The Manuelo Tarantel

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The Manuelo Tarantel is an Italian-American song recorded in November 1949 by Louis Prima. It was originally recorded on Mercury 78 RPM Single 5339. It can now be found on the compilation CD "Beepin' & Boppin'" released May 18th, 1999.

The tempo is lively and upbeat. The song tells a story of a small, hard-working Italian village. Every Saturday night they have a dance in the town square and they wait for Manuelo to show up for the party to begin. According the good humored lyrics: "He won't dance with a single girl, only the married ones".

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