Mamma mia che vo' sape'

( Sing: The tenor Beniamino Gigli )
( Authors: F. Russo - E. Nutile - 1909 )

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  • Mamma mia che vo' sape' - Beniamino Gigli

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Original


Quanno 'a notte se ne scenne
p'abbruciá chist'uocchie stanche,
quann'io veglio e tu mme manche,
sento 'a smánia 'e te vasá.

E te chiammo, e schiara juorno,
ma è pe' ll'ate stu chiarore.
Tengo 'a notte dint''o core
e nun pòzzo arrepusá.

Ah, nun mme fá murí!
Tu, che ne vuó' da me?
Mamma mia mme vène a dí pecché
chesta smánia nun mme vò' lassá.

Ah, nun mme fá murí!
Tu che ne vuó' da me?
Mamma mia che vò' sapé?
Mamma mia ch'ha da appurá?
Nun mme fido d''a vasá.

Mamma mia, 'sta vicchiarella,
ca mme guarda pe' gulío
e andivina 'o core mio,
tale e quale comm'a te.

Mamma mia mme vène appriesso,
cu na faccia 'e cera fina,
e mme guarda e nn'andivina
chesta freva mia che d'è!

Ah, nun mme fá murí!
Tu che ne vuó' da me?
Mamma mia nun pò capí pecché
chesta smánia nun mme vò' lassá.

Ah, nun mme fá murí!
Tu che ne vuó' da me?
Mamma mia te sape a te
comm'a n'angelo 'e buntá.
Mamma mia ch'ha da appurá?

Oh! Oh!
Mamma mia ch'ha da appurá?
Oh! Oh!
Mamma mia ch'ha da appurá?

Translation


When the night comes
To burn my tired eyes,
When I don't sleep and miss you
I feel the wish to kiss you.

And I call you and it's dawning
But this light is for others,
In my heart there's the dark
And I can't rest.

Ah, don't let me die!
What do you want from me?
My mom tries to tell me why
This desire doesn't want to leave me.

Ah, don't let me die!
What do you want from me?
My mom, what does she want to know?
My mom, what can she elucidate?
I don't dare to kiss her.

My mom, this old woman,
Looks at me for the wish
To guess my heart,
The same way as you.

My mom comes up to me
With the pale face
And looks at me and doesn't guess
What's this my fever.

Ah, don't let me die!
What do you want from me?
My mom can't understand why
This desire doesn't want to leave me.

Ah, don't let me die!
What do you want from me?
My mom knows you
As an angel of goodness.
My mom, what can she elucidate?

Oh! Oh!
My mom, what can she elucidate?
Oh! Oh!
​My mom, what can she elucidate?

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