It’s always hard to translate dialect or, rather, slang. Slang can be so diverse. Trilussa enjoys writing in Romanesco, the dialect of Rome. I did my best, and maybe I failed, but the meaning here goes far beyond the words: live your life to the fullest; ride your scooter until you’re almost 97 years old; eat, bicker, hoard, complain, and move heavy pots around until you breathe your last breath.
Mentre una notte se n’annava a spasso,
While wanderin’ round one night,
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