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Italian street song
Jeanette Macdonald, Nelson Eddy
Victor Herbert's naughty marietta
M. Witmark and sons, New York

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Ah! my heart is back in Napoli,
Dear Napoli , dear Napoli, and I seem to hear again in dreams
her revelry, her sweet revelry
The mandolinas playing sweet, the pleasant fall of dancing feet,
Oh! could I return, oh! joy complete!
Napolii, Napoli, Napoli!

Zing, zing, zizzy, zizzy, zing, zing,
Boom, boom, aye.
Zing, zing, zizzy, zizzy, zing, zing,
Mandolinas gay.
Zing, zing, zizzy, zizzy, zing, zing,
Boom, boom, aye,
La, la, la,
Ha, ha, ha,
Zing, boom aye.



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