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Texts of the Neapolitan songs

Voglio sunnà cu tte


Museca: Gaetano Lama,

Vierze: Domenico Furnò.

Anno: 1928

I want to dream with you


Music: Gaetano Lama,

Lyrics: Domenico Furnò.

Year: 1928


Tu tiene 'a voce d'oro,
Te voglio sentì cantà.
Stanotte chistu core
Tu, bella, m' 'o può scetà.

Tu sì napulitana
E 'o ssaje capì:
Quanno se sta luntano
Che vvene a ddì.

Canta! Ch'ammore stanotte sta ccà!
Viene! Te voglio pe' sempe cu mme!
Io te voglio e 'mbacci'a tte
Me faje sunnà
Ca tengo Napule cu mme!

Chisti ciardine 'nfiore
Prufumo nun sanno dà.
'Stu mare nun è 'o mare
Ca sape fà suspirà.

Ma io sento ca t'addore
'Sta vocca, oje nè.
T'addore d'erba 'e mare
E rrose thè!

Canta! Ch'ammore stanotte sta ccà!
Viene! Te voglio pe' sempe cu mme!
Io te voglio e 'mbacci'a tte
Me faje sunnà
Ca tengo Napule cu mme!

È 'nu "Vesuvio" 'o core
Stanotte vicino a tte!
E manco tutt' 'o mare
Me stuta 'stu ffuoco, oje nè!

Ma pe' 'stu ffuoco ardente
Pe' mme ce sta
'Sta vocca toja sultanto
Pe' m' 'o stutà!

Canta! Ch'ammore stanotte sta ccà!
Viene! Te voglio pe' sempe cu mme!
Io te voglio e 'mbacci'a tte
Me faje sunnà
Ca tengo Napule cu mme!

translated by Natalia Chernega


You have a golden voice,
I want to hear you sing.
Tonight you, beauty,
You can touch my heart.

You are a Neapolitan
And you can understand it:
What my heart wants to say
When I'm far from home.

Sing! 'Cause tonight love is here!
Come! I wish you were always with me!
I love you and in your arms
You make me dream
As if I were in Naples!

Local blooming gardens
Cannot give me a fragrance.
The sea of this place is not that sea
That makes me sigh.

But I feel the smell
Of your lips, oh sweetheart.
They smell of sea grass
And tea-roses!

Sing! 'Cause tonight love is here!
Come! I wish you were always with me!
I love you and in your arms
You make me dream
As if I were in Naples!

My heart is like "Vesuvius"
Tonight beside you!
And even the sea
Can't put out this fire, oh sweetheart!

But for this blazing fire
I have
Only your lips
To put out it!

Sing! 'Cause tonight love is here!
Come! I wish you were always with me!
I love you and in your arms
You make me dream
As if I were in Naples!

translated by Natalia Chernega