Monthly Archives: December 2011

Romaria

Lyrics from “Romaria” (1977) Sung by Elis Regina Composed by Renato Teixeira — It’s of dream and dust The destiny of one alone Like me lost In thought On my horse It’s of lasso and knot Of holster and jiló … Continue reading

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João Valentão

Lyrics from “João Valentão” by Dorival Caymmi (1945) — Listen: João Gilberto, recording in Chico Pereira’s house, 1958 — João Valentão is a bully, he throws blows He doesn’t pay attention and he doesn’t even contemplate life He intimidates every João, … Continue reading

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O Sol Nascerá (A Sorrir)

Lyrics from “O Sol Nascerá (A Sorrir)” by Cartola and Élton Medeiros Album: Nara (Nara Leão, 1964); Cartola (1974) —– Smiling… I intend to live life Because crying I saw my childhood lost Smiling… I intend to live life Because crying I saw … Continue reading

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