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Lyr Add: Torna Surriento

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chico 12 Sep 05 - 12:10 AM
Ferrara 12 Sep 05 - 03:54 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 12 Sep 05 - 04:30 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 12 Sep 05 - 04:33 PM
masato sakurai 12 Sep 05 - 07:49 PM
GUEST,britneys 26 Oct 10 - 02:36 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Torna Surriento
From: chico
Date: 12 Sep 05 - 12:10 AM

 

Am                         Dm               Am
Vide 'o mare quant'è bello! Spira tantu sentimento.
F                Dm6 Am    E7                   A
Comme tu a chi tiene mente, ca scetato 'o faje sunnà.

                        Bm7   E7                      A
Guarda, guà chistu ciardino; siente, siè sti sciure arance.
                   Bm7    E7                A
Nu prufumo accussì fino, dinto 'o core se ne va

                     Bm7    E7                F
E tu dice I'parto, addio! T'alluntane da stu core
                   Am    E7                      A
Da la terra da l'ammore, tiene 'o core 'e nun turnà

             Bm7 E7               A
Ma nun me lassà, nun darme stu turmiento!
Dm          Am    E7       Am
Torna a Surriento, famme campà!

Vide 'o mare de Surriento, che tesoro tene 'nfunno
Chi ha girato tutto 'o munno, nun l'ha visto comm'a ccà.

Guarda attuorno sti sserene, ca te guardano 'ncantate
E te vonno tantu bene te vulessero vasà.

E tu dice I'parto, addio! T'alluntane da stu core
Da la terra da l'ammore, tiene 'o core 'e nun turnà

Ma nun me lassà, nun darme stu turmiento!
Torna a Surriento, famme campà!

        


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Torna Surriento
From: Ferrara
Date: 12 Sep 05 - 03:54 PM

Chico, thank you for putting these up. I love Neapolitan songs, in case you haven't guessed. I hope I won't seem to be nit-picking, but I've sung this for over 50 years (really!) and a couple small things seem worth mentioning.

The title is "Torna a Surriento." "Torna Surriento" would mean something like "Return Sorrento [... to the Saracens??]"; Torna a Surriento means "Come back to Sorrento," which is what the song is all about.

The couplet given as
    E tu dice I'parto, addio! T'alluntane da stu core
    Da la terra da l'ammore, tiene 'o core 'e nun turnà

should read:
    E tu dice: "I' parto, addio!" T'alluntane da stu core...
    Da la terra de ll'ammore, tiene 'o core 'e nun turná?

The thing is, "Da la terra da l'ammore" means "From the land, from love," whereas "Da la terra de ll'ammore" means "From the land of love." The last phrase in the couplet, "Tiene 'o core 'e nun turná?" means "Do you really have the heart not to come back?"

It's a folk song by now (started as a parlor song in Naples) so of course there are lots of variants, and of course there are lots of recognized spelling variations for many of the Neapolitan words. But these two suggested changes are fundamental to the meaning of the song.

Last and least (This is a personal grump, not a correction): somewhere I learned the second line as "Da sta terra de ll'ammore," which means "From this land of love [i.e. Sorrento]" which I like better. Don't see it on the web that way anywhere though.

Thanks again, Chico; these are great and I'm enjoying them very much.
Rita Ferrara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Torna Surriento
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 Sep 05 - 04:30 PM

The song is by E. De Curtie and E. B. De Curtis.

Lyrics (with the corrections by Ferrara) and an Italian translation here: medivia index
Several grave accents- à, need to be acute- á

Midi at Torna a
(But everyone knows this tune)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Torna Surriento
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 Sep 05 - 04:33 PM

Should be E. De Curtis. I found E. B. de Curtis also as G. B. De Curtis (anyway, De Curtis and De Curtis)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Torna Surriento
From: masato sakurai
Date: 12 Sep 05 - 07:49 PM

The tune is Elvis Presley's "Surrender."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Torna Surriento
From: GUEST,britneys
Date: 26 Oct 10 - 02:36 AM

Should be E. De Curtis. I found E. B. de Curtis also as G. B. De Curtis

http://www.uggboots-eshop.com/ugg-sundance-ii-boots.html


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