‘A Frangesa

Songo frangesa e vengo da Parigge:
                 Io só’ na chiappa ‘e ‘mpesa,
                 ve ll’aggi”a dí!
                 Pe’ cumminciá, sapite…
                 no, nun ve vrucculiate,
                 io ‘o tengo ‘o ‘nnammurato…
                 cu me nun c’è che fá!
                        Oh!..Oh!..Oh!..Oh!..Oh!..Oh!..Oh!..
                                    Ma vuje mo che vulite?
                                   Ve prego ‘e nun gridá!
                        Oh!..Oh!..Oh!..Oh!..Oh!..Oh!..Oh!..
                                    Si vuje nun ‘a fenite,
                                   ‘un pòzzo cchiù cantá!
 
                                                              II
 
                 Io sóngo bona ma só’ ‘ntussecósa…
                 vurría sapé na cosa, ma ‘a veritá:
                 Certo mme cuffiate,
                 veco ca mo redite,
                 Pecché mme lu ffacite?
                 Gué jammo a franco ‘o ssá’?!
                        Oh!..Oh!..Oh!..Oh!..Oh!..Oh!..Oh!..
                                   Ma vuje pecché redite?
                                    Ve piace ‘e ve spassá!?
                        Oh!..Oh!..Oh!..Oh!..Oh!..Oh!..Oh!..
                                   Si vuje nun ‘a fenite,
                        ‘un pòzzo cchiù cantá!
 
                                                              III
 
                 Aggio viaggiato
                 e saccio tutto ‘o munno,
                 ma stu cielo affatato,
                 sta sulo ccá!…
                 ‘A gente ride e canta
                 e ghiètta a mare ‘e guaje…
                 Napule è bella assaje:
                 I’ ccá voglio restá…
                        Ah!..Ah!..Ah!..Ah!..Ah!..Ah!..Ah!..
                                   Spassámmoce e redimmo,
                                   si lu pputimmo fá…
                        Ah!..Ah!..Ah!..Ah!..Ah!..Ah!..Ah!..
                                   Nuje mo nce cunuscimmo
                                   e ghiammo a franco ‘o ssá’!…