By the Storytellers at Imtarfa Home
He's jumping off the horse.
He's jumping with his guitar.
They're at Mellieha Bay
They are the Cinema !
He left his horse and started going higher
Poor Horse !
The horse is call Ringo or Hanina.
The guitarist is Cowboy John
they call him Pavaretti (for Pavarotti !)
He's 30 years old.
His girlfriend is called Marina.
He's so happy and clever - he looks like it.
He's happy because he's singing 'It's now or Never'
He hopes to become a guitarist.
He's going to get rightly squashed by that horse.
That horse had just thrown him off a little while before
whilst he was playing.
So he went down and was angry at the horse.
Cowboy John has a secret - that he knows how to sing and play.
He's well dressed, because he's in front of an audience.
He's got some music lp's to his name.
He likes Jelly - Red Jelly.
I eat it even today - when they give it to us as dessert.
He's noisy because he's all the time moving.
There's a sound of dancing
the sound of the horse approaching.
There's a smell of the sea
The smell of the horse dung
The smell of the Cowboy's Perfume -his aftershave
The men's one smells nice - they had a nice smelling talcum too.
Finally Cowboy John had a hernia.
He's going to hospital on that horse.
He's more likely to have split his trousers ... (pun on split :-)) )
Qed joghla minn fuq iz-ziemel.
Qed joghla bil-gitarra.
Qeghdin it-talkies !
Halla z-ziemel u beda joghla
Iz-Ziemel jismu Ringo jew Hanina.
Il-gitarist Cowboy John
jghidulu Pavaretti ( Pavorotti !)
u ghandu 30 sena.
L-Gharusa jisimgha Marina.
Kemm hu happy u clever - hekk jidher.
Ferhan ghax qed ikanta 'It's now or never'
ixtieq li jsir gitarist.
Ha jirrangah liz-ziemel - jaghmlu ottu !
Iz-ziemel kien ghadu kemm tajru minn fuqu ftit qabel
meta kien qed idoqq.
Imbghad nizel ghaz ziemel.
Ghandu sigriet Cowboy John- li jaf ikanta u jdoqq.
Liebes Pulit, ghax mar jidher quddiem in-nies.
Ihobb il-Jelly - il Jelly il-Hamra
anke illum niekolha meta jatughilna dizerta.
Storbjuz ghax jiccaqlaq il-hin kollu.
Hemm hoss taz-zfin
il-hoss taz-ziemel gej fuq.
Hemm riha ta' bahar.
Riha tal-hmieg taz-ziemel.
Riha tal-fwieha tal - Cowboy - l'aftershave
Tfuh dik ta l'irgiel - kellhom anke terra tfuh.
Spicca infetaq Cowboy John.
Sejjer l-isptar biz-ziemel.
Iktar joftoq il-qalziet nahseb ...