The Neapolitan Song Five Great Singers
The Neapolitan Song Song 11 - Lacreme napuletane
The song takes the form of a young man's letter to his mother. It suggests that some event has forced him to emigrate to America. In his letter, he expresses his deep regrets about having to leave his native land and loved ones.
Although we never learn exactly what happened, we know he is now alone and working very hard to make enough money to support the rest of his family back in Italy.