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Il cuore è uno zingaro, Nicola Di Bari - Nada

Written by Franco Migliacci and Claudio Mattone, the song won the 1971 edition of the Sanremo Festival
At Sanremo it was performed by Nicola Di Bari (a.k.a. Michele Scommegna born in Zapponeta on 29 September 1940), and Nada (Nada Malanima, born at Gabbro di Rosignano Marittimo on 17 novembre 1953), and the last part was sung by Di Bari in Spanish, which he considers his second language.

Later it was reinterpreted by various artists, in English under the title "The Gipsy in You" by Al Martino.

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Avevo una ferita in fondo al cuore,
soffrivo, soffrivo -
Le dissi non è niente ma mentivo,
piangevo, piangevo.
Per te si è fatto tardi è già notte,
non mi tenere lasciami giù
mi disse non guardarmi negli occhi,
e mi lasciò cantando così:
I had a wound down in my heart,
I was in pain, in pain -
I told her it's nothing but I was lying,
I was crying, was crying.
For you it's late, it's night already,
don't keep me, let me go
she said to me "don't look into my eyes",
and left me singing like this:
 
"Che colpa ne ho se il cuore è uno zingaro e va
catene non ha, il cuore è uno zingaro e va.
Finché troverà il prato più verde che c'è
raccoglierà le stelle su di se
e si fermerà chissà -
e si fermerà".
"I have no fault, my heart is a gypsy and goes away
chains doesn't have, my heart is a gypsy and goes away.
until it will find the greenest meadow that there is
it will collect the stars on itself
and will stop maybe -
and will stop."
 
L'ho vista un anno dopo l'altra sera,
rideva, rideva.
Mi strinse, lo sapeva che il mio cuore
batteva, batteva.
Mi disse stiamo insieme stasera
che voglia di rispondere sì -
ma senza mai guardarla negli occhi
io la lasciai cantando così:
I saw her a year later the other night,
She was laughing, was laughing
She came close to me, she knew my heart
was beating, was beating.
She said let's stay together tonight
how I wanted to say yes -
but never looking into her eyes
I left her singing like this:
 
[Spanish version]

"Que culpa me das si zingaro es mi corazón
cadenas rompió mi corazón es zingaro y va
y hasta a encontrar el prado más verde que hay
Recogerá estrellas sobre sí,
y se detendrá, quizás,
Y se detendrá"