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Già la luna è in mezzo al mare

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Già la luna è in mezzo al mare,
mamma mia si salterà,
l'ora è bella per danzare
chi è in amor non mancherà.

Presto in danza a tondo, 
donne mie venite quà,
un garzon bello e giocondo 
a ciascuna toccherà,
finchè in ciel brilla una stella 
e la luna splenderà.
Il più bel con la più bella
tutta notte danzerà.

	(Mamma mia, mamma mia,
	già la luna è in mezzo al mare,
	mamma mia, mamma mia,
	mamma mia si salterà.
	Frinche frinche frinche frinche
	mamma mia, si salterà,
	La la ra la ra...)

Salta, salta, gira, gira,
ogni coppia a cerchio va, 
già s'avvanza si ritira 
e all' assalto tornerà.

Serra, serra colla bionda 
collabruna va quà e là,
colla rossa và a seconda
colla smorta fermo sta!
Viva il ballo a tondo a tondo 
sono un Rè, sono un Bascià,
è il più bel piacer del mondo 
la più cara voluttà.

	(Mamma mia, mamma mia,
	già la luna è in mezzo al mare,
	mamma mia, mamma mia,
	mamma mia si salterà.
	Frinche frinche frinche frinche
	mamma mia, si salterà,
	La la ra la ra...)



Translation(s): ENG GER FRE

Submitted by Johann Gaitzsch

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Johann Gaitzsch) , title 1: "The dance", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * GER German (Deutsch) (G. Friedrich) , title 1: "Der Tanz", from the 1st volume of Rossini's Soirées musicales, Schott, published 1835
    * FRE French (Fran├žais) (Louis Crevel de Charlemagne) , title 1: "La Danse", from the 1st volume of Rossini's Soirées musicales, Schott, published 1835

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La Danse

Language: French (Fran├žais)

 Sur la plage solitaire, 
 oh! ma mère, on va danser
 c'est la lune qui l'éclaire, 
 viens, le bal va commencer.

 Vite formez une ronde
 Accourez, minois charmants,
 Des joyeux pêcheurs de l'onde
 Recevoir les soins galants!

 Tant qu'aux cieux l'astre fidèle,
 ou l'étoile brillera
 le plus jeune à la plus belle
 sa main blanche retiendra.

 Oh, marquez bien la cadence
 Deux à deux rassemblez vous
 Qu'on s'éloigne, qu'on s'avance,
 Variez ces jeux si doux.

 Que l'entoure avec chacune
 Point de choix, point de repos,
 Jeune, vieille, blonde ou brune,
 Sois, danseur, toujours dispos.

 Vive un bal champêtre,
 Des aveux puis des soupirs
 Un rendez-vous sous le hêtre
 Quel honneur, que de plaisirs!

 Mamma mia, mamma mia...



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