[ Flash Player requis ] Pizzicarella (traditional)
Enzo: lead vocals, classical guitar, harmonica.
Roberto: chitarra battente, putipinu (small Spanish zambomba), vocals.
Musicàntica's adapted this traditional pizzica tarantata featuring the chitarra battente, used here as a melodic unit. The slowed down rhythm may suggest the Cuban guajira or perhaps a Greek rembetika, but in the end it is still the original song.
Salentine dialect:
Pizzicarella mia pizzicarella, lu caminatu toa na ni na na pare ca bballa.
Amore amore cce m'ha fattu fare, te quinnici anni m'ha fattu 'mpaccire.
Te quinnici anni m'ha fattu 'mpaccire, te mathre e pathre m'ha fattu scirrare.
Te l'ura ca te vitti te smirai, nnu segnu fici a' mmienzu ll'occhi toi.
Pizzicarella mia pizzicarella, lu caminatu toa na ni na na pare ca bballa.
Pizzicarella mia pizzicarella, lu caminatu toa na ni na na pare ca bballa.
English text:
Oh, my Pizzicarella, the way you walk, na nee na na, the way you walk looks like a dance.
My love what did you have me do, at fifteen you made me crazy.
At fifteen you made me crazy, you made me forget my own parents.
I was struck from the first moment I saw you, I made a gesture so that you would notice me.
Oh, my Pizzicarella, the way you walk, na nee na na, the way you walk looks like a dance.