Tu Vuo' Fa L'Americano

Words & Music:

Nicola (Nisa) Salerno & Renato Carosone


This was a huge hit for The Puppini Sisters and the rest of us rediscovered it when Matt Damon & Jude Law sang in in "The Talented Mr. Ripley".  I would love the chords and a decent translation.



Puorte 'e cazune cu nu stemma arreto...

Na cuppulella cu 'a visiera aizata...

Passa scampanianno pe' Tuleto

Comm'a nuguappo, pe' se fa' guarda'...



Tu vuo' fa' l'americano, mericano, mericano...

Sient'a mme chi t' 'o ffa fa'?

Tu vuoi vivere alla moda, ma se bevi "whisky and soda"

Po' te siente 'e disturba'...

Tu abball' o' rocchenroll, tu giochi a baisiboll...

Ma e solde p' e' Ccamel chi te li da la borsetta di mamma


Tu vuo' fa' l'americano mericano, mericano...

Ma si' nato in Italy!

Sient' a mme: nun ce sta niente 'a fa' ok, napulitan!

Tu vuo' fa' l'american!

Tu vuo' fa' l'american!



Come te po' capi' chi te vo' bbene

Si tu lle parle miezo americano?

Quanno se fa ll'ammore sott' 'a luna

Comme te vene 'ncapa 'e di' "I love you"?




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