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Perché non dormi fratello

Sergio Endrigo
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Traduzione inglese di Alice Bellesi
PARCE’ NO DUARMISTU, FRADI?

L’Afriche e je lontane a viodile de lune
Passe l’eternitât
Troi che tu vâs al mâr
Lasssimi ca
E sfile une bandiere, salacor chê vere,
Che e vent la fortune,
E vent ancje la lune
Ce mai tu comprarâs …
Parcè no duarmistu, fradi?
La gnot e je clare
Parcè no duarmistu, fradi?
La gnot e je clare

Cuant che e ven jù sere, co tu vâs a cjase
Vive la libertât
Cui si contente al mûr
E no lu sa.
Daspò de aventure e passe ancje la pôre
Al rive el Carnavâl
E Pari Nadâl
Ce mai ti puartarà?
Parcè no duarmistu, fradi?
La gnot e je clare
Parcè no duarmistu, fradi?
La gnot e je clare

A duarmin i poetis, princips e piratis
Don Chissotte e D’Artagnan
Cui nol à plui nemîs
Nol à pietât
Zûc ch’al coste pôc e tu pais in somp
Vele la fortune
Vele chi la lune
Trop mai ti costarà?
Parcè no duarmistu, fradi?
La gnot e je clare
Parcè no duarmistu, fradi?
La gnot e je clare
WHY AREN'T YOU SLEEPING, BROTHER?

Africa is far away, seen from the moon,
Eternity goes by.
Road, you that lead to the sea,
Let me down here.
A flag passes by, may be it's the true one.
It's selling fortune,
It's selling the moon too:
What will you buy?

Why aren't you sleeping brother?
Night is clear
Why aren't you sleeping brother?
Night is clear

When the night falls, when you come back home,
Hurrah for freedom!
Well pleased man is well dead man
And he doesn't even know it.
After the adventure, fear is over.
Carnival is coming,
There's Santa Claus:
What will he bring you?

Why aren't you sleeping brother?
Night is clear
Why aren't you sleeping brother?
Night is clear

They all are sleeping, poets princes and pirates,
Don Quixote and D’Artagnan.
He who has no more enemies,
Has no more any pity.
The game is cheap, anyway you will pay later:
Here you are, luck,
Here you are, the moon too,
How much will it cost?

Why aren't you sleeping brother?
Night is clear
Why aren't you sleeping brother?
Night is clear


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