Monthly Archives: November 2014

Sala de Recepção

Lyrics from “Sala de Recepção” by Cartola (early 1940s, recorded on Cartola II [1976]) — Inhabited by people so simple and so poor Who have only the sun for shelter How can you sing, Mangueira? (response) Well we’ll have you know … Continue reading

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Nanã

Lyrics from “Nanã” by Moacir Santos and Mário Telles (1964) — When I saw Nanã tonight I saw my goddess by the moonlight Every night I gazed at Nanã – the most beautiful thing to behold What joy to finally … Continue reading

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“Esquiva da Esgrima”

“Esquiva da Esgrima” by Criolo (2014) Talking too much makes gum go sour Call in SAMU and teach this fool to respect our principles There’s more god to give than y’all in a chamberpot Back in the day words alone sorted things out … Continue reading

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