Toto Cutugno - L’italiano (English translation)

English translation

The Italian (Let me sing)

Versions: #1#2#3#4#5#6#7
Let me sing
With my guitar in hand
Let me sing
I'm an Italian
 
Hello Italy with spaghetti al dente
And a partisan for a president (1a)
The right hand always on the car radio
And a canary above the window
 
Hello, Italy, with your artists,
With too much American stuff on the posters
With songs, with love, With heart
With women, and always less nuns (1)
 
Hello Italy, Hello Maria (2)
With eyes full of sadness
Hello, God
You know that I'm here as well...
 
Let me sing, with my guitar in hand
Let me sing, one song slowly slowly
Let me sing, cause I am proud that
I'm an Italian, a real Italian.
 
Hello Italy, you're never scared.
And with mint flavored shaving creme
With a blue pinstripe suit
And the moviola always running during sunday TV (3)
 
Hello Italy, with a strong coffee
New socks in the upper drawer
With a flag at the dry-cleaner's place
And a beat-up old fiat 600 (4)
 
Hello Italy, Hello Maria,
With eyes full of sadness
Hello God,
You know that I'm here as well...
 
Let me sing, with my guitar in hand
Let me sing, one song slowly slowly
Let me sing, cause I am proud that
I'm an Italian, a real Italian
 
Submitted by SaintMark on Wed, 25/10/2017 - 08:01
Last edited by SaintMark on Sat, 28/10/2017 - 00:20
Author's comments:

TL mine.
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(1a) Sandro Pertini, Italian President, had helped organize partisan resistance in fascist italy during WW2.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandro_Pertini
(1) catholic convents, now not so attractive anymore to young women
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nun
(2) Maria, Mother of Jesus and patron saint of the roman catholic church
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary,_mother_of_Jesus
(3) the moviola, an early machine to edit movies from tv.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moviola
(4) fiat 600, a tiny italian car
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_600

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