Old lullabye?

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Old lullabye?

Postby rstolliver » 11 Feb 2009, 15:50

My husbands Uncle remembers his grandmother singing the following to him:

Dans, Dans Lucia
Ciapa cull pasarott
A tua mamma cria
disa ca lera Pino

Any ideas on its meaning and origin?
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Re: Old lullabye?

Postby uantiti » 11 Feb 2009, 16:12

rstolliver wrote:My husbands Uncle remembers his grandmother singing the following to him:

Dans, Dans Lucia
Ciapa cull pasarott
A tua mamma cria
disa ca lera Pino

Any ideas on its meaning and origin?


Yes, this is Piedmontese dialect. It doesn't look a lullaby but a nursery rhyme. Actually I don't know it. The translation is:

Dance, dance Lucia
catch that little bird
if your mother shouts
tell her it was Pino
(short for Giuseppe)

While I understand the first two lines, there is somenthing not clear for the other two so I'm not sure they are correct. Try and ask your uncle again.

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