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Italian Musical Instruments

GUEST,Tom Brady 14 Mar 06 - 05:03 PM
JohnInKansas 14 Mar 06 - 09:02 PM
Sorcha 14 Mar 06 - 09:24 PM
Ferrara 14 Mar 06 - 10:51 PM
Ferrara 14 Mar 06 - 10:54 PM
Ferrara 14 Mar 06 - 10:54 PM
Big Al Whittle 15 Mar 06 - 12:33 PM
Grab 15 Mar 06 - 03:40 PM
BTMP 15 Mar 06 - 05:31 PM
GUEST 15 Mar 06 - 07:20 PM
Bat Goddess 16 Mar 06 - 07:39 AM
GUEST 16 Mar 06 - 08:13 AM
The Fooles Troupe 17 Mar 06 - 01:22 AM
GUEST,Logan and Jane 27 Nov 12 - 10:28 PM
Sandy Mc Lean 27 Nov 12 - 10:32 PM
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Subject: Italian Musical Instruments
From: GUEST,Tom Brady
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 05:03 PM

We all know how maddening it is to have a piece of unidentifiable music running through one's head. Well, I've got one now.
It's a song in Italian, but was made popular a number of years ago in America by a singer (Tony Bennet, maybe?). All I can give is a phonetic transcription (which is what keeps me from Googling it). It goes:
E goombare, che wa sonare.
Que si sora, o mandolino (other instruments go here in other verses)
ma como si sono.
o mandolino
tinga, tinga mandolino.
Tippiti, tippiti, ta.

Anyone remember that one?


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Subject: RE: Italian Musical Instruments
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 09:02 PM

I remember it, but only vaguely. Seems to bring a recollection of a female singer, as well as the male whoever who's version was more popular. I thought maybe even Doris Day, but a quick search on lyrics to songs she's known for doesn't bring up any clues.

Dean Martin, maybe? Probably not as the one known for this song, but maybe as a cover well enough known to appear in his rep listings?

It should be from a 50s(?) movie, but I can't think of a likely one.

Now that you've got #@$! fragments running through my head too...

^$%#$!@!##

John


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Subject: RE: Italian Musical Instruments
From: Sorcha
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 09:24 PM

Everything I found was in German, and no lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Italian Musical Instruments
From: Ferrara
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 10:51 PM

It's on this Italian folk music site. Select English or Italian and search for "e cumpari".


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Subject: RE: Italian Musical Instruments
From: Ferrara
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 10:54 PM

Or go directly
here.

The instruments in order:
friscalettu = friscaletto = whistle, pennywhistle
saxofono = saxophone
mandolino = mandolin
viulinu = violino = violin
trumbetta = trompetto, I think = trumpet
trombono = trombone


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Subject: RE: Italian Musical Instruments
From: Ferrara
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 10:54 PM

EH CUMPARI

Eh Cumpari, ci vo sunari Chi si sona? U friscalettu.
E comu si sona u friscalettu?
u friscalette, tipiti tipiti tam.

E cumpari, ci vo sunari. Chi si sona? U saxofona,
E comu si sona u saxofona? Tu tu tu tu u saxofona
u friscalette, tipiti tipiti tam.

E cumpari, ci vo sunari. Chi si sona? U mandolinu.
e comu si sona u mandolinu? a plig a plin, u mandulin,
tu tu tu tu u saxofon
u friscalette, tipiti tipiti tam.

E cumpari, ci vo sunari? Chi si sona? u viulinu.
E comu si sona u viulinu? A zing a zing, u viulin,
a pling a pling, u mandulin
tu tu tu tu u saxofon
u friscalette, tipiti tipiti tam.

E cumpari, ci vo sunari? Chi si sona? a la trumbetta.
e comu si sona a la trombetta? Papapapa a la trumbetta,
A zing a zing, u viulin,
a pling a pling, u mandulin
tu tu tu tu u saxofon
u friscalette, tipiti tipiti tam.

E compari, ci vo sunari? Chi si sona? a la trombona.
e comu si sona a la trombona. A fumma a fumma a la trombona,
Papapapa a la trumbetta,
A zing a zing, u viulin,
a pling a pling, u mandulin,
tu tu tu tu u saxofon
u friscalette, tipiti tipiti tam.


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Subject: RE: Italian Musical Instruments
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 12:33 PM

Eko Guitars


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Subject: RE: Italian Musical Instruments
From: Grab
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 03:40 PM

Funny to see that "I am the music man" has versions in other languages. I know of a German one "Ich bin ein Musickanten und kommt aus Schweibenland". Anyone got any others?

Graham.


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Subject: RE: Italian Musical Instruments
From: BTMP
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 05:31 PM

I believe the version of this song heard most often is that by Julius La Rosa from the early fifties. He was, of course, the vocalist on Arthur Godfrey's TV show, and was subsequently fired by Mr. Godfrey on live television!


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Subject: RE: Italian Musical Instruments
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 07:20 PM

Thanks for the reponses. At dinner last night my wife said "Why did'nt you ask me" It was Louis Prima." I Googled it, and there it was! Moral: Always ask your wife, first.

The German quote below made me think of another musical song I know as "Yonnie Fifer".

Funny to see that "I am the music man" has versions in other languages. I know of a German one "Ich bin ein Musickanten und kommt aus Schweibenland". Anyone got any others?

The one I know (see above) goes:
"Yonnie Fifer, Yonnie Fifer- Ich kann spielen, Ich kann spielen
Ich kann spiel mein kleine Drummel
rub-a-dub-a-dub mein kleine Drummel"
usw.
Tom Brady


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Subject: RE: Italian Musical Instruments
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 07:39 AM

Somebody beat me to it -- I was going to say Louis Prima (my favorite music for doing housework -- you can't stand still!)

Linn


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Subject: RE: Italian Musical Instruments
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 08:13 AM

The version we sang when I was a drunken student (1960's) went:

I went to Switzerland, with my piccolo ... viola ... etc. etc.


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Subject: RE: Italian Musical Instruments
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 01:22 AM

"I am a fine musician,
I practice every day."


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Subject: RE: Italian Musical Instruments
From: GUEST,Logan and Jane
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 10:28 PM

I found it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSPkD5uMUjg


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Subject: RE: Italian Musical Instruments
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 10:32 PM

I asked my Eko guitar but it seems to be of little help!


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