A Vucchella


Sung by Alba Riccioni, Italian soprano
Piano accompaniment by Antonio Castagna

My personal opinion? Look no further. Ms. Riccioni’s rendition of “A Vucchella” is the one.

Sung by Luciano Pavarotti

A Vucchella (A Sweet Mouth)
Music by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Lyrics by Gabriele d’Annunzio
English Translation by Antonio Giuliano

Sì, comm’a nu sciorillo
Yes, like a little flower
tu tiene na vucchella
You have got a sweet mouth
nu poco pocorillo appassuliatella
A little bit withered

Meh, dammillo, dammillo
Please give it to me
è comm’a na rusella
it’s like a little rose
dammillo nu vasillo
Give me a little kiss
dammillo, Cannetella!
give, Cannetella!

Dammillo e pigliatillo
Give one and take one
nu vaso piccerillo
a kiss as little
nu vaso piccerillo
a kiss as little
comm’a chesta vucchella
as your mouth
che pare na rusella
which looks like a little rose
nu poco pocorillo appassuliatella
a little bit withered

Sì, tu tiene na vucchella
Yes, You have got a sweet mouth
nu poco pocorillo appassuliatella
A little bit withered

A Vucchella Phrasing, as sung by Alba Riccioni

[Instrumental Prelude:
Dum /
da da dum / da da dum / da da dum / da da dum / da da dum /
da da dum dum / da da dum dum /
dum da / dum da / dum da / dum da ]

Sì / com-m’a nu scio-ril-lo /
tu tie-ne na vuc-chel-la /
nu po-co po-co-ril-lo / ap-pas-su-lia-tel-la /

[ Dum /
da da dum / da da dum / da da dum / da da dum / da da dum /
dum da / dum da / dum da / dum da ]

Meh / dam-mi-il-lo / dam-mil-lo /
è com-m’a na ru-sel-la /
dam-mil-lo nu va-sil-lo /
dam-mil-lo Can-ne-tel-la /

[ dum da / dum da / dum da ]

Dam-mil-lo e pig-lia-til-lo /
nu va-so pic-ce-ril-lo /
nu va-so pic-ce-ril-lo /
com-m’a che-e-sta vuc-chel-la /
che pa-re na ru-sel-la /
nu po-co po-co-ril-lo / ap-pas-su-lia-tel-la /

[ dum da / dum da /
Dum / da da dum / da da dum ]

Sì / tu tie-ne na vuc-chel-la /
nu po-co po-co-ril-lo / ap-pas-su-lia-te-el-la!

Score:

A vucchella

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