My maternal grandmother was Italian.
My mom grew up listening to my grandma singing “Lazy Mary” to my aunt Merrie, who was much older than my mother.
Lou Monte sings in both Italian and British, which I think makes the song even more enjoyable to listen to.
My mom sang this song to me when I was a little girl, (in British, of course.)
“Lazy Mary, you better get up
She answered back I am not able
Lazy Mary, you better get up
We need the sheets for the table”
I love this song because it makes me smile when I think of my namesakes, family that I never had the chance to meet. Listening to this song makes me feel closer to them, and reminds me of being a little girl, giggling at the lyrics.