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Tragic Potato Arias (and Lieder)

May 23, 2009

All right, so this blog is really going to be for other stuff, since there are lots of interesting discussions I’d like to have. And yes, it is not dressed for company yet. But since I’ve only just gotten the site, I might as well borrow some space here for the Tragic Potato Aria Competition, since no one else knows about it yet. Original compositions are welcome, or you can just do what I did and alter the words to someone else’s music. ūüôā

Comments may be used to enter, or… well, comment.

Here’s my [first? only?] contribution. Surprisingly, it didn’t need all that much modification! Here is a video of Janet Baker so you can sing along. You’ll know where to modify the words…

Che farò senza le patate?
Che farò senza le patate                                 What will I do without potatoes?
Dove andrò senza il mio gnocchi.                Where will I go without my dumplings?
E frittelle (di patate), o Dio, ti amo              And potato pancakes, oh God, I love you!
Io son pure il tuo fedele.                                 I am entirely your loyal one.
E tortini! E pierogi! Ah, non m’avvanza¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† And scalloped potatoes! And pierogies! Ah, I am not given
pi√Ļ socorso, pi√Ļ speranza¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† any help, any hope,
ne dal mondo, ne dal cel.                                neither in this world, nor in heaven.

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  1. May 23, 2009 12:47 pm

    Beautiful! Salty tears streamed down my face. Now seeking butter and sour cream to complement.

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