OK - so I remember a record album of Italian songs, probably late 50’s early 60’s, and one of the songs was a peppy tune where the chorus was several people whistling, and the stanzas were a solo singer. (NOT The Happy Wanderer.)
Help! This is getting to be quite an earworm for me. Can anyone come up with some possibilities?
That instrument (for all I know about such) might be a balalaika or whatever was used for “The Third Man Theme” which was used as soundtrack background. I don’t recall lyrics to that piece, though. A bouzouki might fill that description, too.
Featuring the callipygian talents of the late Fran Jeffries.
For those interested in Italian jazz, have a look at the performances of Maria Monte. Americans may recall her from the appalling scene in the opening scene of the spaghetti western Duck You Sucker as the rich woman who is raped for yucks by bandito Rod Steiger. It was a different era, thankfully passed.