The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3662   Message #31481
Posted By: Ezio
27-Jun-98 - 02:09 AM
Thread Name: Bella Ciao - WAV Files
Subject: RE: Bella Ciao - WAV Files
Thank you Ferrara for posting this version of the rice-pickers. I didn't know it.

The rice-picker women's song is certainly older that the partisan's one. The partisans re-wrote it with different words on the same tune. It got a wide popularity as partisan's song during the 2nd WW. By the way, after the war period the rice-picker job began to die and by the '60 the picker-women disappeared. Ciao