“Abballati, abballati, Fimmini schetti e maritati, E si n’abballati bonu, Non vi cantu e non vi sonu…”
“Abballati Abballati!” is a traditional Sicilian tarantella. “Abballati” is an invitation to dance… “Single and married women (next verse: single and married men), and if you don’t dance well, I’m not going to sing or play for you!”
If you’re in New York City today, my band Villa Palagonia will be performing this song at Bar Eolo’s Spring Feast for the Senses right before the roasted pig is served. More at eolonewyork.com.