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Buon Anno Nuovo (Happy New Year)

January 1, 2010

La Ballata Del’ Anno Nuovo

(Fellicarolo, circa 1940)

Buon di e buon anno,

Buon Capo d’ anno.

Per tutto l’ anno, felicita’.

E l’ anno vecchio la’ sul Cimone

col suo gobbone che sene va.

Vi auguriamo quest’ anno novello

che porta a tutti pace e felicita’!

The young adults of Fellicarolo would go house to house singing this  little ditty after midnight on December 31st to wish their neighbors a happy New Year.  The residents would serve them fritelle and drink in appreciation. In the morning after sunrise the little children would have their turn to go house to house, resiting this little poem in the dialect of Fellicarolo:

Bun di e bun ann

Bun Capo d’ ann.

Dio e’v daga la salut

per tutt l’ann.

Monte Cimone

Here is the English translation of the first song:

Good day, and good year,

Good End of the Year.

For all the year, happiness.

And the old year there on Cimone (the mountain above the town)

With its hunched back going away.

We wish this new year,

will bring to all peace and happiness!

La Vista Vicino Il Serreto (The View Near Serreto)

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