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Un medico

A doctor

Un medico

Da bambino volevo guarire i ciliegi
quando rossi di frutti li credevo feriti
la salute per me li aveva lasciati
coi fiori di neve che avevan perduti.

Un sogno, fu un sogno ma non durò poco
per questo giurai che avrei fatto il dottore
e non per un dio ma nemmeno per gioco:
perché i ciliegi tornassero in fiore,
perché i ciliegi tornassero in fiore.

E quando dottore lo fui finalmente
non volli tradire il bambino per l'uomo
e vennero in tanti e si chiamavano "gente"
ciliegi malati in ogni stagione.

E i colleghi d'accordo i colleghi contenti
nel leggermi in cuore tanta voglia d'amare
mi spedirono il meglio dei loro clienti
con la diagnosi in faccia e per tutti era uguale:
ammalato di fame incapace a pagare.

E allora capii fui costretto a capire
che fare il dottore è soltanto un mestiere
che la scienza non puoi regalarla alla gente
se non vuoi ammalarti dell'identico male,
se non vuoi che il sistema ti pigli per fame.

E il sistema sicuro è pigliarti per fame
nei tuoi figli in tua moglie che ormai ti disprezza,
perciò chiusi in bottiglia quei fiori di neve,
l'etichetta diceva: elisir di giovinezza.

E un giudice, un giudice con la faccia da uomo
mi spedì a sfogliare i tramonti in prigione
inutile al mondo ed alle mie dita
bollato per sempre truffatore imbroglione
dottor professor truffatore imbroglione.

 

A doctor

As a child I wanted to heal the cherry trees
I believed them injured when they were red of fruits
health for me had left them
with the flowers of snow that they had lost.

A dream, it was a dream but it was short-lived
I swore that I would be a doctor
and not for a god, but not even for a play:
so the cherry trees could come back in bloom,
so the cherry trees could come back in bloom.

And when I was finally a doctor
I did not want to betray the boy for the man
and they came many, and they were called "the people"
cherry sick in every season.

And the colleagues agree the colleagues happy
in reading in my heart a great desire to love
sent me the best of their customers
with the diagnosis in their face and it was the same for all:
sick of hunger unable to pay.

And then I realized I had to figure out
that being a doctor is only a trade
that science you can not give it to the people
if you do not want to be ill with an identical sickness,
if you do not want the system will get you by starvation.

And the system is sure to pick you by starvation
in your children in your wife that now despises you,
therefore I closed in a bottle those flowers of snow,
the label said: elixir of youth.

And a judge, with a face like a man
sent me to browse the sunsets in prison
useless to the world and to my fingers
branded forever cheater cheater
Professor Doctor crook crook.


Spoon River Anthology (1915) - Edgar Lee Masters (1869-1950).

Translation into Italian by Fernanda Pivano

Dr. Siegfried Iseman

I said when they handed me my diploma,
I said to myself I will be good
And wise and brave and helpful to others;
I said I will carry the Christian creed
Into the practice of medicine!
Somehow the world and the other doctors
Know what's in your heart as soon as you make
This high-souled resolution.
And the way of it is they starve you out.
And no one comes to you but the poor.
And you find too late that being a doctor
Is just a way of making a living.
And when you are poor and have to carry
The Christian creed and wife and children
All on your back, it is too much.
That's why I made the Elixir of Youth,
Which landed me in the jail at Peoria,
Branded a swindler and a crook
By the upright federal judge!

Il dottor Siegfried Iseman

Dissi, quando mi consegnarono il diploma,
dissi a me stesso che sarei stato buono
e saggio e caritatevole col prossimo;
dissi che avrei trasportato il Credo cristiano
nella pratica della medicina!
Ma, non so come, il mondo e gli altri dottori
subodorano ciò che si ha in cuore non appena si prende
questa magnanima risoluzione.
E il sistema è pigliarvi per fame
Da voi non verranno che i poveri.
Voi vi accorgerete troppo tardi che fare il dottore
non è che un modo di guadagnarsi la vita.
E quando siete povero e dovete reggere
il Credo cristiano e la moglie e i figli
tutto sulla vostra schiena, è troppo!
Ecco perché fabbricai l'Elisir di Giovinezza,
che mi portò alla prigione di Peoria
bollato come truffatore e imbroglione
dall'integerrimo Giudice Federale!

medico

Non al denaro non all'amore né al cielo (Not to Money, Not to Love, Nor to Heaven) is an album released by Fabrizio De André. It was issued in 1971. It is a concept album based on the Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters. The co-author of the music is composer Nicola Piovani, who later won an Academy award for his soundtrack for Roberto Benigni's Life is beautiful. The title itself is a citation from the first poem in the Spoon River Anthology, The Hill:

Drinking, rioting, thinking neither of wife nor kin,
Nor gold, nor love, nor heaven?

A doctor " is a famous piece of the famous Fabrizio De Andrè.
The song describes a person's life from childhood to adulthood .

Party with the expectations and absurd and innocent thoughts of a child which are then reflected into adulthood ( as a child I wanted to heal the cherry red fruits when they believed wounded , health for me had left them with flowers of snow that they had lost ) .

It teaches us how that what it's done by grownups is influenced by the thoughts made by children (a dream , it was a dream but it did not last long , so I swore that I would have done the doctor. And not for a god, but not even for a play: so the cherry trees could come back in bloom, ) .

Being a childish thought I was optimistic and child (and when I was finally the doctor did not want to betray the child for the man, and they were many, and they called people , cherry patients in each season). But it was no longer a child and human wickedness there was slammed in the face with cruelty ( and colleagues agree , colleagues in the read me happy in my heart a great desire to love. They sent me the best of their clients with the diagnosis in the face and all was the same : sick with hunger , unable to pay) .

Who is trying to do good, evil is treated until it becomes selfish. Is despised and hated because gullible by their loved ones ( and then I realized , I had to understand, that being a doctor is only a trade, that science can not give it to people if you do not want to be ill identical bad, if you do not want system will raise it by starvation . And the system is sure to pick you hunger in your children , in your wife that you now despise ) .

And, despite all the good he has done, he tricked men. Maybe , just a person who has saved and that no one cared because he had no money or insurance coverage, sent him to prison ( closed in a bottle the flowers of snow, the label said : elixir of youth . And a judge, a judge with the face man sent me to browse the sunsets in prison. Needless to the world and my fingers , branded forever cheater cheater, cheater cheater Professor Dr. ) .

Comments by: PlayBlog Musica Online translation Enrico Massetti

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