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Vittorio Parisi

(28 feb 1892 -
12 jul 1955)

A Neapolitan singer.

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Vommero e Margellina


Museca: Gaetano Lama,

Vierse: Francesco Fiore.

Anno: 1922

Vomero and Mergellina


Music: Gaetano Lama,

Lyrics: Francesco Fiore.

Year: 1922

Vomero is a central district of Naples, located on the homonymous hill.
Mergellina is a coastal section of Naples.

Tu staje 'e casa ô Vommero,
Io stongo a Margellina.
Tu duorme 'mmiez'a ll'albere,
Io 'nterra a 'sta marina.
Cu 'e rampicante e ll'ellera
T'hê fatto 'nu lettino.
Io tengo 'arena morbida,
'Nu scoglio pe' cuscino.

Spusammoce! Spusammoce!
Ca si 'stu matremonio
Ll'ammore ce cumbina,
Te veco 'ncopp'ô Vommero
Da vascio 'e Margellina.

Tu siente comme cantano
Ll'aucielle 'int'ê ciardine.
Io sento da Pusilleco
Chitarre e manduline.
Si allegro e malinconico
Te guarda San Martino,
Io sento ca 'o Vesuvio
Mme fa 'nu surdeglino.

Spusammoce! Spusammoce!
Ca si 'stu matremonio
Ll'ammore ce cumbina,
Tu, bella, 'a copp' 'o Vommero
Mme vide a Margellina.

Tu dice: " 'Ncopp'ô Vommero
'O cielo è cchiù celeste".
Io dico: " 'O mare 'e Napule
È 'a festa 'e tutt' 'e ffeste!"
E si pe' copp'a ll'albere
A tte cantano 'e ffronne
A mme, p' 'o mare placido,
Cantano 'e vvarche e ll'onne.

Spusammoce! Spusammoce!
Ca si 'stu matremonio
Dduje figlie ce cumbina,
'Nu figlio 'o chiammo Vommero,
'Na figlia Margellina.

You live in a house in Vomero,
I live in Mergellina.
You sleep under the trees,
I sleep on the seacoast.
With creepers and ivy
Is entwined your bed.
I lie on the fine sand
And a stone is my pillow.

Let's get married! Let's get married!
'Cause if this marriage
Is united by love,
I'll see you on Vomero
From the seacoast of Mergellina.

You hear how the birds sing
In the gardens.
I hear from Posillipo*
The sounds of guitars and mandolins.
If with joy and melancholy
San Martino** looks at you,
I hear the Vesuvius
That whistles to me.

Let's get married! Let's get married!
'Cause if this marriage
Is united by love,
My beauty, from Vomero
You'll see me in Mergellina.

You say: "From Vomero
The sky is bluer".
I say: "The sea of Naples
Is a lot better!"
And if on the trees
The leaves whisper to you,
From the untroubled sea
The boats and waves sing for me.

Let's get married! Let's get married!
'Cause if this marriage
Gives us two children,
A son will be named Vomero,
A daughter will be named Mergellina.

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translated by Natalia Chernega


* Posillipo is a district of Naples, located on the hill at the feet of which is located Mergellina,
** San Martino (St. Martin's Charterhouse) is a former monastery complex in Naples, now a national museum.