El Biscella

Italian milanese song by Giovanni D'Anzi


"El Biscella" (transl. bully boy) is a song in Milanese dialect[1] composed in 1969 by Giovanni D'Anzi[2] and Alfredo Bracchi.

"El Biscella"
Single by the Beatles
Released1969
GenreDialect song
Length2:20
LabelMeldy Fonola
Songwriter(s)Giovanni D'Anzi and Alfredo Bracchi

"Biscella" is a Milanese word[3] derived from bisc-bish, meaning hedgehog), a kind of bully who tries to intimidate people, but whose clumsy manners make him more comical than dangerous.

The song was performed also by Nanni Svampa and Gianni Magni.

Other websitesEdit

  1. "Le canzoni a Milano tra il 1918 e il 1950" (PDF). anticacredenzasantambrogiomilano.org. Retrieved 2021-10-23.
  2. "Giovanni D'Anzi – On Milanes Sentimental / El Biscella". discogs.com. Retrieved 2021-10-25.
  3. Ilaria Maria Preti (December 28, 2017). "Cosa significa Biscella? Lo saprai al Bar Domm" (in Italian). cronacaossona.com. Retrieved October 23, 2021.

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