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Partigiano Reggiano (English translation)

  • Artist: Zucchero (Adelmo Fornaciari)
  • Song: Partigiano Reggiano Album: Black cat
    3 translations
    English #1, #2, #3
  • Translations: English #1, #2, #3
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Partisan from Reggio

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Black cat, my bone.
A bit of beef, boom boom.2
Black cat, ma belle.3
Pitfalls are swarming, bang bang.
It’s like that.
It’s like that.
 
But, a free world.
A free dream.
A free song.
Like a Partisan from Reggio.
 
And free song.
Free love.
A single heart.
Like a Partisan from Reggio.
 
Black cat, my bone.
The sky is puking, boom boom.
Black cat, ma belle.
The humanic beast, bang bang.4
Oh, goodbye, beauty.5
Goodbye, my beauty.
 
But, a free world.
A free dream.
A free song.
Like a Partisan from Reggio.
 
And free song.
Free love.
A single heart.
Like a Partisan from Reggio.
 
Black cat, keep quiet.6
A bit of beef, boom boom.
Let’s dance, ma belle.
Riding the devil, bang bang.
It’s like that.
Do like this.
 
But, a free world.
A free dream.
A free song.
Like a Partisan from Reggio.
 
And free song.
Free love.
A single heart.
Like a Partisan from Reggio.
 
A free world.
A free dream.
A free song.
Like a Partisan from Reggio.
 
And free song.
Free love.
A single heart.
Like a Partisan from Reggio.
 
  • 1. Parmigiano Reggiano = Parmesan cheese; a very popular kind of cheese from the cities of Parma and Reggio Emilia.
    partigiano = partisan (both as 'biased' and as 'guerrilla fighter').
    In Italy, partisans fought for freedom against nazi-fascists during WWII.
    partigiano reggiano {a wordplay like ‟Partisan cheese”} = a partisan from Reggio Emilia.
    Zucchero was born in the province of Reggio Emilia, and he probably sees himself as a kind of ‟partisan” - free, a non-conformist, and true to himself.
  • 2. (dialectal) slémpito = energy, vigour.
    See here.
  • 3. (French) ma belle = my beautiful (woman).
    Compare with bella ciao below.
  • 4. La Bête Humaine {The Human Beast} is an 1890 novel by Émile Zola.
    In Isaac Asimov’s science fiction story …That Thou art Mindful of Him, humanics is the ‟science of humans”, drawing a parallel to robotics (the science of robots).
  • 5. Bella ciao {Goodbye, (my) beauty} is a famous song that was sung by Italian partisans during WWII.
  • 6. (dialectal) sta’ boun {sta’ buono} = keep quiet.
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