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Victorian Music & Modern times

I love music, and wonder why it’s taken me so long to do a post (or whatever) on it. I was watching Disney’s Mickey and the Beanstalk a couple days ago, and in it Donald and Goofy are singing about how they’re going to eat and eat until they die (they’re starving peasants). Disney was a good one for this, using classical music set to their own words, but Warner Brothers did it, too, both with great success.

In this particular one, it’s Funiculì, Funiculà, written by Peppino Turco with set to music by Luigi Denza in 1880. I know the tune (to the wrong words) , but the ‘real’ words make a lot more sense. I hope they’ll get the sound of Goofy singing out of my head.

Though I still don’t know what funiculi’, funicula’ means.

http://www.songsforteaching.com/folk/funiculifunicula.htm
http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/lyrics/funiculi.htm

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