The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #139407   Message #3854011
Posted By: Joe Offer
09-May-17 - 12:12 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Marianina / Mariannina
Subject: Lyr Add: Marianina / Mariannina
(Marvin Moore & James Leisy)

Since I danced with Anna Friday night,
You refuse to let me hold you tight;
Squeeze your concertina constantly,
When you should be squeezing me!

Marianina, pity me!
Marianina, can't you see?
Oh, Marianina, your concertina
Stays between us,
Keeping us apart.
Oh, Marianina,
One kiss would mean a
Sweeter song would start inside your heart!

Blackest hair in all of Tuscany,
Eyes as blue as skies above Capri,
Smile as warm as open fires aglow,
Heart as cold as mountain snow! (Chorus)

All the village knows I've planned my life,
Built a home and picked my future wife,
If you want to wear a wedding gown
Lay that concertina down! (Chorus)

Yes, you play the concertina well.
Yes, it seems to cast a magic spell.
Cars mia, I love music, too,
But, there's other things to do! (Chorus)

Copyright 1961 by James Leisy Music, Portola Valley, California All rights reserved.

from Songs for Swingin' Housemothers, by Frank Lynn (1961, 1963, Fearon Publishers, San Francisco), page 40