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Lyr Add: C'e la luna mezz'o mare (oh, Mamma!)

Q (Frank Staplin) 04 Jun 14 - 04:08 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 04 Jun 14 - 07:21 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 04 Jun 14 - 07:24 PM
GUEST,leeneia 05 Jun 14 - 10:02 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 05 Jun 14 - 11:54 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: C'e la luna mezz'o mare (oh, Mamma!)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 04 Jun 14 - 04:08 PM

No proper thread for this earworm sung by Dean Martin, Louie Prima (his version here) and others.
A partial without translation in thread 3771.

Lyr. Add> C'e La Luna Mezz'o Mare
Paolo Citarella, late 1920s

C'e la luna mezz'o mare
Mamma mia me maritari,
Figghia mia, a cu te dari
Mamma mia pensaci tu,

Si ci dugnu tu babberi (barber)
Iddu va, iddu veni
'u rasolu manu leni.
Si ci pigghia la fantasia
Mi rasulia la figghia mia.

Oh, Mamma, piscia fritta baccata (2x)

Figghia mia, a cu te dari
Mamma mia pensaci tu.

Mamma mia, pensaci tu
Si ci dugnu falignami (carpenter)
Iddu va, iddu veni
'u chianuzzu manu teni,
Si ci pigghia la fantasia
Mi chiannuzulia la figghia mia.

Oh, Mamma, piscia fritta baccata (2x)

Figghia mia a cu te ddari?
Mamma mia, pensaci tu
Si ci dugnu lu scapparu (shoemaker)
Iddu va, iddu veni
'mmatteddu manu teni
Si ci pigghia la fantasia
Mi matteddia la figghia mia.


Oh, mamma, piscia fritta baccata (2x)

Figghia mia a cu te ddari?
Mamma mia, pensaci tu,
Si ci dugnu zuppunaro (farmer)
Iddu va, iddu veni
'u zappuni manu teni
Si ci pigghia la fantasia
Mi zappunia la figghia mia.

Oh, Mamma, piscia fritta baccata (2x)

Figghia mia a cu te ddari?
Mamma mia, pensaci tu,
Si ci dugnu macaillaiu (butcher)
iddu va, iddu veni
La sasizza manu teni
Si ci pigghia la fantasia
Mi sasizzia la figghia mia.

Oh, Mamma, piscia fritta baccata (2x)

Figghia mia a cu te ddari?
Mamma mia, pensaci tu,
Si ci dugnu piscialiolu (fisherman)
iddu va, iddu veni
E lu pisci manu teni
Si Ci pigghia la fantasia
Mi pisciulia la figghia mia.

Oh, Mamma, piscia fritta baccata (2x)

Figghia mia a cu te ddari?
Mamma mia, pensaci tu,
Si ti rugnu 'o 'nzalataru (gardner)
Idduva. idu veni,
Sempe 'o citrolu ne mani teni...
Si ci pigghia 'a fantasia
Ti citrolu figghiuzza mia.

Translation to follow.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: C'e la luna mezz'o mare (oh, Mamma!)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 04 Jun 14 - 07:21 PM

There's the Moon in the Middle of the Sea

There's a moon in the middle of the sea.
Mother, I must get married-

My daughter. who should I get for you?

Mother, I leave it up to you.

If I get you the barber
He will come and he will go
But he'll always hold his razor in his hands-
If he likes the idea,
He'll razor you, Oh, my daughter.

Oh, Mamma, pisce fritte baccata! (2x)

My daughter, who should I get for you?
Mother, I'll leave it up to you.
(Repeated between each verse)

If I give you the carpenter
He will come and he will go.
But he'll always hold his plane in his hands-
If he likes the idea
He'll plane you, oh, my daughter.

Oh, Momma, etc.,

If I give you the shoemaker
He will come and he will go.
But he'll always hold his hammer in his hands
If he likes the idea
He'll hammer you, oh, my daughter.

Oh, Momma, etc.

If I give you the farmer
He will come and he will go.
But he'll always hold his plough in his hands
If he likes the idea
He'll plough you, oh, my daughter.

Oh, Momma, etc.

