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La Befana vien di notte

CHRISTMAS IN ABRUZZO

La Befana vien di notte
con le scarpe tutte rotte
col vestito alla “romana”
viva viva la Befana!

Porta cenere e carboni
ai bambini cattivoni
ai bambini belli e buoni
porta chicchi e tanti doni!

.en translation

The Befana comes by night
With her shoes all broken
With a dress in Roman style
Up, up with the Befana!

She brings ashes and coal
To bad nasty children
To the nice good child
She brings candies and many gifts!

Italy

La Befana vien di notte
con le scarpe tutte rotte
con le toppe alla sottana
Viva, viva la Befana!

.en translation

La Befana comes in the night
With shoes completely broken
With her skirt all in tatters
Hurray, Hurray, La Befana!

La Befana

La Befana vien di notte
Con le scarpe tutte rotte
Col vestito alla romana
Viva, Viva La Befana!

.en translation

The Befana comes by night
With her shoes all tattered and torn
She comes dressed in the Roman way
Long life to the Befana!

Another version by Giovanni Pascoli:

Viene, viene la Befana
Vien dai monti a notte fonda
Come è stanca! la circonda
Neve e gelo e tramontana!
Viene, viene la Befana

.en translation

Here comes, here comes the Befana
She comes from the mountains in the deep of the night
Look how tired she is! All wrapped up
In snow and frost and the north wind!
Here comes, here comes the Befana!

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January 5, 2013 at 5:25 am Leave a comment


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