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Ghirotondo Common Italian Folk Song help (Funiculi/la) (38) DTADD: Funiculi Funicula (Italian) 04 Jul 03

Hello, maybe the song you're looking for is "Funiculý FuniculÓ", where actually there is a line that goes "Jammo, jammo"...
Is a song about a cable car which was built in Naples in 1880 to carry people up to Vesuvio's crater, and never rebuilt after the third destruction in 1944.

(being italian, although not from Naples, helps a lot...)

Here is the lyrics:

Funiculý funiculÓ

"Aieressera, NanninŔ, me ne sagliette
tu saie add˛!
Add˛ to core 'ngrato chi¨ dispiette
farme nun po'.
Add˛ lo foco coce, ma si fuje
te lasse stÓ
e nun te corre appriesso nun te struje
sulo a guarda'
Jammo, jammo, 'ncoppa jammo, ja'...
Funiculý, Funicula'!

Se n''e sagliuta, oie Ne', se n''e sagliuta,
La capa gia';
E' ghiuta, po' e' tornata, e po' e' venuta...
Sta sempe cca'!
La capa vota vota attuorno, attuorno,
Attuorno a te,
Llo core canta sempe nu taluomo.
Sposammo, oie Ne'!
Jammo, jammo, 'ncoppa jammo, ja'...
Funiculý, Funicula'!"

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