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Mrs V Birthday and Mr A nearly his Birthday celebration, Lewes badge night, pub crawl and other private events! Fourth Of November.

Sparklers Lewes Bonfire Badge Night
 

The video below best describes the feeling for me and my wife and many others in Lewes on the 4th and 5th of November, without the anniversaries, birthdays, celebrations, freedom, song, dance and remembrance, Life Would Be Null.

 

First Line=Italian, Second Line=English Translation. At the bottom is my Lewes Bonfire variation as near as I can damn get it! . You will need to listen to it a few times after a couple `o` pints of harveys or a couple of jamaican blend cigars and repetitively follow my version to feel what I feel.

Libiamo Ne’lieti Calici (Brindisi) . . “Drinking Song : From La Traviata : The Fallen Woman” Or “The Lewes Bonfire”

Libiamo, libiamo ne’lieti calic, che la bellezza infiora,
Let’s drink, let’s drink from this merry chalice, that beauty so truly enhances,

E la fuggevol ora s’inebrii a voluttà.
And the brief moment will be happily inebriated with voluptuousness.

Libiam ne’dolci fremiti che suscita l’amore,
Let’s drink for the ecstatic feeling that love arouses,

poiché quell’ochio al core onnipotente va.
because this eye aims straight to the almighty heart.

Libiamo, amore, amor fra i calici più caldi baci avrà.
Let’s drink, my love, and the love among the chalices will make the kisses hotter.

Ah! Libiam, amor, fra’ calici più caldi baci avrà.
The chalices will make the kisses hotter.

Tra voi tra voi saprò dividere il tempo mio giocondo.
With you all, I can share my happiest times.

Tutto è follia, follia nel mondo ciò che non è piacer.
Everything in life which is not pleasure is foolish.

Godiam, fugace e rapido e’il gaudio dell’amore e’un fior che nasce e muore ne più si può goder.
Let’s enjoy ourselves for the delight of love is fleeting and quick, It’s like a flower that blooms and dies and we can no longer enjoy it.

Godiamo, c’invita, c’invita un fervido accento lusinghier!
So enjoy; A keen and flattering voice invites us!

Godiamo, la tazza, la tazza e il cantico la notte abbella e il riso, in questo paradiso ne scopra il nuovo dì.
Be happy; The wine and singing beautify both the night and the laughter, Let the new day find us in this paradise.

La vita è nel tripudio,
Life means celebration,

Quando non s’ami ancora,
Only if one hasn’t known love,

Nol dite a chi l’ignora,
Don’t tell someone who doesn’t know,

E’il mio destin così…
But this is my fate…

Godiamo, la tazza, la tazza e il cantico, la notte abbella e il riso, in questo paradiso ne scopra il nuovo dì.
Be happy; The wine and singing, beautify both the night and the laughter, Let the new day find us in this paradise.

LEWES BONFIRE NIGHT (Brindisi)

Oh, Please – oh please drink from my clear joyfull pint glass,
so resplendent with all its magical beauty.
Oh, please – just drink to the spirit of pure bonfire,
which will enchant our fleeting moment.

Oh, please – just drink to the thrilling sweetness,
brought to us by our remembrance.
For always deep in my heart – I will irresistibly,
be pierced to the Brave Lewes Martyrs.

Oh, Please – that drink of a pint of Harveys,
shall always warm the kisses of my true love.
I shall divide my heart-with all my gaiety-
and my love among you all.

That everything in our short life – is but a folly –
except for the grand ole lewes bonfire.
Let us be joyful, for love is – but – a
fleeting and a much short-lived joy.

A firework which blossoms and fades,
Whose beauty is soon lost forever.
Be joyful, from a caressing voice
will invite us warmly to the joy.

Ah! – be carefree-for the beer and song,
with laughter, will embellish the night.
This new day thats abreaking, will find us still
in this happy paradise.

But life, is only a pleasure
for those – who know how to love,
Speak not of love to one, who knows not what it is,
Such as is my destiny – to always love the bonfire.

Be carefree, for the beer and song,
With laughter, will embellish this bonfire night.
The new day, abreaking, will find us still –
Forever Remembering The Fallen.

Chorus

Lest We Forget

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