If I give you the butcher
He will come and he will go.
But he'll always hold his sausage in his hands..
If he likes the idea,
He'll sausage you, oh, my daughter.

Oh, Momma, etc.

If I give you the fisherman
He will come and he will go.
But he'll always hold his fish in his hands-
If he likes the idea,
He'll fish you, oh, my daughter.

Oh, Momma, etc.

If I give you the gardener
He will come and he will go.
But he'll always hold his cucumber in his hands-
If he likes the idea,
he'll cucumber you, oh, my daughter.
From:
http://lyricstranslate.com
with aid from
http://everything2.com
http://mamalisa.com

First recorded by "Italian Book Company, Late 1920s.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: C'e la luna mezz'o mare (oh, Mamma!)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 04 Jun 14 - 07:24 PM

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: C'e la luna mezz'o mare (oh, Mamma!)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 05 Jun 14 - 10:02 AM

Hello, Q. Now I know the source of that tune which has been following me around since I was a little girl.

Here's a URL for Dean Martin singing it on YouTube. (No wonder he sticks with Italian.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRd8_0oOUB4

My mother used to sing this with these words:

Lazy Mary, will you get up, will you get up?
as soon as y-ou are able.
Lazy Mary, will you get up?
We need the sheets for the table.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: C'e la luna mezz'o mare (oh, Mamma!)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 Jun 14 - 11:54 AM

"Lazy Mary" and "Oh, Momma,", I think, were titles of versions without double-entendres popular in the 1930s.
I will post a couple if I find the lyrics.

The song is in Sicilian, thus seemed to have escaped the hands of media censors.

Dean Martin (Dino Paul Crocetti) was American, but was raised with his parents dialect, Abruzzese. I couldn't find a translation I trusted of his version, but I assume he copied Prima or the original Citarella recording.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: C'e la luna mezz'o mare (oh, Mamma!)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Jun 14 - 12:49 PM

Lyr. Add: OH, MA-MA! (The Butcher Boy)
Rudy Vallee, Paolo Citaralla, 1938

Oh, Ma-Ma!
Oh, catcha dat man-a for me!
Oh, Ma-ma!
How happy I will be!
Oh, Ma-ma!
I'll cheery-beery be!
Oh, if I'm gonna marry,
It's-a da butcher boy for me!

Hey, Marie!
I gotta da lamb-chop!
Hey, Marie!
I gotta da pork-chop!
Hey, Marie!
Marie!
Ya wanna marry me?

Oh, Ma-Ma
Oh, catcha dat man-a for me!
Oh, Ma-ma!
How happy I will be!
Oh, Ma-Ma!
I'll cheery-beery be!
Oh, if I'm gonna marry,
It's-a da baker boy for me!

Hey, Marie!
I gotta da fruitcake!
Hey, Marie!
I gotta da cheesecake!
Hey, Marie!
Marie!
Ya wanna marry me?

Oh, Ma-Ma!
Oh, catcha dat man-a for me!
Oh, Ma-ma!
How happy I will be!
Oh, Ma-ma!
I'll cheery-beery be!
Oh, if I'm gonna marry,
It's-a da butcher boy for me!

Rudy Vallee, and the Andrews Sisters, they no speaka da English so good!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: C'e la luna mezz'o mare (oh, Mamma!)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Jun 14 - 03:28 PM

Lyrics from www.monalisa.com:

THE BUTCHER BOY

Daughter
Mama dear, come over here
And see who's looking in my window.
It's the butcher boy and oh,
He's got a bundle in his hand.
tell me why he winks his eye
Whenever he goes by my window.

Mother
Daughter, daughter, he's in love and you're in love
And love is grand.

Butcher Boy
Hey, Marie!
I gotta da pork chop!
Hey, Marie!
I gotta da lamb chop!
Hey, Marie!
Marie!
'Ya wanta marry me?

Daughter
The butcher boy, the butcher boy
I wanna marry the butcher boy.

(Chorus and daughter)
Oh, Ma-Ma!
Oh, get that man for me!
Oh, Ma-ma!
How happy I will be!
Tra-la-la
And cheery-beery be!
Oh, if I'm gonna marry,
It's the butcher boy for me!

We also hear from the Baker boy, another object of Marie's affection:


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