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Funiculì, Funiculà

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Music by Luigi Denza
Lyrics by Peppino Turco
Date 1880

"Funiculì, Funiculà" is a famous Italian song, originally composed for the funicular of Mount Vesuvius. The music has been used in many productions since then, including Muppet ones.

In episode 207 of Muppets Tonight, Gilbert Gottfried sings "the clean version" of the song while he and Kermit are stuck in his wet cement.


  • A band of accordion players also performed the song for Telly in a 1999 episode of Sesame Street.
  • A portion of the music was incorporated in the last verse of "The Pasta Song."
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