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Scet?teve, guagliune 'e malavita...
ca ? 'ntussecosa assaje 'sta serenata:
Io s?ngo 'o 'nnammurato 'e Margarita
Ch'? 'a femmena cchi? bella d''a 'Nfrascata!
Ll'aggio purtato 'o capo cuncertino,
p''o sfizio 'e mme f? s?ntere 'e cant?...
Mm'aggio bevuto nu bicchiere 'e vino
pecch?, stanotte, 'a voglio 'ntussec?...
Scet?teve guagliune 'e malavita!...

E' accumparuta 'a luna a ll'intrasatto,
pe' lle d? 'o sfizio 'e mme ved? distrutto...
Pe' chello che 'sta f?mmena mm'ha fatto,
vurr?a ch''a luna se vestesse 'e lutto!...
Quanno se ne venette ? parta mia,
ero 'o cchi? guappo 'e vascio ? Sanit?...
Mo, ch'aggio perzo tutt''a guappar?a,
cacciatemmenne 'a dint''a suggit?!...
Scet?teve guagliune 'e malavita!...

Sunate, giuvin?', vutt?te 'e mmane,
nun v'abbelite, ca st?' buono 'e voce!
I' mme fido 'e cant? fino a dimane...
e metto 'ncroce a'ha miso 'ncroce...
Pecch? nun va cchi? a tiempo 'o mandulino?
Pecch? 'a chitarra nun se fa sent??
Ma comme? chiagne tutt''o cuncertino,
add?' ch'avess''a chiagnere sul'i'...
Chi?gnono sti guagliune 'e malavita!...

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