::'O surdato 'nnammurato
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O surdato 'nnammurato (in English: "The Soldier in Love") is a famous song written in the Neapolitan language. The song is used as the anthem of S.S.C. Napoli.<ref>Joseph Sciorra Italian Folk: Vernacular Culture in Italian-American Lives 2010 Page 116 "the Neapolitan standard 'O surdato 'nnammurato (A Soldier in Love)"</ref>
The words were written by Aniello Califano and the music composed by Enrico Cannio in 1915. The song describes the sadness of a soldier who is fighting at the front during World War I, and who pines for his beloved. Originally Cannio's sheet music was published with piano accompaniment, but in recordings, on 78rpm, then LP, Neapolitan standards such as O surdato have usually been orchestrated to suit each tenor.
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