Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Da brava, Catina
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Da brava Catina, 
mostréve bonina,
Mostréve pietosa, 
cortese con mi.

Un baso dimando, 
nol xè un contrabando,
no xè una gran cosa, 
diséme de sì.


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , "Come on, good Catina", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Allez, gentille Catina", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 25

Allez, gentille Catina
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Allez, gentille Catina,
Montre-toi bonne,
Montre-moi de la pitié,
Sois gentille avec moi.

Je demande un baiser,
Il n'y a pas besoin de se cacher,
Ce n'est pas grand chose.
Dis-moi oui.


  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to French (Français) copyright © 2014 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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This text was added to the website: 2014-01-09
Line count: 8
Word count: 32