Thursday, December 6, 2007

Rita Pavone – La Paritita di Pallone

I had heard the name Rita Pavone before but didn’t know any of her songs. One of our teachers, every once in awhile, sings a couple of lines from a Pavone song. At home we finally looked up Pavone and then of course that led me to buy a CD, I Grandi Successi. Darn. 

 First of all, most of the songs are from the 60s, so there is definitely a specific sound here. Let’s see, the first song to start with (is the one we started with): “La Partita di Pallone”. You will either find this song endearing or annoying. In the song, she is asking her boyfriend is he is really going to the game every Sunday or seeing someone else? For me, the song is memorable for the way she uses the words “perché” (why) and “chissà” (who knows) in the song. (Partial translation in comments):

Perché, perché 
la domenica mi lasci sempre sola 
per andare a vedere la partita 
di pallone 

Perché, Perché 
una volta non ci porti pure me
Chissà, chissà se davvero vai a vedere la tua squadra 
o se invece tu mi lasci con la scusa 
del pallone 

Chissà, Chissà 
se mi dici una bugia o la verità 
Ma un giorno ti seguirò 
perché ho dei dubbi 
che non mi fan dormir. 
E se scoprir io potrò 
che mi vuoi imbrogliar 
da mamma ritornerò. 

Perché, perché 
la domenica mi lasci sempre sola 
per andare a vedere la partita 
di pallone 

Perché, Perché 
Una volta non ci porti anche me

1 comment:

  1. Why, why
    Every Sunday you always leave me alone
    to to go see the
    football match.
    Why, why
    not even once you take me?
    Who knows, who knows
    if it is true that you go to see your team
    or if instead you leave me with the excuse
    of the football.
    Who know, who knows
    if you are telling me a lie or the truth.
    But one day I will follow you
    because I have some doubts
    that don’t let me sleep.
    And if I can discover
    that you want me to cheat me
    your? mamma, I will come back

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