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  • “Piuriurì Ti Vo' Sposà„ (“Piuriurì, I'd Marry You!”)
    Romanesca

    1.
    Mamma, mamma, c'è un cavaliere,
    Mamma, mamma, c'è un cavaliere
    Che m'ha detto, piuriurì,
    Che m'ha detto, piuriurì,
    Che m'ha detto, ti vo' sposà.

    2.
    Figlia, figlia, sta un po'a vedere
    Se t'ha detto la verità.

    3.
    Mamma, mamma, baciarme ha chiesto,
    Che fo, mamma? Io lascio fà?

    4.
    Figlia, figlia, va troppo presto,
    Fa che l'abbia da sospirà.

    5.
    A li piedi d' un confessore,
    Mamma, mamma, io voglio andà.

    6.
    Come devi fare l'amore
    Al curato puoi domandà.

    7.
    Colla bocca dirò i peccati,
    Cogli occhietti farò l'amor.

    8.
    Ne sai quanto tutti i curati;
    Ai piè sei del confessor.

    9.
    Padre, padre, io voglio amare,
    S'è peccato domando a te.

    10.
    Figlia, figlia, sappilo fare,
    Che l'amore peccato non è.

    1.
    Mother, Mother, a gay young gallant,
    Mother, Mother, a gay young gallant
    Just now told me, piuriurì,
    Just now told me, piuriurì,
    Just now told me: “I'd marry you!”

    2.
    Daughter, Daughter, if you have talent,
    You'll discover if he says true.

    3.
    Mother, Mother, he asked to kiss me!
    Shall I let him? what shall I do?

    4.
    Daughter, Daughter, he goes too briskly,
    Keep him waiting and let him sue.

    5.
    Mother, Mother, in such a matter
    To confession I ought to go.

    6.
    How one ought to make love, my daughter,
    From the parson you soon will know.

    7.
    With my lips I'll confess transgression,
    With my glances my love I'll tell!

    8.
    Now, my daughter, you're at confession,
    Not a parson knows love so well!

    9.
    Father, Father, for love I'm yearning!
    Is it sinful, when I begin?

    10.
    Daughter, Daughter, you should be learning
    How to do it, and not to sin.

    The refrain piuriurì cannot be translated. In all parts of Italy they have some of these intercalari (burdens refrains) which are repeated in the middle of their folk-songs, and are typical of the different regions (provinces).

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    Marzo, Eduardo. Songs of Italy; sixty-five Tuscan, Florentine, Lombardian and other Italian folk- and popular songs. New York: G. Schirmer, 1904. 73

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