Albergo ‘e ll’allegria

Carulí’, bona furtuna,
                T’hê ‘ncignato n’ata vesta!
                E ‘sta toppa a mezaluna,
                chi t”ha fatta, Carulí’?
                        E va buono…s’è capito,
                        nce starrá n’atu francese…
                        Ma nun sape ca sti spese
                        só’ perdute ‘ncuoll’a te?…
 
                Siente a me, bellezza mia,
                chistu core ca tu tiene,
                pare ‘Albergo ‘e ll’Allegria:
                uno vène e ll’ato va…
                        E chist’uocchie, belle e chiare,
                        ca só’ duje repassature,
                        fanno ll’arte d”e sanzare
                        passaggiere p’acchiappá!…
 
                                                              II
 
                Tu nun tiene na bellezza:
                sóngo ‘e tratte ca tu tiene…
                Ca cient’uommene ‘int”a rezza,
                si’ capace d’acchiappá!…
                        Hê lassato ‘o farenaro,
                        hê ‘nchiantato ‘o canteniere,
                        hê traduto ‘o salumiere…
                        ‘o barbiere manc”o vuó’!…
 
                Siente a me, bellezza mia,
                ……………………………………
 
                                                             III
Carulí’, tu te credive
                ca cu ‘e cchiacchiere e cu ‘e ciance,
                dint”o sacco mme mettive,
                ‘nziem’a ll’ate, pure a me?!…
                        Ogge, ‘a femmena è mellone:
                        nun se piglia senza prova…
                        comme ‘nfatte, quann”a trova,
                        core e fede ha da mustá…
 
                Siente a me, bellezza mia,
                ……………………………………