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Lo mpressario, gioia mia

Language: Italian - Neapolitan (dialect)

Lo mpressario, gioia mia,  
ha d'avere ste tre cose:
lo raggiro, la boscia,
mutria tosta, e niente cchiù.
Si quacch'uno vò denare,
piglia tiempo, e campanea:
quann'è chiena la platea,
di' ca pierde, e ngrassa tu.
Quanno l'opera va mpoppa,
tienne mano a le mesate.
Ca po' appriesso le tronate
te potranno nnabbessà.
Le cantante, arrassosia!
Voca fora, ch'è maretto,
ca si no a la vicaria
zita bona vaje a fà.
Al poeta, ed al maestro
sbena sulo la mandeca,
ca si no non bene l'estro,
e non sanno fatecà.
Ma po' a quante nce ne stanno:
luminari ~ barchettari,
architetti, sediari,
mastedasce, soffiatori,
cuseture, e compagnia.
Lo raggiro, la boscia,
mutria tosta, e niente cchiù.
Haje sentuta mò la scola,
l'haje caputa ~ comme va?
Solo al masto, ed al poeta
molla aruta, e lassa fa.

Submitted by Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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