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Jen Italian Folksongs (143* d) Lyr Add: SONG OF THE MAREMMA^^ 08 Dec 97


Hey, I found one! Wow! Its in a little book called "The Ditty Bag", copyright who knows because the title page has been torn out.

"Song of the Maremma"

Everyone sings your fame,
Maremma, Maremma,
But you're a bitter name to me,
Maremma, Maremma
Birds that adventure there
Lose all plumage gay
Young men who breathe its air
Love must cast away

If to that vale you go
There'll be no returning,
heavy my heart with woe
Ever will be yearning.
Cursed by your beauty rare
Valley all a-bloom
Cursed by the men you lure
Out love to doom

The Maremma is a fertile valley in Tuscany; the women curse its beauty because the men who work there die of malaria.

Jennifer


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