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Sicilia bedda, Sicilia mia

The song is almost an anthem for Sicilians abroad, speaking of flowers, sun, music.

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Ju sugnu 'n sicilianu e staiu a 'America,
Lassai la terra mia ppi travagghiari,
Mi fici ccu travagghiu li dinari
Ma pensu a la Sicilia in verità
I am a Sicilian and live in America
I left my homeland to work
I made money with my job
But I think of Sicily to tell the truth
 
Sicilia bedda, Sicilia mia,
Ti pensu sempri ccu nostalgia,
E qualche jornu, Sicilia mia,
Vegnu n'ti tia ppi nun partiri cchiù!
Beautiful Sicily! My Sicily!
I always think of you with nostalgia,
And as soon as I can, my Sicily,
I'll come back never to leave again!
 
Pi vidiri i to giardini in ciuri,
Vistuti tutti d'oru di lu suli,
Ppi sentiri cantari i marranzani,
Lu desideriu miu e chistu ccà!
Sicilia bedda, Sicilia mia [...]
To see your blossoming gardens,
Dressed in gold by the sun rays!
To hear the "scacciapensieri" play
This is my desire!
Beautiful Sicily! My Sicily!
 
Ci su tanti ricchizzi 'nta st'America !
Però iu pensu a la Sicilia mia.
Su chiuru l'occhi, ccu la fantasia,
Mi pari ca sugnu propriu ddà!
Sicilia bedda, Sicilia mia [...]
There are so many wealths in this America!
But I think of my Sicily.
If I close my eyes eith my imagination,
It seems to me I am really there
Beautiful Sicily! My Sicily!