Funiculi, funicula

Funiculi, Funicula
Some think the world is made for fun and frolic
And so do I, and so do I
Some think it well to be all melancholic
To pine and sigh, to pine and sigh
But I, I love to spend my time in singing
Some joyous song, some joyous song
To set the air with music bravely ringing
Is far from wrong; it's far from wrong
Chorus:
Listen, listen, music sounds afar
Listen, listen, echoes sound afar
Funiculi, funicula, funiculi, funicula
Joy is everywhere
Funiculi, funicula
Ah, me! Tis strange that some should take to sighing
And like it well; they like it well
For me, I have not thought it worth the trying
So cannot tell; I cannot tell
With laugh, with dance and song, the day soon passes
Full soon is gone, full soon is gone
For mirth was made for joyous lads and lasses
To call their own, to call their own
Chorus:
Listen, listen, hark the soft guitar
Listen, listen, echoes sound afar
Funiculi, funicula, funiculi, funicula
Joy is everywhere
Funiculi, funicula