My maternal grandmother was Italian.

A song that reminds me of my childhood.

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.