giovedì 17 aprile 2008

don raffaele

Ascoltate con attenzione questa canzone di Fabrizio de Andrè del 1990; si intitola "don raffaele". Vi ricorda qualcosa o qualcuno?
Per un amico straniero che me lo ha richiesto pubblico il testo in inglese...enjoy it.

My name is Pasquale Cufiero and I work in a jail
My name is Cufiero Pasquale and i am in Poggioreale (the name of the jail) from 1953

After closing 100 bangers when arrives evening I'm very tired
But I'am lucky because in the special section of the jail there is a genius man that speak with me

The whole day with 4 shamefuls, bandits, betraydes and henchmen
Every hour with this abomination that gives menaces to me
But at the end I sit down as a Pope, unbutton myself and read the newspaper
I advise with Don Raffaele that explains me what I think and we take a coffea

Ah what a wonderful coffea
It is good even in jail
with the special formula by the mother of Ciciriniella
compaign of cell

First Page 20 News, 21 unjustices and the Government does nothing
it is consterned, disgustied, it becomes involved but after a few time it surrenders with dignity
I think about it, I clean my face
Fortunatly I have who answers to me
That good and wonderful man, I ask for agreements to Don Raffaele
A good man has 6 sons, he asked for an house and they gives him advisors
a government man, God forgives him, in a caravan brigs up minks
For you it's sufficient a word that takes off the crux to this poor Christ
Respect, it is 3 Pm do you want a lemonade or a coffea?

Ah what a wonderful coffea
It is good even in jail
with the special formula by the mother of Ciciriniella
compaign of cell

Here there is inflaction and svalutation, and who has the bag?
I have only this salary and a Bingo if I dream on my dad (Note:in Italy we say that the dead parents can give good

numbers for winning to Bingo during a dream; this tradiction is very radicated expecially in Naples)
There is also my daugther Innocenza
she wants an husband but she has no patience
I don't ask to you an help for me
Do you want I shave you or you do it by yourself?
You have a camel coat, and you were the most beautiful at the super trial
you have a brown chalked dress
it seems so at the TV
for this wedding, for having a good aspect
can you give it to me his Majesty?
I just have shoes and a waistcoat
Do you want a Campari or a coffea?

Ah what a wonderful coffea
It is good even in jail
with the special formula by the mother of Ciciriniella
compaign of cell

Here there is no more decency, and who have never saw for golden jails?
These one are awful, for this reason criminals have the immunity!
Don Raffaele, you politically will be a saint, but here you are paying and
the others enjoy yourself out from here.
My brother is unemployed from 15 years
he has done 50 competitions, 90 answers, 200 appeals
You, that give jobs and encouragement
Eminence I kiss and I supplicate you
He sleep with me and my mom
what an Arabian cream is this coffea!

Ah what a wonderful coffea
It is good even in jail
with the special formula by the mother of Ciciriniella
compaign of cell...



2 commenti:

Mrs. Crowley ha detto...

Thanks :)
Thats really nice that you translated it for me ^^
But.. maybe you would translate also "Geordie" by Fabrizio de Andre? Because it's very beautiful melody and I can't find anywhere translation into polish or english ;(
Grazie :)

antony diaz ha detto...

You are welcome....I hope that the translation was correct; it is a pity that the translation anyway can't express the real spirit of the song, but I hope you enjoy it:)
I don't know this song, but in a few time I would be able to translate it....

see you soon on this blog or on youtube!