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(O mia bella) Madonnina

scritta dal Giovann D'Anzi

'Sta canzon chý l'Ŕ dedicada a la Madonnina, la statua dora de la Madonna che la sta su la guja pussÚ alta del Domm. L'Ŕ sicurament el simbol pussÚ cognussuu de Milan.

This song is dedicated to the Madonnina, the golden Virgin Mary statue placed on top of the highest spire of the Milan Dome. It is surely the most widely known Milanese symbol.

 

A disen: "La canzon la nass a Napoli",

e certament gh'hann minga tutt i t˛rt,

Surriento, Margellina, tutt i p˛poli

i avrann cantÓa almen on milion de v˛lt.

Mi speri che se offendarÓ nissun

se parlom on ciccin anca de numm.

O mia bella Madonnina, che te brillet de lontan

tutta d˛ra e piscinina, Ti te d˛minet Milan

s˛tta Ti se viv la vita, se sta mai coj man in man.

Canten tucc: "Lontan de Napoli se moeur",

ma poeu vegnen chi a Milan!

Adess gh'Ŕ la canzon de R˛ma magica

de Nina, el Cupolone, el Rugantin.

Se sbatten in del Tever: "R˛ma tragica!"

Esageren, me par, on ciccinin...

Sperem che vegna minga la mania

de mettess a cantÓ: "Malano mia!"...

O mia bella Madonnina ...

Sý, vegný senza paura,

numm ve slungarem la man:

tutt el mond l'Ŕ on gran paes

- e semm d'accord! -

ma Milan l'Ŕ on gran Milan!

It is said: "Music is born in Neaples"

and they are surely partly right.

Sorrento, Mergellina have been sung

by everybody about a million times.

I hope no one will take offence,

if we speak a little bit about us.

Oh my beautiful Madonnina, who shine from far away,

golden and minute, You dominate Milan

beneath you life is lived, no one is never lazy.

Everybody sings: "You cannot live far from Naples",

but they all gather in Milan!

Now there is the song of "magic Rome"

about Nina, the Cupolone, Rugantino.

Somebody throws himself in the Tiber: "Tragic Rome!"

They exaggerate, it seems, a little bit...

Let's hope it won't come the mania

of singing: "My Malano*"...

Oh my beautiful Madonnina ...

Oh yes, come all without fear,

we will stretch out our hands:

the whole world is but a village

- and we agree! -

but Milan is a great Milan!

* Malano is the typical way Neapolitans pronounce "Milano"