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Cozze Piccinne

The song below, with a seemingly non-sensical refrain about the "cozze piccinne" - a type of snails that are used for typical dishes in Apulia.
The song is imagined as a dialogue between a wife and a husband that has been out gaming and drinking at the pub. At first it seems she is not forgiving, then she is happy that at least he is not in prison

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Cozze ci tene cozze, cozze piccinne,
nu spigu de cicora, nu spigu de cicora
Cozze ci tene cozze, cozze piccinne,
nu spigu de cicora, se lu mangiane le fimmine.
Who has snails, small snails,
a bunch of cichory, a bunch of cichory,
Who has snails, small snails,
a bunch of cichory is eaten by women.
 
Lu marituzzu miu, facci de chillu,
de na cantina esse, de na cantina esse,
Lu marituzzu miu, facci de chillu,
de na cantina esse, de n'atra trase
My husband,....
goes out of a pub, goes out of a pub,
My husband,....
goes out of a pub, goes into a pub,
 
Poi se ritira a casa mbriacu e 'ccisu,
apri muiere mia, apri muiere mia,
poi se ritira a casa mbriacu e ccisu,
apri muiere mia, apri cu trasu.
Cozze ci tene cozze, cozze piccinne [...]
Then comes home drunk and tired,
open o wife, open o wife,
open o wife, so I can get in.
 
No no no te apru ca stau stizzata,
se prima nu me dici, se prima nu me dici
No no no te apru ca stau stizzata,
se prima no me dici addhu si statu.
No I will not open that I am angry,
until you tell me, until you tell me
until you tell me where you have been.
 
Su statu alla cantina ca aggiu sciucatu,
lu mieru me n'ha ccotu, lu mieru me n'ha ccotu
Su statu alla cantina ca aggiu sciucatu,
lu mieru me n'ha ccotu m'aggiu mbriacatu
Cozze ci tene cozze, cozze piccinne [...]
I went to the pub and I played,
the wine hit me, the wine hit me
the wine hit me I got drunk
 
No me ne curu mo ca t'hai mbriacatu
basta ca no si sciutu basta ca no si sciutu
No me ne curu mo ca t'hai mbriacatu
basta ca no si sciutu mo carciratu!
I don't care that you are drunk now
so far as you are not
so far as you are not in prison now