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Cable car!

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Cable car!

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Cable car, cable car, cable car, cable caaaaaaaar!!!

Yes, on Sunday just gone, I went for a ride in Boris’s greatest achievement and I was more excited about doing this than about watching the olympic sword fighting! Fortunately, during my brief sojourn in Napoli last year, I discovered that the Neapolitans have a song just for this very occasion:

Neapolitan Lyrics (by Peppino Turco, courtesy of Wikipedia so apologies for inaccuracies):

Aieressera, oì Nanninè, me ne sagliette,
tu saie addò, tu saie addò
Addò ‘stu core ‘ngrato cchiù dispietto
Farme nun pò!
Addò lo fuoco coce, ma si fuie
te lassa sta!
E nun te corre appriesso, nun te struie
sulo a guardà.
Jamme, jamme ‘ncoppa, jamme jà. Jamme, jamme ‘ncoppa, jamme jà,
funiculì, funiculà, funiculì, funiculà, ‘ncoppa, jamme jà, funiculì, funiculà!

Nè, jamme da la terra a la montagna! no passo nc’è!
Se vede Francia, Proceta e la Spagna…
Io veco a tte!
Tirato co la fune, diritto ‘nfatto,
‘ncielo se va.
Se va comm’ ‘à lu viento a l’intrasatto, guè, saglie sà!
Jamme, jamme ‘ncoppa, jamme jà. Jamme, jamme ‘ncoppa, jamme jà,
funiculì, funiculà, funiculì, funiculà, ‘ncoppa, jamme jà, funiculì, funiculà!

Se n’ ‘è sagliuta, oì Nè, se n’ ‘è sagliuta, la capa già!
È gghiuta, pò è turnata, pò è venuta,
sta sempe ccà!
La capa vota, vota, attuorno, attuorno,
attuorno a tte!
Sto core canta sempe
nu taluorno
Sposamme, oì Nè!Jamme, jamme ‘ncoppa, jamme jà. Jamme, jamme ‘ncoppa, jamme jà,
funiculì, funiculà, funiculì, funiculà, ‘ncoppa, jamme jà, funiculì, funiculà!

English Translation (again courtesy of Wikipedia but with minor alterations, other translations are available):

Yesterday evening, O Nannina [short for Carolina], I climbed up,
Do you know where?
To where an ungrateful heart can no longer vex me!
Where a fire is burning, but if you flee
It lets you be.
It doesn’t chase you, doesn’t melt you, with just one glance!
Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go to the top,
Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go to the top,
Cable car, cable car, cable car, cable car!
Let’s go to the top, cable car, cable car!

Let’s go from here below up to the mountain, O Nannina, a step away!
You can see France, Procida, and Spain,
And I see you!
You rise, pulled by a cable, quick as a wink
into the sky.
We’ll rise up like a whirlwind all of a sudden knows how to do!
Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go to the top,
Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go to the top,
Cable car, cable car, cable car, cable car!
Let’s go to the top, cable car, cable car!

My head is spinning, O Nannina, It’s gone up there already!
It went there, spun ’round, and then returned:
It’s always here!
My head is spinning, spinning,
Encircling you!
This heart of mine is always singing
the same refrain:
“Marry me, O Nannina”!
Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go to the top,
Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go to the top,
Cable car, cable car, cable car, cable car!
Let’s go to the top, cable car, cable car!

FrienPs for finally catching up with the bestie: +1

FrienPs for leaving it this long: -1

GRPs for successfully negotiating the motorway: +1

FRPs for money spent on filling up the tank: -5

Fitneps for what is about to be a night of excess: -3

Total so far…

  • Karma: +17
  • FRP: +101.8
  • Relationships: +6
  • Family: +9
  • Friends: +14 [Supplementary PPs: +2]
  • Career: +8
  • Fitness: -4
  • General: +2
  • Hospitality: +3
Lyric of the Week: I like to keep my issues drawn.
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