O Dio ca fosse ciaola (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2018-08-16)  CPDL #50888:       
Editor: Francesco Spiga (submitted 2018-08-16).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 246 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Arranged by Francesco Spiga. Afterword (in Italian) in the second page.

General Information

Title: O Dio ca fosse ciaola
Alternative title: Vurria ca fosse ciaola
Composer: Anonymous
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: STB, SAB, SAT or STT
Genre: SecularMadrigalFolksong

Language: Neapolitan
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: Villanesca attributed to an anonymous busker called Sbruffapappa. The original score is lost.

External websites:

Original text and translations

Neapolitan.png Neapolitan text

O Dio, ca fosse ciaola, e ca bolasse
A 'ssa fenesta a ddirte 'na parola,
Ma nun ca mme mettisse a 'na gajola.

E tu da dinto subbeto chiammasse:
Viene, marotta mia, deh viene cola,
Ma nun ca mme mettisse a 'na gajola.

Et io venesse, et huommo returnasse
Comm'era primmo, e te truvasse sola,
Ma nun ca mme mettisse a 'na gajola.

E po' turnasse a lu buon sinno gatta,
Ca mme ne 'scesse pe' la cataratta,
Ma che 'na cosa mme venesse fatta.