Does Anyone Know an Italian Rhyme that Starts with "Si taci"?

Greg wrote asking for help with an Italian lap rhyme. Here’s his email:

"Does anyone remember an old Italian lap rhyme that started si taci, si taci? I could go on but I don’t know the spelling of the first verse. Something like la banna bunk a fa chi."

You can hear an mp3 recording of Si Taci here.

Greg added, “My mother’s family was from the Abbruzzo region (specifically Pietranico) which is near Abbateggio.”

If anyone can help with this rhyme, please let us know in the comments below.


Mama Lisa

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2 Responses to “Does Anyone Know an Italian Rhyme that Starts with "Si taci"?”

  1. Sarah Says:

    Hello… My Grandma used to sing this to me when I was a baby. I’ve been looking for someone with any info regarding this as well! Please email me back! Would love to talk with you!

  2. Lisa Says:

    Laurylann asked about another Italian rhyme. Here’s her question…

    “I heard a rhyme growing up and do not remember the all the words! It is from Italy the Abruzzo region.

    It started ‘Io sono un piccolo mondo’.

    There is also some reference about turning around in it… at some point something like…

    Ca- g- a, ca-g-a,
    Then at another point-
    Riturndo riturndo (I know my spelling is incorrect, but I know it’s turn turn in Italian) and then ended with something like azure de May.

    It was short!

    Hoping you know it or have heard of it!

    My grandmother was born in 1897. My great uncle use to recite it to me. He was born about 1894.”

    If anyone can help, please let us know in the comments. Thanks! -Mama Lisa

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