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"El Biscella" (transl. bully boy) is an Italian song in Milanese dialect from the early 1960s composed by Giovanni D'Anzi and Alfredo Bracchi.
|Single by Giovanni D'Anzi|
"Biscella" is a Milanese word meaning "curly" (derived from bisc-bish, meaning hedgehog), a kind of bully who tries to intimidate people, but whose clumsy manners and extravagant costumes make him more comical than dangerous.
The song tells the story of a "biscella" that lives in Porta Ticinese neighbourhood who goes to parties, and that everyone behind his back laughs for his ridiculous clothes and his awkward way of dancing.
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