Papele ‘o marenaro

  •     PAPELE ‘O MARENARO (Buongiovanni – Pisano)


Signurí, serv’ô ‘ccellenza:
                         si vuje site nu signore,
                         io vulesse avé ll’onore
                         ‘e ve dicere chi só’:
                                 Só’ Papèle ‘o marenaro,
                                 ‘o marito ‘e Carmenella…
                                 chella tala Lucianella
                                 ca v’ha fatto sfrennesiá!…
 
                 Ve voglio fa assapé ch”a voglio bene,
                 ca ce simmo spusate pe’ passione…
                 e mme levasse ‘o sango ‘a dint”e vvéne
                 pe’ nun lle fá mancá nu muorzo ‘e pane…
                          Vuje, cu ‘e rricchezze voste,
                          cercate ‘e v”a pigliá…
                 Ma avete fatto i conti senza l’oste…
                 e ll’oste…signurino mio, sta ccá!
 
                                                              II
 
                         Stammatina, ê ssette e meza,
                         stevo giá a Santa Lucia,
                         arrischianno ‘a vita mia
                         ‘mmiez’ô mare a faticá…
                                 Stammatina, â casa mia,
                                 addó’ ce sta scritto: “Onore”
                                 è sagliuto nu signore
                                 cu nu fascio ‘e rose thè…
 
                 A chi ‘e vvuleva dá…ll’immaginate!
                 però…se ll’ha purtate n’ata vota…
                 Io, ca nun sóngo ricco e só’ alfabeto,
                 si ‘o trovo ll’aggi”a dí: “Vuje nun servite!
                          Mógliema Carmenella
                          nun diciarrá maje: Sí…
                 E’ onesta…E si tenite na sorella,
                 ‘o stesso fascio ‘e rose ce ‘o port’i’!…”
 
                                                             III
 
                         Ma ched è, v’amariggiate?
                         stu trascurzo nun ve piace?
                         Vuje v’avit”a fá capace
                         ca ‘sta storia ha da ferní…
                                 Si ve ‘ncòccio n’ata vota
                                 ca passate pe’ ‘sta via,
                                 giuro: “Privo ‘e mamma mia,
                                 nun ve faccio passá cchiù!…”

 
 
 
                 Ca state armato, nun mme fa paura:
                 tengo nu vraccio ‘e fierro e ‘o core ‘acciaro!…
                 Io, quanno veco ‘a morte, ‘a guardo e riro…
                 e levo ‘a vita a chi mme leva ‘ammore…
                          Ll’onore mio mm’è caro:
                          nun mm”o levá…Pecché,
                 si mm’arricordo ca só’ marenaro,
                 te porto ‘nfunn’ô mare…’nziem’a me!