Denza - Funiculi - Funicula(2-part version)
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About 'Funiculi - Funicula'

Denza, Luigi (biography)
24 February 1846 , Castellammare di Stabia, Italy
27 January 1922 , London
The Artist:
An Italian composer most famous for his Neapolitan song Funiculi, Funicula, about the Vesuvius Funicular.
Info:"Funiculì, Funiculà" is a famous Neapolitan song written in 1880, with lyrics by journalist Peppino Turco set to music by composer Luigi Denza. It was composed to commemorate the opening of the first funicular cable car on Mount Vesuvius. The 1880 cable car was later destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 1944; some remains of the top station were still visible in September 2012. The title means "funicular up, funicular down".


Aissèra, Nanninè, me ne sagliette
Tu saie addò? Tu saie addò?
Addò 'stu core 'ngrato cchiù dispietto
Farme nun pò! Farme nun pò
Addò lo fuoco coce, ma si fuie
Te lassa sta! Te lassa sta
E nun te corre appriesso, nun te struie
Sulo a guardà, sulo a guardà
Jamme, jamme 'ncoppa, jamme jà
Funiculì, funiculà!

Nè jamme da la terra a la montagna
No passo nc'è! No passo nc'è
Se vede Francia, Proceta e la Spagna
E io veco a tte! E io veco a tte
Tirato co li ffune, ditto 'nfatto
'Ncielo se va, 'ncielo se va
Se va comm' 'à lu viento a l'intrasatto
Guè, saglie sà! Guè, saglie sà
Jamme, jamme 'ncoppa, jamme jà
Funiculì, funiculà!

Se n'è sagliuta, oje n'è, se n'è sagliuta
La capa già! La capa già
È gghiuta, pò è turnata, pò è venuta
Sta sempe ccà! Sta sempe ccà
La capa vota, vota, attuorno, attuorno
Attuorno a tte! Attuorno a tte
Sto core canta sempe nu taluorno
Sposamme, oje nè! Sposamme, oje nè
Jamme, jamme 'ncoppa, jamme jà
Funiculì, funiculà!


I climbed up high this evening, oh, Nanetta,
Do you know where? Do you know where?
Where your ungrateful heart no longer pains me
With teasing wiles! With teasing wiles!
Where fire burns, but if you run away,
It lets you be, it lets you be!
It doesn't follow after nor torment you
Just with a look, just with a look.
Let's go, let's go! To the top we'll go!
Let's go, let's go! To the top we'll go!
Funiculi, funicula, funiculi, funicula!
To the top we'll go, funiculi, funicula!
The car has climbed up high, see, climbed up high now,
Right to the top! Right to the top!
It went, and turned around, and came back down,
And now it's stopped! And now it's stopped!
The top is turning round, and round, and round,
Around yourself! Around yourself!
My heart is singing that on such a day
We should be wed! We should be wed!
Let's go, let's go! To the top we'll go!
Let's go, let's go! To the top we'll go!
Funiculi, funicula, funiculi, funicula!
To the top we'll go, funiculi, funicula!
Score Key:C major (Sounding Pitch) (View more C major Music for Choir )
Tempo Marking:Allegro brillante . = c. 120 (View more music marked Allegro)
Time Signature:6/8 (View more 6/8 Music)
Number of Pages:12
Difficulty:Intermediate Level: Recommended for Intermediate Level players
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Style: Classical (View more Classical Music)
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