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Piccolindi. Pan e figuzzi All I know is that babies seem to love this diddy. Spasa Camino……….In English is: Chimney sweep……….In Italian: Lo spazzacamino. My father’s family is from Casabono, Calabria Italy. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. All rights reserved. In this version it was made into a more of an  art song by Castelnuovo-Tedeso. Hope it helps. a picady picady dum A Sicilian […], I received this email from Pat Tudisco Donovan: My mother taught me this as a child. Most include beautiful illustrations and sheet music. mouth,mouth, mouth. I just found your answer to my question 5 years ago! It’s not unlike the rime “Cico veluto, sonami lu muto, sonami lo bene, ca l’angelo veni… Frankie Velvet, play the horn for me, play it well for the angel is coming… etc. “paletta paletta” So the entire nonsense rime could be: Little ones always under foot, Momma is not here, the cat is meowing, blessed is his cousin, she of the tricks, she who belongs to Momma, the little bird came, Hi all, mama non c’e bigata sacugino Gida (“Idda” is she stupa is lint, especially the lint left over from combing flax. When doing mooka mooka mooka you blow bubbles on the baby’s belly, with giggly results. They think the word giaulla (jeeyalla} means loose woman. Copyright ©2020 by Lisa Yannucci. I need help with a little number that my Sicilian Nanna sang to me and my siblings in the 50’s. Your purchase will help us keep our site online! All the fun is in the attention and the tickling. At the end of this song there is a long fermata  as long as breath would last in a falsetto technique    over the bel BAMBIN, which makes it more into an art song for a trained voice. The songs are given in the original languages and with English translations. It didn’t start with anything like “paletta” though. he brings almonds and chestnuts to make happy the hold ones, 4. It looks to me like #2 is a variation of our # 5. Please help. ominfink you sapucatti “ave” no figghiu cu “sapio caddi” [I always thought this meant she had no son, but I can’t figure out the “sappio caddi” Wish I knew more Sicilian mooka mooka mooka. fringa, fringa u mandulino (the mandolin) (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Our books feature songs in the original languages, with translations into English. Here are the emails…. tippity tippity ta. My Nonna’s version was a little different. As a child, I learned a Sicilian song for babies which I taught my children and also now my granddaughter. Do you know this Italian (Sicilian) nursery rhyme? How Scandinavians mark the end of the season by “plundering” the Christmas Tree on St. Knut’s Day. Take it from a true Sicilian. filippo Says: I am beginning to believe I will never find the the exact rhyme, however any made up goof will make my “piccoline” giggle. pa ucuntintare I picciridi. After spending some time with a translation program, plugging in all these different versions. A combatti chi wa so notti fumma, fumma la trombona (the trombone) Many of the songs featured also include links to the Mama Lisa website, where you can find recordings, videos and sheet music. […], Charleen wrote asking for help with the exact wording and spelling of a Sicilian version of "This Little Piggy" that sounds like "Ucchellino fonda notte". It went something like this: Beetsu beetsu lune monapoleny lune “Gaddu or gattu) Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country. (whistle), (whistle) (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Our books feature songs in the original languages, with translations into English. Wena (Vinni, it came) Giaulla is a sort of very tiny bird. The thing is that nobody knows the words. Karla Winkler. I would appreciate any help in finding the lyrics in Italian (Sicilian) and English. All rights reserved. The words seemed made up. We want to teach it to the next generation. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. I’m traveling through many sites trying to find an identifying word in Sicilian dialect to get the true words and the possible meaning of a little diddy my family was raised with. Other verses are added to this with each instrument adding its sound, kind of like the 12 days of christmas song. Veni Pappa She was born in Sicily and moved to New Orleans when she was young. Julie and I are about to have our 1st, a little girl. She always sang a song to all her grandchildren, but I can’t find it anywhere. Excuse the spelling as I can only remember the song phonetically and not the whole thing either. In the 80s, my great aunts taught me a song/rhyme type thing that seems similar to the one Mary mentioned. How in Italy it’s not Santa Claus who gives gifts to all the children. Your purchase will help us keep our site online! A ques a sonno Mama Lisa, Marie wrote asking about a Sicilian Rhyme… Hello Lisa, Just found your site and it’s very interesting. Many have commentary sent to us by our correspondents who write about the history of the songs and what they meant in their lives.

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