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GUEST,Robert Lyr Add: Pepino's Friend Pasqual (from Lou Monte) (10) RE: Lyr Add: Pepino's Friend Pasqual, Italian Pussycat 03 May 08


Here's my take on that Tom (I am a Lucano-American, I believe that he is singing in Cosentino which is very close to what we speak):

Peppinə cu Pasqualə chellə tienenə a cap frescə
Mə strazzə ni gazzettə e jettnə i scarp da finestrə
A sera in da cucinə chellə fannə nu banchettə
Nun fannə cerimonie, mangə lassə na purpettə

Peppinə u suricillə ma pecche' nun tə nə vajə?
E pporta ta Pasqualə chellə e propriə natu guajə
A ssera 'ngoppo lijttə vujə durmitə bella bellə
E iə senzə a cupertə aggia' dormi abbasciə u sellə

Ej, Peppinə, a du sta u baccala?
Ej, Luigə, Pasquale vuolə antique baccala

Peppinə u suriciellə ssa 'mbaratə u mandulinə
Pasqualə u gatterillə chellə sono u violinə
A sserə quannə e tardə chellə fannə a serenadə
Mə para dujə cumparə Cric e Croc e Mangiafran!

Notes - I agree with everything except for "abbasciə u sellə." It's not an Italian-Americanism, and in the south abbasciə is used quite often in this manner.


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