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Lu Core Meu

Lu Core MeuThe song is a typical Pizzica d'Amore, or Pizzicarella, which is a dance of courtship and competition among young men, deriving its movement traditionally from the bite of the tarantula spider. In this version, the fine "pizzica" is beautifully danced in the video against the landscape of an Apulian village. The girls dancing the pizzica learn to move the long gowns and shawls according to the music, and the shoes are typically with no heels, it can also be danced barefoot.

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Lu tamburreddhu meu vene te Roma
Lu tamburreddhu meu vene te Roma
cu' rami e senza rami ca su lu sona
cu' rami e senza rami ca su lu sona
My tambourine comes from Rome
My tambourine comes from Rome
with twigs or without yet it plays
with twigs or without yet it plays
 
E ai, e ai, e ai lu core meu,
meu meu meu ca su lu core tou
Ne-la ne-la ne-la ni-nà
beddha l'amore
e ci la sape fa'
E ai, e ai, e ai my heart,
my my my that I am your heart
Ne-la ne-la ne-la ni-nà
beatiful is love
and who can make it
 
Lu tamburreddhu meu è de cucuzza
Lu tamburreddhu meu è de cucuzza
Mo iata ci lu sona e ci lu tuzza
Mo iata ci lu sona e ci lu tuzza
E ai, e ai, e ai lu core meu [...]
My tambourine is made of pumpkin
My tambourine is made of pumpkin
to hell who plays and who beats it
to hell who plays and who beats it
E ai, e ai, e ai my heart [...]
 
Lu tamburreddhu meu è de Lucia
Lu tamburreddhu meu è de Lucia
Na iata ci lu sona e ci lu pijà
Na iata ci lu sona e ci lu pijà
E ai, e ai, e ai lu core meu [...]
My tambourine belongs to Lucy
My tambourine belongs to Lucy
to hell who plays and who beats it
E ai, e ai, e ai my heart [...]
 
Lu Santu Paulu meu de le tarante
Lu Santu Paulu meu de le tarante
pizzichi le caruse a 'mmenzu ll'anche
pizzichi le caruse a 'mmenzu ll'anche
E ai, e ai, e ai lu core meu [...]
O my saint Paul of tarantulas
O my saint Paul of tarantulas
who pinch the girls between the thighs
who pinch the girls between the thighs
E ai, e ai, e ai my heart [...]
 
Lu Santu Paulu meu de li scurpiuni
Lu Santu Paulu meu de li scurpiuni
pizzichi li carusi alli cuiuni
pizzichi li carusi alli cuiuni
E ai, e ai, e ai lu core meu [...]
O my saint Paul of scorpions
O my saint Paul of scorpions
who pinch the boys at the groin
who pinch the boys at the groin
E ai, e ai, e ai my heart [...]
 
Santu Paulu meu de Galatina
Santu Paulu meu de Galatina
e lassila ballare 'sta siggnurina
e lassila ballare 'sta siggnurina
E ai, e ai, e ai lu core meu [...]
O my saint Paul from Galatina
O my saint Paul from Galatina
let this young girl dance
let this young girl dance
E ai, e ai, e ai my heart [...]