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Santa Lucia luntana

Language: Italian

Partono 'e bastimente
p' 'e terre assaje luntane,
cantano a buordo e so' napulitane!

Cantano pe' tramente
'o golfo già scompare,
e 'a luna, 'a miez' 'o mare,
'nu poco 'e Napule
lle fa vede'...

Santa Lucia,
luntano 'a te
quanta malincunia!

Se gira 'o munno sano,
se va a cerca' furtuna,
ma quanno sponta 'a luna
luntano a Napule
nun se po' sta!

E sonano... Ma 'e mmane
tremmano 'ncopp' 'e corde...
quanta ricorde, ahimé, quanta ricorde!

E 'o core nun 'o sane
nemmeno cu 'e canzone,
sentenno voce e suone,
se mette a chiagnere
ca vo' turna'!

Santa Lucia,
luntano 'a te
quanta malincunia!

Se gira 'o munno sano,
se va a cerca' fortuna,
ma quanno sponta 'a luna
luntano a' Napule
nun se po' sta!

Santa Lucia tu tiene
solo 'nu poco 'e mare,
ma cchiù luntana staie, cchiù bella pare!

È 'o canto d' 'e Ssirene
ca tesse ancora 'e rezze,
core, nun vo' ricchezze:
si è nato a Napule
ce vo' muri'!

Santa Lucia,
luntano 'a te
quanta malincunia!

Se gira 'o munno sano,
se va a cerca' fortuna,
ma quanno sponta 'a luna,
luntano a' Napule
nun se po' sta'!



Translation(s): ENG

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (unknown or anonymous translator) , title unknown

Text added to the website: 2004-03-29.

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