Nora wrote me:
I stumbled across your blog and wonder if you know of yet another song, one that my grandmother – who grew up near the Via Appia – used to sing to me when I was a kid.
My closest guess as to the lyrics goes something like:
Se tase tolla
[Child’s name] que valle scuola
Se porto la segiola
Se porto canno strella
Veno vedi lo vecci tello
E fo festa
E lo buto
De la finestra! (at this point, you *gently* toss the child over backwards and onto the floor)
My son is 3 1/2 and loves this song! He’ll ask for my mom or me to sing it to him again and again while rocking him on our laps. I haven’t been able to find the lyrics anywhere (I think they might be in Roman dialect). I was wondering if you or any of your readers know about it.
Thanks for maintaining your blog!!
Nora L. Guy
If anyone can help out with this song, with the Italian lyrics and/or an English translation, please comment below.
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