We No Speak Americano!

The international summerhit of 2010!

The song where they took the sample from is Tu vuò fà l’americano by Italian singer Renato Carosone.

And those who are looking for a dance routine (via):

Puorte o’ calzone cu ‘nu stemma arreto / You’re wearing trousers with a tag on the back
‘na cuppulella cu ‘a visiera alzata. / and a cap with the visor turned up,
Passe scampanianno pe’ Tuleto / parading around Tuleto
camme a ‘nu guappo pe’ te fa guardà! / like a lady’s man trying to be seen

Tu vuò fa l’ americano! / You’re acting all american,
mmericano! mmericano / american, american,
siente a me, chi t’ ho fa fa? / listen here: who’s asking you to?

tu vuoi vivere alla moda / You want to be all trendy,
ma se bevi whisky and soda / but if you drink “whisky and soda”
po’ te sente ‘e disturbà. / you always end up sick!

Tu abballe ‘o roccorol / You’re dancing rock and roll,
tu giochi al basebal ‘ / and playing baseball,
ma ‘e solde pe’ Camel / but where’d you get the money
chi te li dà? … / for the Camel cigarettes?
La borsetta di mammà! / Mummy’s handbag!

Tu vuò fa l’ americano / You’re acting all american,
mmericano! mmericano! / american, american,
ma si nato in Italy! / but you’re born in Italy,
siente a mme / listen here:
non ce sta’ niente a ffa / there’s nothing you can do,
o kay, napolitan! / ok napoletano?!
Tu vuò fa l’ american! / You’re acting all american,
/ american, american,

Comme te po’ capì chi te vò bene / How can your loved one understand
si tu le parle ‘mmiezzo americano?
/ if you’re speaking half american?
Quando se fa l ‘ammore sotto ‘a luna
/ When you’re out loving under the moon,
come te vene ‘capa e di:”I love you!?”
/ where do you get a phrase like “I love you”?

Tu vuò fa l’ americano / You’re acting all american,
mmericano! mmericano / american, american,
siente a me, chi t’ho fa fa? / but you’re born in Italy, listen here:
tu vuoi vivere alla moda… / there’s nothing you can do,
o kay, napolitan! / ok napoletano?!
Tu vuò fa l’ american! / You’re acting all american,
/ american, american,
whisky soda e rock and roll / …whisky soda e rock and roll

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