"It's your turn to sing the ba'cawolle - I entweat you!"

Jacques Offenbach
Public DomainJacques Offenbach
 Barcarolles were originally a form of Venetian folk song sung by gondoliers, and thus having a rhythmic, slow tempo to keep time with the gondolier's stroke. The form became extremely popular, adopted by composers such as Offenbach, Rossini, and Verdi for use in operas and other kinds of music.

Listen to Offenbach's barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffman on Spotify.