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  • “Coru, Curuzzu„ (“Oh Heart, My Own Heart”)
    Palermo (Sicily)

    Cori, curuzzu, nun ti dubitari,
    Nun ti pigghiari di malincunia.

    Tu sula 'nta stu pettu cci pô' stari,
    Tu sula ca sarai l'amanti mia.

    E vaju a liettu e' un pozzu arripusari,
    Si 'na pidata jettu pensu a tia,

    Dunca, caruzzu, comu avemu a fari,
    Semu junciuti pi gran simpatia.

    Oh heart, my own heart, fear not I'll forsake thee,
    Let gloomy sorrow o'ershadow thee never;

    Within my breast here for shelter betake thee,
    For thou, thou only, shalt be mine for ever.

    I seek for slumber, yet still I am waking,
    I think on thee still, each step I am taking.

    So tell me, darling, why linger we longer?
    Can love unite us together yet stronger?

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    Marzo, Eduardo. Songs of Italy; sixty-five Tuscan, Florentine, Lombardian and other Italian folk- and popular songs. New York: G. Schirmer, 1904. 178


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