Cialoma Di Li Tunnari

Interesting Facts about the Cialoma Di Li Tunnari

This is another beautiful Sicilian fisherman song comes from Alberto Favara “Canti della terra e del mare di Sicilia”(1921), “Cialoma Di Li Tunnari”. The tune of this beautiful song is reminiscent of the “Boys and Girls Come Out to Play” and its chorus “E amola, e amola”, certainly lends itself to a good drag on a rope.

The source of this fishermen song

The music: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 247).

The lyrics:  “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 247).

The Record of the Cialoma Di Li Tunnari

You also can find this record on my YouTube channel here or directly listen below. Additionally, if you want to share your opinion about the record or share your opinion you can do it in my Facebook forum here, or leave a comment at the bottom of this blog article.

Cialoma Di Li Tunnari - Fisherman Song

The musical notation

Cialoma Di Li Tunnari - music notation

The full lyrics

Cialoma Di Li Tunnari

Emuninni cu’ Maria,
– E amola e amòla!

* 2 *

San Giuseppi ‘n cumpagnia.
– E amola e amòla!

* 3 *

E lu tunnu è veru beddu!
– E amola e amòla!

* 4 *

Carricamu’stu vasceddul
– E amola e amòla!

* 5 *

E di Genuva a Portufinu,
– E amola e amòla!

* 6 *

E Livurnu signurinu!
– E amola e amòla!

* 7 *

E assummamu ’sta safina!
– E amola e amòla!

* 8 *

E sparamu ’sta tunnina!
– E amola e amòla!

Assumma! assumma!

Related to this fisherman song

Brindisi Di Marinai

Blow The Wind Southerly – Shore Song

The Wild Miz-Zou-Rye (Alan Lomax) -River Song

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