The Neapolitan Song Five Great Singers
The Neapolitan Song Song 10 - 'O surdate `nnammurate
Unlike most of those represented here, `O surdate `nnammurate is a happy love song. The singer tells of a soldier in love who is leaving to fight in a war.
Although he is neither sad nor melancholy, the soldier must reassure the young woman that she should not worry - he will remain faithful to her. He will remain happy while away because he knows that she will be thinking of him.