The early music ensemble L’Arpeggiata and Italian tenor Marco Beasley perform XVII century anonymous song La Carpinese, from the 2002 album “La Tarantella”. Dancer: Anna Dego. Conductor: Christina Pluhar. Live performance at Versailles, 2004.

L’Arpeggiata and Marco Beasley perform “La Carpinese”. Versailles, 2004


  • Marco Beasley – tenor
  • Anna Dego – dance
  • Christina Pluhar – theorbo
  • Eero Palviainen – archlute
  • Paulina van Laarhoven – viola da gamba
  • Marcello Vitale – baroque guitar
  • Richard Myron – bass
  • Elisabeth Seitz – psaltery
  • Michèle Claude – percussion

L’Arpeggiata is a European early music group led by Christina Pluhar and founded by her in 2000. The group has presented both traditional early music and also several collaged and themed performances and recordings.

La Carpinese Lyrics


Pigliatella la palella e ve’ pe foco
Va alla casa di lu ‘nnamurate
Pìjate du’ ore de passa joco

Si mama si n’addonde di chieste joco
Dille ca so’ state faielle de foco
Vule, die a lae, chelle che vo la femmena fa

Luce lu sole quanne è buone tiempo
Luce lu pettu tuo donna galante
In pettu li tieni dui pugnoli d’argentu

Chi li tocchi belli ci fa santu
Chi li le tocchi ije ca so’ l’amante
Im’ paradise ci ne iamme certamente
Vule, die a lae, chelle che vo la femmena fa

English translation

Take the ladle and go to the fire
He goes to his girlfriend’s house
Spend hours playing games

If mom is added to the game
Tell him you’ve been a firebrand
He wants, dies a lie, the one that you the woman does

The sun shines when the weather is good
Light your chest gallant woman
In his chest, he holds two silver fists

Those who touch them beautifully make us holy
Whoever touches them knows the lover
I’m in paradise we certainly love it
He wants, dies a lie, the one that you the woman does

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