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  • Trippole Trappole (Trippole Trappole)
    Song of Spanish Origin
    Naples (Campania)

    Una palomma ghianca m'ha muzzecato 'mpietto;
    Ahi che dolore nè, mamma mia! ahi che dolore nè!
    Trippole, trappole, trippole, trappole,
    Trippole, trappole, trippole, trà!

    Se u core m'ha pigliato, lo sujo me l'ha prommiso;
    Oje che prejezza oje mamma mia! oje che prejezza nè!
    Trippole, trappole, ecc.

    Butterfly white would light here,
    Over my heart would bite, here:
    Ah! what a pain 't was! nay, Mamma darling!
    Ah! what a pain 't was! nay!
    Trippole, trappole, trippole, trappole,
    Trippole, trappole, trippole, trà!

    Now I have taken thy heart,
    And I will give thee my heart:
    Ah! 't will be joyful, eh, Mamma darling!
    Ah! 't will be joyful, eh?
    Trippole, trappole, etc.

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    Marzo, Eduardo. Songs of Italy; sixty-five Tuscan, Florentine, Lombardian and other Italian folk- and popular songs. New York: G. Schirmer, 1904. 138


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