Umbria regional songs

Umbria provinces In this region so tenaciously attached to traditions, the expression of popular music is still abundant, though a collection still awaits to be made. Folk songs talk about daily life, reflect the deep religious feeling, or express rural joy.
Thus alongside with the many religious songs in praise of the saints, there are properly amorous lyrics, playful songs, quarrels and contrasts. Metric forms are numerous and varied, with ballads, "strombotti" (short monostrophic composition, usually 6 or 8 lines), "rispetti" (a metric form that largely coincides with the jibe, very similar to the stornello or villanella).