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Aquila bbella mè

Composed by L. Notarfranchi / M. Di Norcia

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Come 'nu sassu che frizzèa volennu,
'stu trenu me portea tantu lontanu
cchiù pass'ju tempo
e cchiù passa corrennu
Just like a stone that sped flying away,
this train is taking me so far away
the more time passes,
the faster it goes
 
'stu core se facea cchiù Aquilanu.
Me parea, me dicea,
che ss'olea ravvicinà.
this heart was becoming the more Aquilan.
It seemed to me, it was telling me,
he wanted to come nearer.
 
Aquila bella mè...
Aquila bella mè...
tu che mi sci vistu 'e nasce
tu che mi sci vistu 'e cresce
Aquila bella mè...
te vojio revetè
My beautiful Aquila...
My beautiful Aquila...
You that saw me being born
You that saw me growing up
My beautiful Aquila...
I want to see you again
 
Le scampagnate bbelle a Sant'Elia,
quelle de Pile e quelle 'e San Giulianu...
ju core è fattu pè la nostalgia
e me fa piagne come 'nu quatranu.
The fine picnics at Sant'Elia,
and those at Pile and San Giulianu...
the heart is made to be homesick
and makes me weep like a child.
 
Me parea, me dicea,
che ss'olea ravvicinà.
It seemed to me, it was telling me,
he wanted to come nearer.
 
Aquila bella mè... [...]
My beautiful Aquila...
 
Accap'ju corzu ieri so' calatu,
propetu me parea de sta' a sognà,
come revenne quann'era sordatu
At top of the corso yesterday I went,
it really seemed to me I was dreaming,
as when I came back from the army
 
la vecchiarella 'e mamma a rabbraccià.
E' cchiù bbella; è sempre quella,
che m'ha vistu 'e pazzià.
my old mother to hug again.
It's more beautiful; it's always the same,
that saw me playing games [...]
 
Aquila bella mè.... [...]
My beautiful Aquila...