Renato Carosone: Tu Vuò Fa’ L’Americano (the original song of We not Speak Americano)

Date: November / 03 / 2010 + Comments: 0

This is the original song (Tu Vuò Fa’ L’Americano) that inspired Yolanda Be Cool & Dcup to create the now famous techno song We not Speak Americano. This song is from 1958, and it was part of the film: Toto’, Peppino e Le Fanatiche

Lyrics translated to English Original Lyrics
You’re wearing trousers with a tag on the back
and a cap with the visor turned up,
parading around Tuleto
like a bully trying to show off.

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 under the moon,
where do you get a phrase like “I love you”?

You’re acting all american,
american, american,
listen here: who’s asking you to?
You want to be all trendy

Puorte o’ calzone cu ‘nu stemma arreto
‘na cuppulella cu ‘a visiera alzata.
Passe scampanianno pe’ Tuleto
camme a ‘nu guappo pe’ te fa guardà!

Tu vuò fa l’ americano!
mmericano! mmericano
siente a me, chi t’ ho fa fa?
tu vuoi vivere alla moda
ma se bevi whisky and soda
po’ te sente ‘e disturbà.

Tu abballe ‘o roccorol
tu giochi al basebal ‘
ma ‘e solde pe’ Camel
chi te li dà? …
La borsetta di mammà!

Tu vuò fa l’ americano
mmericano! mmericano!
ma si nato in Italy!
siente a mme
non ce sta’ niente a ffa
o kay, napolitan!

Tu vuò fa l’ american!
Tu vuò fa l’ american!

Comme te po’ capì chi te vò bene
si tu le parle ‘mmiezzo americano?
Quando se fa l ‘ammore sotto ‘a luna
come te vene ‘capa e di:”I love you!?”

Tu vuò fa l’ americano
mmericano! mmericano
siente a me, chi t’ho fa fa?
tu vuoi vivere alla moda…

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Post author: Daniel Semper

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