Zumpa Lariula

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Country: Italy (Sicily)
Language: Italian (Sicilian)

Genre: Italian, Sicilian

A joyful Sicilian courtship/wedding song found on the excellent Alan Lomax collection, “Italian Treasury: Folk Music & Song of Italy.”

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E zumpa lariulà E zumpa lariulà E zumpa lariulà ….trallalàrallallaralallà
Oh Nedda I love you so won’t you kiss me [fo li fo li fo la]
We’re going to be married, won’t you kiss me? [fo li fo li fo la]
Oh Nedda I love you so won’t you kiss me [fo li fo li fo la]
We’re going to be married, won’t you kiss me? [fo li fo li fo la]

 

Oh Turiddu I love you but though we’re going to be married
I won’t kiss you I won’t kiss you and my parents they agree

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