You'd like to be an American

Neapolitan

Tu Vuo Fa L'Americano

 

Puorte 'e cazune cu nu stemma arreto...
na cuppulella cu 'a visiera aizata...
passa scampanianno pe' Tuleto
comm'a nu guappo, pe' te fa' guarda'...
Tu vuo' fa' ll'americano
mericano, mericano...
sient'a mme chi t' 'o ffa fa'?
tu vuoi vivere alla moda,
ma se bevi "whisky and soda"
po' te siente 'e disturba'...
Tu abball' o' rocchenroll
tu giochi a baisiboll...
ma e solde p' e' Ccamel
chi te li dà? la borsetta di mammà!?
Tu vuo' fa' ll'americano
mericano, mericano...
ma si' nato in Italy!
sient' a mme: nun ce sta niente 'a fa'
ok, napulità!
tu vuo' fa' ll'americà
tu vuo' fa' ll'americà!
Come te po' capi' chi te vo' bbene
si tu lle parle miezo americano?
quanno se fa ll'ammore sott' 'a luna
comme te vene 'ncapa 'e di' "I love you"?
Tu vuò fa’ l’americano
mericano, mericano...
sient'a mme chi t' 'o ffa fa'?
tu vuoi vivere alla moda,
ma se bevi "whisky and soda"
po' te siente 'e disturba'...
Tu abball' o' rocchenroll
tu giochi a baisiboll...
ma e solde p' e' Ccamel
chi te li dà?la borsetta di mammà!?
Tu vuo' fa' ll'americano
mericano, mericano...
ma si' nato in Italy!
sient' a mme: nun ce sta niente 'a fa'
ok, napulità!
tu vuo' fa' ll'americà
tu vuo' fa' ll'americà!
Tu vuo' fa' ll'americano
mericano, mericano...
sient'a mme chi t' 'o ffa fa'?
tu vuoi vivere alla moda,
ma se bevi "whisky and soda"
po' te siente 'e disturba'...
Tu abball' o' rocchenroll
tu giochi a baisiboll...
ma e solde p' e' Ccamel
chi te li dà? la borsetta di mammà!?

Submitter's comments:

MmmMm WEENO aki ta la traducción de la cancion de renato carosone- Tu vuo fa l americano uuf asta que la encontree! tube un mes buscandola en spanish

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You'd like to be an American

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You wear trousers showing a famous brand
you wear an hat with the peak raised
you trotting along Tuleto's streets
showing off yourself, to make people look at you
You'd like to be an American,
'merican, 'merican
listen to me, is it worth?
you want to be trendy
but if you drink "whiskey and soda"
and then you have a long hangover
You dance rock 'n' roll
you play baseball
but who gives you the money to buy Camels?
your mother's bag!
You'd like to be an American
'merican, 'merican
but you were born in Italy!
listen to me, there's nothing you can do
ok, neapolitan? (person from Naples)
You'd like to be an American
You'd like to be an American
Who can people that love you
understand you if you speak half-american?
when you are making love under the moon
how come you say "I love you"?
You'd like to be an American
'merican, 'merican,
but listen to me, is it worth?
you want to be trendy
but if you drink "whiskey and soda"
and then you have a long hangover
You dance rock 'n' roll
you play baseball
but who gives you the money to buy Camels?
your mother's bag!
You'd like to be an American
'merican, 'merican
but you were born in Italy!
ok, neapolitan? (person from Naples)
You'd like to be an American
You'd like to be an American
You'd like to be an American
'merican, 'merican
but listen to me, is it worth?
you want to be trendy
but if you drink "whiskey and soda"
and then you have a long hangover
You dance rock 'n' roll
you play baseball
but who gives you the money to buy Camels?
your mother's bag!

Submitted by olimpia on Tue, 14/06/2011 - 09:53
Author's comments:

sorry, it is really hard to translate since it is written in dialect Smile

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    March 4th, 2013

The neapoletan isn't dialect. It is officially recognised like a language.

olimpia     March 23rd, 2013

Yep, I know. I'm sorry, I thought this way it was easier to explain! Thank you for you comment!