Pulecinella

Texts of the neapolitan songs

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Torna maggio


Museca: Eduardo Di Capua,

Vierse: Vincenzo Russo.

Anno: 1900

May is coming back


Music: Eduardo Di Capua,

Lyrics: Vincenzo Russo.

Year: 1900

Rrose, che belli rrose! Torna maggio.
Sentite 'addore 'e chisti sciure belle!
Sentite comme cantano ll'aucielle!
E vuje durmite ancora? Ih, che curaggio!

Aprite 'sta fenesta, oje bella fata,
Ché ll'aria mo s'è fatta 'mbarzamata!
Ma vuje durmite ancora, ih, che curaggio!
Rrose, che belli rrose! Torna maggio.

Rrose, che belli rrose! 'A 'n'anno sano,
Stongo strujenno 'e pprete 'e chesta via.
Ma vuje nun v'affacciate. Uh, mamma mia!
I' nun mme fido 'e stà da vuje luntano.

E si ve sto' luntano quacche ghiuorno,
Pare ca vuje mme state sempe attuorno,
Ca mme parlate e mm'astrignite 'a mano.
Rrose, che belli rrose! È 'n'anno sano!

Rrose, che belli rrose! E vuje durmite!
Ma nun ve sceta 'stu prufumo doce?
'E primmavera nun sentite 'e vvoce?
Ma vuje core 'mpietto ne tenite?

Vocca addirosa comm'a 'na viola.
'A primmavera mia site vuje sola!
Ma chesta voce vuje nun 'a sentite?
Rrose, che belli rrose! E vuje durmite!

Roses, what beautiful roses! May is coming back.
Feel the smell of these beautiful flowers!
Listen to how the birds sing!
But are you still sleeping? What courage!

Open your window, oh, beautiful fairy,
'Cause the air has become balmy!
But you're still sleeping, oh, what courage!
Roses, what beautiful roses! May is coming back.

Roses, what beautiful roses! The whole year
I trample down the stones of this street.
But you don't look out. Oh, mommy!
I can't be far away from you.

And if I'm far away a few days,
It seems that you're always beside me,
That you speak with me and hold my hand.
Roses, what beautiful roses! The whole year!

Roses, what beautiful roses! But you're sleeping!
Doesn't this smell wake you?
Don't you hear voices of spring?
But have you a heart in the breast?

Fragrant mouth like a violet,
My spring is only you!
But don't you hear my voice?
Roses, what beautiful roses! But you're sleeping!

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translated by Natalia Chernega