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Abballati!

(Dance!)




Sicilian folk song.



Giuseppe Di Stefano
(1921 - 2008)
sings


E abballati, e abballati,
Fimmini schetti e maritati!
E s' 'un abballati bonu,
Nun vi cantu e nun vi sonu.

Sciù! Sciù! Sciù!
Quantu fimmini chi ci sù!

Ci nn'è quattru scafazzati,
Li facemu cu 'i patati.
Ci nn'è quattru ammaccateddi,
Li facemu cu 'i piseddi.

E abballati, e abballati,
Omini schetti e maritati!
E s' 'un abballati bonu,
Nun vi cantu e nun vi sonu.

Sciù! Sciù! Sciù!
Quantu omini chi ci sù!

Ci nn'è quattru scafazzati,
Li facemu cu 'i patati.
Ci nn'è quattru ammaccateddi,
Li facemu cu 'i piseddi.

Dance, dance,
Unmarried and married women!
If you don't dance well,
I don't sing for you and I don't play for you.

Quiet! Quiet! Quiet!
How many women there are here!

Among them there are four scraggy ones,
We feed them with potatoes.
Among them there are four emaciated ones,
We feed them with the peas.

Dance, dance,
Unmarried and married men!
If you don't dance well,
I don't sing for you and I don't play for you.

Quiet! Quiet! Quiet!
How many men there are here!

Among them there are four scraggy ones,
We feed them with potatoes.
Among them there are four emaciated ones,
We feed them with the peas.