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Il Pinguino Innamorato

Il Pinguino InnamoratoWritten by Nino Casiroli, Mario Consiglio, Nino Rastelli, this funny, romantic and tragical tune became famous in the interpretation of genoese Silvana Fioresi, daughter of musicians, who had graduated from the Conservatory of Turin in piano and singing, and made her debut with the orchestra of Pippo Barzizza.

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Guarda, guarda, guarda
il bel Pinguino innamorato
col colletto duro e con il petto inamidato
Look, look, look at
the handsome Penguin in love
with a stiff collar and starched chest
 
Va passeggiando sopra il pack
con un'aria molto chic
dondolando mollemente il frac.
He goes walking on the pack
looking very chic
dangling limply the tails.
 
Sotto al chiar di luna
va a cantar la serenata
dove fa la nanna
la pinguina innamorata
Under the moonlight
he goes to sing a serenade
where goes to sleep
the female penguin in love
 
"Oh, bella figlia dell'amor,
schiavo son dei vezzi tuoi,
io son tutto tuo
se tu mi vuoi!"
"Oh, beautiful daughter of love,
I am a slave of your charms,
I am all yours
if you want me!"
 
Ma il papà della pinguina
esce con la scopa in man:
"Lascia star la mia bambina!
Via di qua, o marran!"
But the father of the female penguin
goes out with a broom in his hand:
"Let my girl alone!
Get out of here, you scoundrel!"
 
Quatto, quatto, quatto
il bel pinguino innamorato
con il cuor trafitto
si allontana disperato
Silently silently
the handsome penguin in love
with a pierced heart
moves away desperately
 
Poi nella notte s'ode un tic
sopra il pack che ha fatto crack
s'è sparato il bel pinguino in frac.
Then in the night we hear a tick
on the pack that cracked
the handsome penguin in a tuxedo shot himself.