Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Wednesday seems like a good excuse for some Boogie-Woogie mandolin

Tu vuo' fa' l'americano
by
Renato Carosone




You're wearing trousers with a tag on the back
and a cap with the visor turned up,
parading around Tuleto
like a lady's man trying to be seen

You're acting all american,
american, american,
listen here: who's asking you to?

You want to be all trendy,
but if you drink "whisky and soda"
you always end up sick!

You're dancing rock and roll,
and playing baseball,
but where'd you get the money
for the Camel cigarettes?
Mummy's handbag!

You're acting all american,
american, american,
but you're born in Italy, listen here:
there's nothing you can do,
ok napoletano?!
You're acting all american,
american, american,

How can your loved one understand
if you're speaking half american?
When you're out loving uder the moon,
where do you get a phrase like "I love you"?

You're acting all american,
american, american,
but you're born in Italy, listen here:
there's nothing you can do,
ok napoletano?!
You're acting all american,
american, american,
...whisky soda e rock and roll

5 comments:

lainy said...

Love the music. Isn't all Americano great!?

Buck said...

And boogie-woogie penny whistle, too! Just as an aside... nothing wrong with acting Americano. I do it all the time. ;-)

g bro said...

Pretty amazing stuff!

Mauser*Girl said...

Have you heard The Puppini Sisters' version of this song?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfSpPV1bIt8

phlegmfatale said...

lainy - yup - i loved it!

buck - i'll bet you're good at it, too!

g bro - I thought it was adorable - loved the dancing

mauser girl - Yes, YES! I LOVE the Puppini Sisters!