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Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Lyrics by Salvatore Cammanaro
Date 1853
Source Il Trovatore
(The Troubador)

The "Anvil Chorus" from Giuseppe Verdi's 1853 opera Il trovatore depicts the striking of anvils by Spanish gypsies as they sing the praises of hard work, good wine, and gypsy women.

References

  • In Episode 2875 of Sesame Street, a section of the song is used in the opera "La Grouchiata," where the title character bangs her spoon in time to the music.
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