A tribute to Maramao perchè sei morto, an Italian popular
song about the loss of a cat.
Maramao, why are you dead? You had salad in the garden, And a home, and wine and bread!
song was an Italian hit during the 30s, but its refrain is very
ancient, dating back to the 1200s.
Despite his apparently shallow
tones, the subtext is actually very ironic, and the song has been linked
several times to anti-clerical,
anti-fascist and no-war protests during