tu nun pienze a me.

Saccio ca nun vuò scennere
La grada quanno è scuro.
Vattenne muro muro,
Appojate 'ncuoll'a me!
Tu, 'n'ommo comm'a chisto,
Addò lo trovarraje?

Io te voglio bbene assaje
E tu nun pienze a me.

Quanno sò fatto cennere,
Tanno me chiagnarraje.
Sempe addimannarraje:
"Nennillo mio addò è?"
La fossa mia tu arape
E llà me trovarraje.

Io te voglio bbene assaje
E tu nun pienze a me.

So, am I false?
Then correct me, you're a mistress
And this is your art!
I'm telling you the truth:
I would like to curse
That day when I had loved you!

I love you so much
But you don't think of me.

Why, when you see me,
Do you become furious like a cat?
Dear, what have I done you
That you don't want to see me?
I had loved you so much,
What I love you about it you know.

I love you so much
But you don't think of me.

Everybody sleeps at night
But I can't fall asleep!
Thinking of my beloved
I'm feeling bad.
Quarters of hour are ringing:
One, two, three.

I love you so much
But you don't think of me.

Remember that day
When you were beside me
And were rolling on your breast
My bitter tears!
You told me: "Don't cry,
Because you'll be mine!"

I love you so much
But you don't think of me.

Look at me and you see
Into who I've turned:
Scraggy, pale and unsightly,
My dear, because of you!
Sewed to you with double fibers
You'll see me.

I love you so much
But you don't think of me.

I know you don't want to go out
When it's dark behind the fence.
Follow the wall,
Hold on to me!
A man like me
Where will you find?

I love you so much
But you don't think of me.

When I'll turn into ashes
Then you mourn me.
Then you ask:
"Where's my beloved?"
You'll open my coffin
And there you find me.

I love you so much
But you don't think of me.

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translated by Natalia Chernega