Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The dog of Trieste

(a dog in San Giacomo. Photo by Lionella)

"El can de Trieste" (The dog of Trieste) is a famous song by Lelio Luttazzi.
The song is about a lonely man far from his beloved Trieste. So a friend called Trevisan gives him a dog, that was born in an Osteria. But this dog is always sad and Trevisan explains why in the refrain: "Only in front of a bottle of wine, does that son of a dog jump all over me in happiness, because he's a son of Trieste and he likes wine". So the man learns to drink from his dog. He's aware he'll probably die because he's drinking too much but he's happy, as his dog is now happy.

Listen to the song

El can de Trieste

Xe tanti ani ormai
che son lontan de ti
vecia Trieste mia
son resta' solo e
gavevo voja de
voja de compagnia
alora Trevisan
ma ga' manda' un bel can
nato in un' osteria
pero' quel fiol de un can
quel fiol d'un can d'un can
el era sempre triste
no' l me fazzeva mai le feste
gnanca a mi
che so el suo paron
alora go manda' una cartolina
una cartolina de protesta
alora el mulo Trevisan me ga' risposto
el me ga' spiega' perche'
Solo davanti
aun fiasco de vin
quel fiol d'un can fa le feste
perche' xe un can de Trieste
perche' xe un can de Trieste
davanti
aun fiasco de vin
quel fiol d'un can fa le feste
perche' xe un can de Trieste
e ghe piasi il vin!

Da qualche mese in qua
a bever go impara'
come un facchin del porto
e in 'sta maniera so
che un giorno sentiro'
la mia campana a morto
ma chi se ne.... (pardon)
che i fazzi pur din don
se moriro' contento
perche' quel fiol d'un can
quel fiol d'un can d'un can
el xe cussi' beato
adesso me lecca come un mato
perche' spuzzo sempre piu' de vin
e so che'l me vol ben
che go' un amico
per la prima volta in vita mia
e a mi me basta un ano
de 'sta bela vita
e po' sara' quel che sara'....
Solo davanti
aun fiasco de vin
quel fiol d'un can fa le feste
perche' xe un can de Trieste
perche' xe un can de Trieste
davanti
aun fiasco de vin
quel fiol d'un can fa le feste
perche' xe un can de Trieste
e ghe piasi il vin!
e ghe piasi il vin!
e ghe piasi il vin!
e ghe piasi il vin!


10 comments:

James said...

I like this picture. Very cute!

Gunn White said...

I like the photo very much! ;-)
It is simple and has style!

But I think the dog-owner has started x-mas a bit early this year( Look at the windows )

Kcalpesh said...

Very cute! Absolutely love this picture!

Fio said...

What a fantastic post. Thank you, Rob!

Jilly said...

Just love the photograph and the song. That looks like a Harlequin Great Dane but am not sure. Superb capture.

amatamari© said...

Ah che meraviglia!

brattcat said...

Love everything about this post, Rob...the photograph is wonderful and the comments perfect.

Hilda said...

That is a most unusual song and cultural description. Is it still true now?

Love the photo!

tapirgal said...

What a wonderful image and composition.

Britta said...

Che bello!