Tammurriata nera

( Sing: Fausto Cigliano )
( Authors: E. A. Mario - E. Nicolardi - 1944 )

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Original


Io nun capisco 'e vvote che succede
e chello ca se vede nun se crede,
nun se crede.
» nato nu criaturo niro niro
e 'a mamma 'o chiamma Giro,
sissignore, 'o chiamma Giro.

E seh, gira e vota, seh,
seh, vota e gira, seh,
ca tu 'o chiamme Ciccio o 'Ntuono
ca tu 'o chiamme Peppe o Giro,
chillo 'o fatto Ť niro niro,
niro niro comm'a cche.

'O contane 'e commare chist'affare:
"Sti fatte nun so' rare
se ne contano a migliare.
'E vvote basta sulo 'na guardata
e 'a femmena Ť restata
sott''a botta mpressiunata".

E seh, 'na guardata, seh,
e seh, 'na mprissiona, seh,
va truvanno mo' chi Ť stato
c'ha cugliuto buono 'o tiro
chillo 'o fatto Ť niro niro,
niro niro comm'a cche.

Ha ditto 'o parularo:
"EmbŤ, parlammo, pecchť si raggiunammo
chistu fatto ce 'o spiegammo.
Addů pastine 'o grano, 'o grano cresce,
riesce o nun riesce
semp'Ť grano e' chello ch'esce
".

Meh, dillo a mamma, meh,
e meh, dillo pure a me,
ca tu 'o chiamme Ciccio o 'Ntuono
ca tu 'o chiamme Peppe o Giro,
chillo 'o viste Ť niro niro,
niro niro comm'a che.

Translation


Donít understand whatís happeniní sometimes
you donít believe your eyes, nay,
you donít.
A babyís born and heís all black,
and his mom calls him Giro,
yeah, she calls him Giro.

You may believe it or not,
You may believe it or not,
you may call him Ciccio or Antonio,
you may call him Peppe or Giro
but the babyís all black,
black like donít know what.

Street gossips keep a-talkiní Ďbout all this:
ďNow, itís no uncommon case,
you see thousands of Ďem!
Aní sometimes one look is enough
aní the galís left struck, yea,
left struck."

And yes, a look, yes,
and yes, an impression, yes,
now go find who was,
who made the good shot,
the fact is that black black,
black like donít know what!

Said the wise:
"Letís talk Ďbout it, cuz if we talk about it, then we can explain how all this gone.
Corn grows where you sow it,
and when you sow corn,
itís always corn what grows up."

Yeah, go tell it to mom, yeah,
Yeah, go tell it to me too,
you may call him Ciccio or Antonio,
you may call him Peppe or Giro
but the babyís all black,
black like donít know what!

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