Articles about 'Sicilian Rhymes'
January 13th, 2013
Charleen wrote asking for help with the exact wording and spelling of a Sicilian version of "This Little Piggy" that sounds like "Ucchellino fonda notte". Here’s her email… I have been trying to figure out a little finger play my Sicilian grandmother used to say…it is like "this little piggy went to market" You make a...
November 17th, 2011
We get many requests for help with Italian songs and rhymes. Most of the people who send in the questions are Italian-Americans who were sung Italian songs as kids by their immigrant relatives. They often never learned how to speak Italian, so the lyrics are usually phonetically given. Here are the emails… 1. A Sicilian Song...
November 13th, 2011
I received this email from Pat Tudisco Donovan: My mother taught me this as a child. Pulcinedda Edda spingula spingulun Edda Napoli e cuttun Cuzza pizza di cuted Nesci fuora Pulicined Can anyone please help with a translation? Thanks in advance! Mama Lisa
June 13th, 2010
Marie wrote asking about a Sicilian Rhyme… Hello Lisa, Just found your site and it’s very interesting. My sisters and I are recalling a little “diddy” my mother used to say to us when our feet fell “asleep.” Can you help please? What we can remember is this – which we all disagreed on how to spell them. Spieg di pedi L’angiolo...