Santa Lucia (Traditional melody)


Santa Lucia (Traditional melody)

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About 'Santa Lucia'

Artist: Traditional Melody
The Artist:Traditional Music of unknown author.
Composed:1849
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Santa Lucia is a traditional Neapolitan song. It was transcribed by in Sweden Teodoro Cottrau (1827–1879) to Itallian. and published by the Cottrau firm, as a barcarolla, at Naples in 1849. Cottrau translated it from Neapolitan into Italian during the first stage of the Risorgimento, the first Neapolitan song to be given Italian lyrics. Its transcriber, who is very often credited as its composer, was the son of the French-born Italian composer and collector of songs Guillaume Louis Cottrau (1797–1847).

Various sources credit A. Longo with the music, 1835.

Italian Lyrics:
Sul mare luccica l’astro d’argento.
Placida è l’onda, prospero è il vento.
Sul mare luccica l’astro d’argento.
Placida è l’onda, prospero è il vento.
Venite all’agile barchetta mia,
Santa Lucia! Santa Lucia!
Venite all’agile barchetta mia,
Santa Lucia! Santa Lucia!

English translation:

On the sea glitters the silver star
Gentle the waves, favorable the winds.
On the sea glitters the silver star
Gentle the waves, favorable the winds.
Come into my nimble little boat,
Saint Lucy! Saint Lucy!
Come into my nimble little boat,
Saint Lucy! Saint Lucy!


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