There's the moon in the middle of the sea

Italian

C'e La Luna Mezz'o Mare

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

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

O Mamma, piscia fritta baccala
O Mamma piscia fritta baccala.

Figghia mia, a cu te dari

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.

O Mamma, piscia fritta baccala
O Mamma piscia fritta baccala.

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

O Mamma, piscia fritta baccala
O Mamma piscia fritta baccala.

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

O Mamma, piscia fritta baccala
O Mamma piscia fritta baccala.
Figghia mia a cu te ddari?
Mamma mia penzaci tu.
Si ci dugnu macillaiu (butcher)
Iddu va, iddu veni
La sasizza manu teni.
Si ci pigghia la fantasia
Mi sasizzia la figghia mia.

O Mamma, piscia fritta baccala
O Mamma piscia fritta baccala.

Figghia mia a cu te ddari?
Mamma mia penzaci 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.

O Mamma, piscia fritta baccala
O Mamma piscia fritta baccala.

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

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English

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 do I get for you?
MOTHER I LEAVE IT UP TO YOU.

IF I Give 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 Mama, pisce fritte bacala!
Oh Mama, pisce fritte bacala!

My daughter, who do I get for you?

MOTHER I LEAVE IT UP TO YOU.
IF I GIVEYOU 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 Mama, pisce fritte bacala!
Oh Mama, pisce fritte bacala!

My daughter, who do I get for you?

MOTHER I LEAVE IT UP TO YOU.
IF I GIVEYOU 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 Mama, pisce fritte bacala!
Oh Mama, pisce fritte bacala!

My daughter, who do I get for you?

MOTHER I LEAVE IT UP TO YOU.

IF I GIVEYOU 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 Mama, pisce fritte bacala!
Oh Mama, pisce fritte bacala!

My daughter, who do I get for you?

MOTHER I LEAVE IT UP TO YOU.

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 Mama, pisce fritte bacala!
Oh Mama, pisce fritte bacala!

My daughter, who do I get for you?

MOTHER I LEAVE IT UP TO YOU.

IF I GIVEYOU 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 Mama, pisce fritte bacala!
Oh Mama, pisce fritte bacala!

My daughter, who do I get for you?

MOTHER I LEAVE IT UP TO YOU.

IF I GIVEYOU 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.

Submitted by science man on Sat, 09/04/2011 - 20:24
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science man     April 10th, 2011

why was the video disabled?

science man     April 10th, 2011

actually I could see why. The lyrics in the video don't exactly match those written.

algebra     April 10th, 2011

Here it says it was disabled by youtube's request. It happens to me with my postings sometimes.

science man     April 10th, 2011

oh ok. huh odd