This song is a cover of Brazilian songwriter Alberto Janes’s (1909-1971) “É ou não é” (here with Amália Rodrigues). Vito Pallavicini’s Italian lyrics (La filanda e altre storie 1972) depart significantly from the original, suiting Milva’s public figure as a champion of women’s rights and workers’ rights. The song won the Gondola d’oro at Venice’s Mostra internazionale di musica leggera in 1972.