Haveva na gallina capelluta (Antonio Scandello)

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  • (Posted 2019-07-12)  CPDL #54760:       
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2019-07-12).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 75 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A semidiplomatoric edition. Note-values are as in the original. Though the Chiavetti cleffing suggests a transposition the piece is left in the original key. Ficta are added sparingly.

General Information

Title: Haveva na gallina capelluta
Composer: Antonio Scandello
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: Italian
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1566 in El primo libro delle canzoni napoletane, no. 6
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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

 Haveva na gallina capelluta
 scodat' e biancole la patanella
 tant' era bella.
 la mia co co co ta,
 la mia co co co co co ta,
 la mia co co co ta, cotella.
 O Dio, o Dio, o Dio,
 chi la trovassi tornamella.

English.png English translation

 I had a fluffy hen
 her knees wrapped in white
 she was so beautiful.
 my co co co ta
 my co co co co co ta
 my co co co ta cotella.
 O God, or God, or God,
 whoever found her, return her.