Hi, I remember a song sung to me by my mother and I just want to make sure I have the words correct and have all the verses. It’s a lullaby and she used to rock us while singing it:
Bella che dormi
sul letto di fiori
un bacio d’amor
un bacio in fretta
la povera bambina
dove sei andata
e cosa ta datto
un bacio un bacio la povera bambina!
Beautiful girl sleeping
on a bed of flowers
a loving kiss
a quick kiss
the beautiful girl
o little one (literally poor one)
where did you go?
and what did she give you?
a kiss, a kiss
the little one (literally poor one)!
Does anyone know any “fingerplays” in Italian – songs with accompanying actions?
Also, my grandmother in Naples, Italy used to tell us that wearing red underpants on New Years Eve brought good luck – I don’t know if she told us this because it was funny to little kids or because it is actually a custom.
If anyone can help Vita with the song or if you know about the New Year’s custom of wearing red underwear on New Years Eve for good luck, please let us know about it in the comments below.
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